Nature Inspired Christmas Cards

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If your kids loved making our Fall Leaf Art, they are going to love these Nature Christmas Cards! What a wonderful way of cutting down on all the plastic around this time of year! These cards are very environmental friendly, and decorative too! MATERIALS Pressed leaves Evergreens Berries (optional) Card stock or paper Christmas shape […]

Autumn Leaf Art

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Our kids love collecting colourful leaves every fall. Once pressed they make wonderful art collages. You can use sticks, seeds or other autumn treasures to add to their art. MATERIALS Paper towel (optional) Heavy books Leaves Card-stock or paper Googly eyes Glue STEPS Start by collect leaves. Choose leaves that are relatively flat, not curled, […]

Gardening is Like a Friendship

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Children enjoy gardening for many reasons – they like digging, they like seeing things grow, they like helping their families. But one main reason that kids rarely identify is that when they help to create a garden, they feel a connection with that space. And, in a world where people are becoming more and more […]

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Alternative? Montessori? Waldorf? Unschooling? Which one is best for your child? I’m often asked what our teaching philosophies are, and where the ideology comes from. The answer is never as simple as the question. We are all used to labels, as labels have a meaningful purpose, they help us understand and categorize things quickly.  It can be […]

September Milestones

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As September roles around it’s a time of many milestones, our little ones are moving forward in their world as we start to think about saying goodbye to summer and herald in the cooler autumn weather.   It has been an extremely busy season for us at Discovery, final touches on the interior and wrapping […]

Our Week of Discovery

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At the beginning of January we opened up Discovery to a group of families to run a whole week of fun and exploration for the kids. Everyone involved worked tirelessly to make sure it was successful with Kirsten and Jennifer organizing up a storm and Sara preparing activities to keep everyone engaged.  We received amazing […]

Natural Learning: From Skeptic to Believer

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Natural methods of almost anything seem to benefit our minds and bodies better than the manufactured or artificial type. Throughout the past few months, I have read countless articles and watched multiple videos about alternative education, and specifically natural learning. What that term “alternative education” is defined as differs among educators based on their own […]