Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
There is no disputing that these are extraordinary and challenging times that we are presently in. Rising cases, rolling lockdowns and uncertainty of what the future may hold. So many are struggling under the weight of the hardships we are facing. However, while it may feel like there are moments where skies may seem dark, we must look for those rays of sunshine – the metaphorical light at the end of the tunnel.
It is our hope that we all continue to search for and cherish the little joys that each day can bring. The first bite of a quiet breakfast before the daily hustle begins. Putting on your favourite sweatshirt fresh and warm from the dryer. A bunch of flowers added to your shopping cart at the checkout of a grocery store. Singing loudly to your favourite song on the radio. A hilarious meme sent to you by a friend to brighten your afternoon. Organizing a cupboard full of items long forgotten. A rush of endorphins after a living room workout. Stopping to appreciate the golden hues of sunset at the end of your workday. The flicker of excitement in your children’s eyes at the falling snow as they bundle up to play. A pizza dinner and family games night on a cozy Friday evening in. Scrolling through old photos on our phones of memories and moments stolen from what seems like a different life that also serve as a bright reminder of what’s to come.
Perhaps when we look back at this unique moment in history it will be these tiny glimmers of hope that we will remember. For as Robert Brault reminds us; these small moments may become the memories that we hold most cherished in our hearts.
Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki Co-Founders & Directors of The Clover School
Where art, science, and dinos meet! While the doors of the Ontario ScienceCentre remain closed, they are encouraging individuals of all ages to virtually visit their Dinosaurs In Motion exhibit. Hang out with life-sized dinosaur sculptures forged from recycled metal. Learn about the artist and see how pulleys, game remotes, and levers control these powerful creatures.
For some family fun, try completing their virtual scavenger hunt while you explore the exhibition. Search for hidden objects, uncover amazing dinosaur facts, and explore how the artist created these stunning sculptures!
Longos invites you to try one of their live Loft Virtual classes, where you can cook along with a chef from the comfort of your home kitchen. They are offering classes for both children and adults. From your children learning to make a kid-friendly brunch, preparing a family feast as a family, to some inspiration for recipes for a date-night in for parents, there is something for everyone! Grab your apron and get ready for some fun!
This podcast has a biology slant but makes a good listen for any kids interested in digging in the dirt, learning about animals, or listening to tales of ecosystems in far-off lands. There are episodes on the jungle, the Arctic, and nearly everything between.
Earth Ranger Emma is a wildlife biologist, a roaming reporter for the EarthRangers podcast, and your host. This podcast is for all children who love to explore the mysteries of nature. Join Earth Ranger Emma on her many explorations and adventures, all in the name of science!
Now more than ever, local businesses need our support. The restaurant and hospitality industry is one of the hardest hit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Each time you order from your local eatery, you’re putting more money into the local economy and helping restaurants during this critical time. Unfortunately, UberEats and many other companies are charging restaurants up to 30% for food delivery. Not only that, food on UberEats is typically more expensive than ordering from the restaurant directly.
The website, Not Uber Eats, was built to encourage people to order directly from local restaurants. Next time you don’t feel like cooking, check out the website to find find new local delights. You are sure to find something delicious, all while supporting our neighbourhood eateries!
Montessori is a timeless approach to education with a powerful legacy of proven success. For over a century, the Montessori model has equipped children around the world with a distinct academic advantage that lasts a lifetime. We are pleased to share the opportunity to take part in a Montessori Parenting Series, offered through MontessoriThrive.
This series, designed to educate and inspire parents to carry the knowledge of Montessori into their homes, will take place every Wednesday, from January 20th to February 17th, from 8 to 9 PM EST.
Each Wednesday evening will feature guest speakers who are experts in applying Montessori principles to parenting. They will be sharing with you their knowledge and experience in Montessori education, child development, and parenting, and will also answer parent questions live on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting parenting series at no cost, as the aim of the series is to spread the wisdom of Montessori philosophy to anyone who wants to learn about it.
This coming Wednesday’s event (February 3, 2021) is The Elementary Yearswith Tricia Moseley Bak. We look forward to seeing you there, and to sharing our passion for Montessori with you!
Growth for the growing. A step in the right direction for little feet. Daily reflection for the early days of life. This illustrated and colourful edition of the best-selling Five Minute Journal is designed to focus young minds on the good things in their days, fostering gratitude, and preserving positive memories for years to come. Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life. Improve your mental well-being, decrease anxiety, and feel better every day. With a simple structured format that takes just five minutes, The Five Minute Journal for Kids is simple, quick, and meaningful to share with your young one. Recommended for 5 to 12-year-olds.