Piper: A Discovery Learning Experience

Piper is a short story about a big idea!

Piper, one of our favourite short animations, tells a simple tale about a little bird learning to defeat its fear. The story starts with a mother teaching her adorable baby to search for food. With every learning experience, comes obstacles to conquer and work around. For little Piper, it’s the big and scary ocean. In its […]

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A Job Not to be Taken Lightly

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Saving your home from someone who’s intent on destroying it is no easy feat, if not downright nuts. But the animals of Liberty Park were forced to do just that when the mayor of Oakton City had plans to build an amusement park right where they live. Surly the squirrel and Buddy the rat are […]

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Back to the school year: teachers at the ready!

Seems familiar? We hope not. Credit: Clay Bennett/ Chattanooga Times Free Press

Greetings, teachers! August is here, which means it’s time for going back to school, panicking and mourning the end of summer. (Okay, maybe just miss it a little.) School is under a month away and it pays to know where to find ways to make the end of summer a little less stressful.  (You’re here. […]

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Summer’s over, mom and dad!

This may look familiar.

If you’re loving summer as much as we are, you and your kids aren’t likely to be jumping for joy at the prospect of a new school year. With less than a month before we’re going back to school, there’s no reason why you and your kids can’t be back-to-school cool! School readiness isn’t just […]

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Tags: back to school, help for parents, kids, smart parenting, Summer Break