Have you ever see walking water?! Grab some food colouring, water, glasses, and paper towels and join Miss Laura as we discover some colourful capillary action! If you want more experiment inspiration, check out The STEM Laboratory!
What’s that jingling sound? It’s Miss Sarah, ringing and rhyming all about numbers! Singing songs makes learning about numeracy fun! Start small, with just 1 or 2 apples in the tree, and then add more as you go!
Get creative and learn to code at home! Join Library programmer, Martin, and follow along with these step by step coding tutorials. This week we will build a downhill skiing game where you have to avoid moguls to survive, and collect cans of pop to gain points!
Remember when we talked about re-writing the words to a favourite song? Here’s another example with London Bridges Falling Down! Each season gives us a chance to sing new songs, but never hesitate to use songs that you and your little one are already familiar with!
Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next hackLAB project. This week’s topic: Curving Text in Inkscape
Mindful Gardening visits Pollinator Gardens, a family-owned rural property just outside of Bradford, Ontario. It’s a gardener’s dreamscape: large vegetable gardens, roaming chickens, a greenhouse, and many native and non-native flowers and trees that support different species of pollinators including butterflies. In addition to touring the property, I speak with owner Maria DaCosta about how she supports pollinators and how she is preparing for the months ahead through seed saving and preserving. Pollinator Gardens also sells hand-harvested seeds from vegetable and flower plants grown on the property. Get in touch by visiting http://www.instagram.com/pollinatorga… and http://www.facebook.com/Pollinator-ga…, or calling (289) 231-7747.
Star light, star bright, what are the stars you’ll see tonight? As the sunsets sooner, it’s a great time to do some star gazing! What constellations can you see in the night sky? Create your own starry skies with Miss Laura this week!
Rewriting the words to a favourite song not only makes a memorable new sing along, but it also introduces new vocabulary! This new version of London Bridges Falling Down is perfect as the leaves change colour and the wind starts to blow! How else could you change the words?
Connect with your favourite stories in new ways, learn from the best children’s authors, and ignite your imagination with the Telling Tales Festival! Check out their book lists, activity lists, and great videos from some fantastic Canadian talent. Find it all here: https://tellingtales.org
Join Melissa and Max as they race the clock to build the CN Tower and Rogers Center using TinkerCAD. Vote for your favourite design using #teamMelissa or #teamMax in the comments below.