Category Archives: Activities

Out of School: Beaver Believers

November’s trait to focus in the Futurekids Out Of School Program, located in Coquitlam, was on teaching our children to be industrious, persistent and purposeful. Since the urbanization of society, children have been asked to do less and less for the family. No more collecting the eggs or milking the...

Daycare & Preschool: The Busy Beavers

In the month of November, the teachers at Futurekids, a daycare and preschool in Coquitlam, focused on strengthening positive work ethics in the children. There are so many elements to defining work ethics. It refers to one’s attitude towards hard work, responsibility, honesty, focus, determination and dedication. Work ethics starts...

Out Of School: Wise Like Owl

This month we hit on a winning combination of a super fun way to encourage lots of reading and writing. Children in Futurekids Out of School program gathered some favorite photos (personal, pet, family, etc.) and then added speech bubbles to them. This brought giggles to even the reluctant writers....

Preschool & Daycare: Wise Owl

All parents and teachers would agree that communication plays an important part in the social and intellectual development of young children. As we know, communication has many facets including observing non-verbal cues, listening skills, interpreting information and responding. A special presentation by O.W.L. provided an effective means of appraising children’s...

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...

Daycare & Preschool: Children Of Nature

Recent studies have established the long known benefits of the relationship between children’s contact with the natural outdoors and their intellectual, emotional, social, spirtual, and physical development. In July, the aim of the teachers at Futurekids Daycare centre was to improve children’s knowledge about the environment while strengthening all areas...