Practical Money Skills

Financial literacy is the development of skills focused on money, such as making, budgeting, saving, investing, wise spending, and taxes. These skills are vital for the future of our children, and yet – they tend to not really be taught in a traditional sense. Practical Money Skills Canada has a collection of great resources to help […]

Emerging Entrepreneur

Running a business – especially the financial side – offers a lot of hands-on, life skill opportunities for students of all ages. Learning the foundations to be successful is important. That’s why I recommend The Emerging Entrepreneur by Leanne Seel, CPA – a curriculum that teaches how to become an entrepreneur in Canada for youth. Leanne […]

QUICKCHECK Math

In August 2010, I went to a local homeschool book sale and had the chance to connect with a company called QuickCheck math that offers a hands-on creative fun way to reinforce math skills. This product is made by Kinesis Education (Brault & Bouthillier). Their sets are for Grades K through 3. They sent me […]

Teach Your Kids About Canadian Money

Teach your Kids About …. Canadian Money

Looking for some resources and materials to help teach your kids about Canadian money? Here’s a compilation of worksheets and tools for you to use. Money Manipulatives Printable Paper Coins – from Outta the Lines Teaching. Pennies to Toonies. Can be laminated for long term use, or cut and pasted as wanted. Learning Resources Canadian […]

MathSmart Guides

MathSmart Parent Guides

If your child needs some extra practice or more lessons on a math subject, and you need some tools to help teach them, check out the MathSmart Guide series from Popular Book Company. Each grade level consists of two books – one for parents and one for the student. The student book is similar to […]

PrismLand - 3D Shapes Stuffies

Prismland – Geometry Plush Toys

Introducing Prismland – 3D shapes you can hug. Geometry has never been so cute and cuddly. Meet Cubert, Spherrison, Rhonda, Pyri, and Hexter. Created and designed by two recent university grads, and funded by a popular Kickstart campaign, these characters introduce the idea of three-dimensional shapes to young children in a fun, hands-on way. These characters […]

BC Math: Homework Depot

Trigonometry. Quadratic Equations. Radicals. Oh my. Once you get to math in the higher elementary and high school ranges, it can get complex and sometimes even challenging to teach and understand. Having a way to visually show and explain concepts is very helpful. BC Math is a website for students (and teachers) in Grades 8 […]

Learning Advantage

While I am not a homeschooling Mom for real, I play one on vacations and PA Days. Whether you are a homeschooling Mom or one that likes to supplement the kids learning you will appreciate the Learning Advantage and Summer Advantage books. These books came recommended at our kids school so I thought I would […]

10 Educational Board Games

Trying to make learning more fun and hands-on? Why not play a board game? Here are 10+ great games to help your kids learning without them really even knowing it. 1. Scrabble or Bananagrams This classic board game focuses on spelling and words. Using the letters you have available, you create words in a crossword style […]