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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»
Tangram Art/Math
Brandon at Queen's Square | November 15, 2018
This Fall's Math Buddies program was a real joy. For nine weeks we had between 10 and 16 registered participants play together with numbers, shapes,... Read More»
mother and children making food
Beth at Preston | November 1, 2018
This time of the year, it’s easy to fall into a lunch rut. My idealistic goals for family lunches any given week include healthy choices, no food... Read More»
Girl Programming Robot with iPad
Brandon, Queen's Square | May 22, 2018
With the advent of touch technology, portable computing, and wireless internet access, many old technologies are being reborn, rebooted, and... Read More»
kids fingers in green slime
Natasha, Hespeler | May 22, 2018
Sticky, yucky, slimey, gooey, smelly, stretchy, gucky, messy…. SCIENCE! Are your children as obsessed with slime as mine are? Children everywhere... Read More»
board game pieces
Trish, Hespeler | February 1, 2018
Board games are back! Just look at the number of board game cafés springing up and board games offer many things that video games don’t. First of all... Read More»
kids on a blackboard
Brandon, Queen's Square | January 2, 2018
The first week of January is STEM Week at Idea Exchange! The STEM approach to education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) actually emerged in... Read More»
boy with beakers
Nicole, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
At Idea Exchange, we LOVE STEAM – so we are SO excited about National S.T.E.A.M. day, which takes place this year on Wednesday, November 8. This day... Read More»

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