When your child enters a daycare or preschool program, one question you may have is: how effective will this program be? Does my child need to sit in a desk to learn, or find their own way through play? Is experiential education in early childhood a wildcard? Or should my child be gaining knowledge through measurable instruction? On this blog, we’ve covered some of the common, mainstream … [Read more...] about What is experiential education in early childhood, and why is it important?
Being cooped up in the house with preschool-aged kids is no fun, especially if they’re bored! If your kids are not going to be in daycare in Vancouver on a weekend or holiday, we’ve got some ideas for outings! Here is a list of family fun activities in Vancouver for preschool-aged kids on no-daycare days: Spend hours at the Terra Nova Adventure Playground This relatively new playground in … [Read more...] about Family fun activities in Vancouver for preschoolers and young kids on no-daycare days
Why teach preschoolers to recycle? Are they too young to ‘get it’? We don’t think so! At Rainforest Learning Centre, we build recycling and care for the environment into our curriculum. We believe it makes for responsible citizens of our future. But more than that, it teaches educational and life lessons too! In this article, we’ll discuss reasons and ideas to teach preschoolers about … [Read more...] about Reasons and ideas to teach preschoolers about recycling
As parents, you want the best for your child. Many parenting theories and ideas are on the web these days for us to peruse. Some fit our liking, our history and our experiences. Others are new and you may have questions about how they can fit into your everyday life. Attachment parenting is one parenting theory that has built an audience around it. Celebrities are doing it, so you may have seen … [Read more...] about Attachment parenting and daycare: how does it work?
Co-sleeping is a debated issue. On top of that, if your child is in daycare, it can present another layer to the decision you make about whether or not to do it. In this article we’ll discuss some of the pros and cons of co-sleeping, and what people are saying about it online. Understanding the different forms of co-sleeping and how they change the debate around it The first thing to know … [Read more...] about Pros and cons of co-sleeping with your toddler or child, and how it affects daycare
Science is all around us. Young kids are actively testing theories too, even if they’re not doing an official school-led, preschool science experiment. For example, repeated ball throwing, water splashing and banging on things is part of sensory development, which we wrote about here. The neat thing about science, however, is that often remains a ‘secret’ until we discover it. It’s not always … [Read more...] about 4 Easy science experiments for toddlers and preschoolers, and more