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During the last two weeks, our Grade One students have been immersed in the fine literature provided by this year’s Forest of Reading Program. This is an initiative of the Ontario Library Association, and is Canada’s largest reading program. It comprises of eight reading sequences 
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Since our JK children are attending and participating in yoga classes, we thought that we would share some words of wisdom about the essentials of yoga. We found an excellent article by Marsha Wenig entitled, ‘The Benefits of Yoga for Kids’ which we share the 
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The Grade 3 students have spent the week having fun with experimentation.  They are working in their groups for the inquiry fair to answer questions they have about forces.  Some are creating mini tsunamis, others or making moon craters from cocoa powder.  All the while, 
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During health class, we began our inquiries into the ‘Human Body’, specifically the ‘Digestive System’. Their answers were not only varied, but quite informative and knowledgeable: “You need to chew the food,” declared LL. NK added, “We need to chew so that it will be 
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“Play nourishes every aspect of children’s development – it forms the foundation of intellectual, social, physical, and emotional skills necessary for success in school and in life. Play paves the way for learning”. (Canadian Council on Learning  – Early Childhood Learning Knowledge Centre), “Let the Children Play: 
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Welcoming Children to Mei Bimbi While everyone at home in Canada is groaning at the return of winter weather, I am basking in the heat and humidity in Guangzhou, China.  It’s April, and I am here supporting the Faculty of Mei Bimbi, Guangzhou’s first Reggio-inspired early 
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Canadian research states that playing, learning and working in Nature have many benefits for children. We, at Richland have designed an outdoor Club for young children, which is designed to explore the outdoor environment, leave traces of our work for the community to enjoy and 
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According to Marks Tarlow-(The American Journal of Play), “Play is a vital human instinct crucial to child development and maintains an important role in mental and physical health throughout the human lifespan.”  Play is how children make sense of the world. Play is an effective method of 
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“Using the light table to explore has provided a magical feeling for the children.” (Learning through Play,  2011.) A strong emphasis and focus of the space is the light table. This tool is an integral part of our inquiries and considerations. It allows children to experiment with how 
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The Grade 3 students are exploring forces and started by watching a video on National Geographic’s top natural disasters.  The students tied their learning to structures, noting that some well-built structures in the world have been destroyed in minutes by natural disasters such as hurricanes, 
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