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I Can Do It Myself! A Toddler’s Push for Independence

Toddlers, 1-year-olds to 3-year-olds, are full of energy and curiosity. They’re practicing and mastering many skills, like walking, talking, and climbing. However, their biggest endeavor is becoming their own person. One of the major challenges for parents is supporting their toddler in developing this independence. Parents are understandably not ready for their child to stop

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20 Activities to Keep Your Child Busy During the Pandemic

Here are 20 ways to keep kids active, creating, and exploring!   Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt Go on a scavenger hunt around your neighbourhood and see what you can find! Use our scavenger hunt list or make your own with this blank template! Toronto Zoo Live Everyday at 1:00pm the Toronto Zoo hosts a live show

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Avoiding Power Struggles: Easier Said Than Done!

Power struggles are common, especially during high stress times like a pandemic. They’re exhausting for parents and for children. Let’s dive into ways to ease these moments by getting to the root of the problem. Challenging behaviours give rise to teachable moments Identifying how to self-regulate and develop skills to cope and recover from stress

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Ridley Orchard Through the Years

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, Nicole reflects on her mother’s legacy and how it has helped raise a generation of adventurers, creators, scientists, artists, and inventors. Twenty-five years ago, my mother, Sophie, opened a 1000sqft school. Her goal was to share her passion for early childhood education and making sure children were validated, seen,

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