“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
We are so proud of the community that we have collectively built, nurtured, and cultivated at The Clover School. Over the years, we have laughed and cried together. We have celebrated one another’s achievements and offered one another a helping hand when someone has needed it. We have lent each other a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on. We have stood alongside families as we’ve watched their children grow. We have made many memories with children and families that will last a lifetime.
Every community resembles a lovingly woven quilt – each patch unique and special, assembled to create a colourful and cohesive tapestry. While lovely on their own, these patches shine beautifully and brightly when brought together.
Now, more than ever, community is so important. It is this sense of connection and togetherness that will give us the strength, hope, and support that we all need to get through these unique and challenging times.
Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki
Co-Founders & Directors of The Clover School
The weather is (finally!) getting warmer and spring is in full bloom around us. At The Clover School, we champion a sense of connectedness to the world around us. We understand that a deep appreciation of the awe-inspiring force of the natural world can lead to transformative experiences that feed the soul. This week, we encourage families to make bird feeders. Your child will love watching their new feathered friends right outside the window of your home.
MAKE YOUR OWN BIRD FEEDER
Kids like to be informed and engaged, but talking to kids about the news can be a challenge. This podcast, created by moms who are broadcast journalists, offers young listeners five minutes of kid-friendly news (followed by a quick quiz) each day, five days a week. Perfectly timed for waking up and easy to incorporate into your morning routine, KidNuz lets you start the day off on a worldly and informative note. Five minutes of today’s top stories, current events, politics, science, entertainment, sports, and more — all nonpartisan and age-appropriate.
KIDNUZ | DAILY NEWS PODCAST FOR KIDS
Susie Allison is the creator of the Busy Toddler Instagram account (@busytoddler). She is a former kindergarten and grade 1 teacher and author of Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting: From Their First No to Their First Day of School (and Everything in Between). Her Instagram account is an incredible resource, full of fun, engaging, and interactive activities to keep your child active and busy during this time at home.
BUSY TODDLER INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
Every day at 7:30 pm, Toronto shows their love and appreciation to doctors, nurses, and frontline workers. Communities around the city are coming together to show their support and gratitude to these individuals by taking to their front porches and balconies or opening up their windows to cheer, clap, bang pots and pans, and make some noise. Collectively, we applaud them for their hard work, commitment, and dedication in the fight against Covid-19. Get your family involved in saluting our city’s heroes.
CHEER ON FRONTLINE WORKERS EVERYDAY
This week, we would like to share an incredible online resource, Reiki Healing 101: Decrease Stress, Balance Your Body & Break Through Negative Energy, which is a free course available through Mind Body Green.
REIKI HEALING 101 COURSE
Stop, Breathe & Think is a mindfulness and meditation app for both adults and children. Encourage your kids, and the whole family, to Stop, Breathe & Think with this fun and easy to use app—designed to help kids discover the superpowers of quiet, focus, and more peaceful sleep.
STOP, BREATHE & THINK APP