Calming “needle nerves”

Calming “needle nerves”

With COVID-19 vaccinations now being made available to children as young as 5 in Manitoba, there’s a lot of talk about needles. And while most parents see this vaccination as a long-awaited safeguard against a deadly illness… to the kids now preparing to...
Home experiment: the WHY of handwashing

Home experiment: the WHY of handwashing

Every parent knows children become more inquisitive and independent as they grow. And as this development happens, they sometimes need to understand WHY they should do the things we want them to do… like washing their hands. At Brightling Academy and in all our...
Do the waggle dance!

Do the waggle dance!

We’ve made all our posts this month about bees – because honestly, there are so many cool things to learn about bees that we can’t see a reason not to! One of the most amazing, we think, is the way bees use a special dance to communicate with one...
Keeping little bodies cool in hot weather

Keeping little bodies cool in hot weather

Winnipeg weather is glorious in summer (some would say it’s our reward for January and February, but we love the snow, too!) – and if June was any indication, we are in for a gorgeous few months ahead. To keep everyone in great shape to enjoy the summer,...
A nap is a beautiful thing

A nap is a beautiful thing

Until about the age of 5, most children need a mid-day nap to keep them fresh and energized. A nap helps them regulate their moods, re-charge their batteries, and has even been shown to increase their intellectual performance. If your child struggles to power...
3 tips for self-care show AND tell

3 tips for self-care show AND tell

Do you recognize the parent who sounds like this? To the kids: “Wash your hands!” “Eat your vegetables!” “You need your sleep!” To yourself: “I have to get these gifts wrapped for next week – I have to prep tomorrow...