Category Archives: Activities

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...

Out of School: Canada 150th & Me

O, Canada! There’s a lot to love about our country. Here is a glimpse of our children’s Canadian inspired photo booth. Canada’s name comes from a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois who were pointing to a village (for which they used the word “Kanata”). They were actually trying...

Daycare & Preschool: Eh! Canada

Traveling across Canada this school year has been an amazing opportunity to learn about our country. Our graduation recital divulged some of the important aspects of each province and territory that our children at Futurekids, a daycare, and preschool in Coquitlam, learned. Of course, the recital would not be complete without...

Out of School Discovers The Home Of Confederation

Scottish descendants makeup the largest population in the Prince Edward Island community. The province has its own tartan and officially recognizes a dress tartan for evening wear. Our children in the Futurekids Out of School program got into the Scottish spirit with various activities including the Highland Games. These games...

The Daycare & Preschool Explores Canada’s Green Province

We come to the last province on our theme on Canada, Prince Edward Island. It is the smallest, the greenest and famous for its red soil. Agriculture is its largest industry and half of the land is dedicated to farming. To get personal to farm and animals, our children at...