Lock Robots

I spy a growing robot pattern waiting for the bus.🚍 Flip and rotate these @lockrobots to connect them in creative ways and build spatial reasoning. We built a growing number pattern and counted each robot in the stacks - in a robot voice, of course.🤖😁 #fostercreativity #sponsored #mathisfun #earlylearning

Rethinking Fun

As I reflect on the summer, I can’t help but be inspired to re-enter the school year with an enhanced creative lens. Working at Sago Mini has inspired me to find the FUN in all teachings, no matter how big or small. This was something that I saw, felt, and heard time and time again whether it was from play designers, artists, or developers. If you aren’t familiar with Sago Mini’s products they are amazing! A couple of years ago, my sister-in-law, Kerry, introduced me to the T

Favourite Toys

What is your child’s favourite toy? I often watch Nicky and wonder about why he gravitates to certain toys more than others. This wooden bus has always been one of his favourites. When I listen closely he’s engaged in a pretend play scenario where his friends are singing The Wheels on the Bus 🎶 and helping each other with opening and closing the bus door. This pretend play shows that he’s taking his understanding of the world around him and connecting it to his own interests

Buying Educational Toys

What makes you buy certain toys for your kids and why is thinking about what you buy important? It's well documented that when children play they are learning! While playing children have the opportunity to practise many skills and competencies including creative thinking and problem solving. Having open-ended toys (toys that there isn’t one right way to play with them) is important because they allow kids to engage in play that gives them the opportunity to explore their nat

I'm Creative.

If I say the words, I’ll believe them right?!? In fact, I’m just starting to believe this. I work with an extremely talented and inspiring colleague, Tina Zita. As we were chatting one day about modern learners and our side projects, I told her that I do not consider myself a creative person. I told her how I’ve tried to be creative. How I’ve tried to learn to paint by copying my Grandmother’s paintings; how my husband is creative and has encouraged me to explore photography

Counting Collections & Math

Determining “how many” builds early math learning. Before young children are able to add and subtract, one way they develop a sense of number is by lining up collections to determine “how many” they have. Children tend to do this intuitively and you've probably observed your child lining up their toy cars, dolls, or blocks. When children do this they are exploring the mathematical idea of magnitude; the idea that as their collection gets larger (the more and more they line up