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Parents are a child's first and best teacher!

You can keep your children engaged, active and learning during and after COVID-19 with these easy-to-use, fun resources and activities developed by professional educators and used in publicly-funded schools across Canada.

Resources for children ages 3+

Talk, read, sing and play together every day! This activity book contains lots of fun family activities to engage early learners at home.
This 2019-2020 calendar includes 52 weeks of activities covering the four building blocks of reading and writing:
  • Talking and listening
  • Sharing stories and books
  • Language play and games
  • Finding reading and writing all around us
Make mealtimes fun and educational with these easy and affordable recipes you can make with your child. Family time in the kitchen helps children learn about food and build healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime.
Children’s singer and songwriter, Bob Schneider, has recorded ten songs for the Welcome to Kindergarten program. Join in by singing, dancing and moving to the rhythm of the songs.
Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, available for iPad, Android tablet or Chromebook, children ages 5 to 7 can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively on the computer.


Resources for children ages 9+

Spark the entrepreneurial spirit in your older child with these lessons that walk through how to create some basic business tools.
 


Build an app


Make a commerical
 

Scratch.org

Designed for students ages 8 to 16, this online tool allows older learners to program their own interactive stories, games and animations and share their creations with others in the online community. It helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

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