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Ideas Become Reality

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...

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Natural Materials Club

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...

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Imaginative Play

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...

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Light Understandings

“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...

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What are Forces?

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...

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