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Out of School: Back To School

The teachers at Futurekids, an after school program in Coquitlam, believe that whenever an activity is enjoyed, even if it requires strenuous and sustained effort or hard work, it is play. Whenever it is disliked or a boredom, than it is work. However, no one activity can be play for...

Preschool And Daycare: September Books & Brains

The native ancestors of this land observed the way animals live in nature and learnt many lessons about each animal including their strengths, instincts, reactions and special qualities. Our teachers at Futurekids, a daycare and preschool in Coquitlam, spent the whole of September similarly observing and assessing each child. Play...

Daycare Summer: Nature & Imagination

One of the most amazing things about nature is that it never stops. In August, we explored our ability of the mind to be creative and resourceful. The prospects were similarly endless. A stick collection engaged the children’s imagination. First, a teacher narrated a visual story of “it is not...

Out Of School Summer: Woodland Storyboard

Reading enthusiasm is a challenge faced by most kids during summer as school is out and they would rather indulge in fun and relaxation. However, many scientific articles attest that children who continue learning and reading during the summer absorb and retain information faster and do better in class. Continuing...

Out Of School: Nature’s Workshop

In the past decade, the benefits of connecting to nature have been well documented. Some authorities have established that children who play outside display growth in their character development: they are more adventurous; more self-motivated, and are better able to understand and assess risk. These children are also happier, social...

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