Education

5 Great Ways to Get Kids Out in Nature

Today I’m welcoming special guest blogger Alexa Hildebrandt from Agents of Discovery with super advice for getting your kids involved in the great outdoors! (I’ll think about it…when the temperature warms up!) *************** When I see a toddler tackle tasks on a smartphone, I’m both impressed and alarmed. At that age, I was proud of […] Read more…

Kate Wells: The Special-Needs Parenting Momterview

So far, you’ve probably recognized most of the subjects of my momterviews. Whether they’re TV personalities, musicians or athletes, they’ve been well-known across the country. I’ve decided to shake things up a bit, and start incorporating interviews with some parents who may not be as famous (no offense, Kate!) but who are equally – or […] Read more…

Your Kids Can Code! Microsoft’s #CodeGeneration Campaign

Kids love coding. Really, they do. We hear so much about technology and job prospects (did you know by 2019, the project skills gap in the Canadian IT sector is expected to be 182,000 jobs, and youth unemployment in Canada is at an all-time high? Makes that field pretty tempting…) but it’s also important to […] Read more…

Samsung Tab S Giveaway and Solve for Tomorrow STEM Challenge

(SORRY, AMERICAN FRIENDS: CONTEST OPEN TO CANADIANS ONLY) Okay, dear readers: I have a fantastic giveaway for you! Samsung is offering one lucky This Mom Loves reader a Samsung Tab S tablet (worth $399.99) as part of their mission to spread the word about the Samsung Canada National Education Challenge! Whether you’re a teacher or […] Read more…

Teaching Social/World Issues With Children’s Books: My CHEX Daily Segment and Book Lists

Last night on CHEX Daily I chatted with hosts Teresa Kaszuba and Mike Judson about using children’s books to explore social and world issues with kids. The titles I brought tackle subjects like bullying, learning disabilities, race, homelessness, natural resources, poverty, war and education. In the second segment, we’re joined by one of my PVNC […] Read more…

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