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kids enjoying kindergarten
Pam, Hespeler | January 4, 2019
Starting school is a very exciting time for children. It can be a bit stressful too. Idea Exchange is here to help with that. Kindergarten... 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»
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»
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»
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»
Multicoloured Ice
Margaret, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2018
It’s this time of year that kids often need to be reminded of how much fun winter can be (or, if they don’t, we do!). Let’s not forget that ice is... 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»
R2D2 Droid Box
Annie at the Old Post Office | November 1, 2018
...there was an out of this world STEAMbox! I am a huge Star Wars fan, and was immediately drawn to this STEAMbox. The artwork on this box alone is... Read More»
Makey Makey Setup
Trish at the Old Post Office | November 1, 2018
In first examining this box I wasn’t sure what to expect. The bright red box, and the circuit board design doesn’t give much away as to the contents... Read More»

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