Thank you, bees!

Thank you, bees!

It’s mid-summer in Manitoba, and our insect friends are busily doing their jobs in our yards and our parks. But nobody is working harder than our bees! Kids are naturally drawn to bees, and for good reason: they seem magical. They’re colourful, they make a...
The Categories game

The Categories game

Here’s a way for the whole family to have fun together while helping your little ones develop their cognitive abilities and focus. The challenge in this game can be as simple or as demanding as you feel is appropriate for your child’s age and level –...
Who’s in our back yard?

Who’s in our back yard?

While the school year is ending, your child’s brain continues to grow and to crave new knowledge and experiences. One way to keep those little minds running on all engines is to help children teach themselves about their home environment. Environmental awareness...
Teaching self-esteem by example

Teaching self-esteem by example

At Brightling, we learn so much about our kiddos’ families. Whether you know it or not, you are the centre of your children’s world, the hero of their story, and the example they admire most. They tell us about all the ways you amaze them: your yummy...
Tis the season for adorable animal babies

Tis the season for adorable animal babies

One of our favourite things about spring (and there are many) is that it brings so much new life: new buds on the trees, new flowers in the ground, and new animal babies to fawn over (get it?!). A fun side-trip to The Old Farmer’s Almanac site explains that many...
Recognizing your child’s intelligences

Recognizing your child’s intelligences

Yes, that’s right – intelligences. Plural. Back in the olden days (like when I was in elementary school!), most education was delivered through lecture, reading and note-taking. Most learning was evaluated through written tests. Most of it was based, one...