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kids writing
Elora at Queen's Square | July 26, 2019
With the ever changing and progressing resources we have for our children to use on computers, phones and tablets it can be overwhelming to find safe... Read More»
alphabet letters
Jan at Queen's Square | July 22, 2019
Recognizing letters of the alphabet and the sounds the letters make is a necessary skill for reading. Try to practice a little bit every day. How?... Read More»
math kid
Elora at Queen's Square | July 19, 2019
Adding, subtracting and telling time are just some of the fun things you can do with numbers. I know what you’re thinking, “How are numbers fun?” But... Read More»
Numeracy: “Back to the Basics” with the New Math Curriculum
Trish, Old Post Office | July 1, 2019
Math has always been a fundamental part of learning. Each year with the addition of new information and technology, we learn new strategies for... Read More»
Coding Toys
Brandon, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
Coding is the “must have” literacy skill of the 21st century. But gone are the days of learning PASCAL on a two-colour CRT monitor, like I did (once... Read More»
kids in a movie theatre
Beth, Preston | January 2, 2019
Have you heard about Idea Exchange’s new film streaming service called Kanopy? It has a huge variety of films for all ages and interests, it is FREE... Read More»
girl with chalkboard full of equations behind her
Emma, Preston | January 2, 2019
What is STEAM? You may have heard and seen this word around, but what does it mean? And why is it important? STEAM stands for Science, Technology,... Read More»
two boys playing with a code-a-pillar
Lisa, Clemens Mill | January 2, 2019
Educational toys of today are a far cry from the alphabet blocks and School Days Desk that I played with as a child in the 60s and 70s. From the... Read More»
cartoon of a boy reading with a dog
Roberta, Preston | December 27, 2018
This program is now full. It is fur-r-rreal! Join the St. John Ambulance 'Paws 4 Stories' Therapy dogs at Idea Exchange Preston for the ultimate... Read More»
boy in front of a chalkboard showing math and art
Programs + Events | December 1, 2018
There are many parts of math that can be linked to art. Have you ever made a shape scene? Or a repeating pattern when creating a piece of art? These... Read More»

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