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Fostering Creativity in Toddlers

An artist in the making! I absolutely love the Scribble Collection from Pippa and Peach. Nicky loved colouring his Grow Along Scribble Tee and was creating a little story as he did it. “This rocket is for Daddy, this star is Val’s, and this is Mommy’s.” He now wears his masterpiece proudly and was talking to anyone who would listen about it. We used washable markers so that Nicky can recolour his shirt again and again, but you can use Sharpies or even fabric markers if you wa

Develop literacy skills by reading ENVIRONMENTAL PRINT

Environmental print is the everyday print around us in signs, logos and labels. Young children develop early reading skills by “reading” this type of print long before they are able to formally decode words. Kids will recognize the M in the MacDonald’s sign, read Cheerios on the cereal box, or read GO because they recognize the GO Train logo. Environmental print is important because it’s one way that kids first learn to read and recognize words. So the next time you’re out an

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