Preventing holiday “learning loss”

Preventing holiday “learning loss”

Classroom teachers have long known that extended breaks from school often lead to learning loss – a kind of educational “shrinkage” in which children forget things they’ve learned and skills they’ve developed in class. While the winter...
Learning better… outdoors

Learning better… outdoors

Outdoor activity and learning are key to our philosophy at Brightling, because research shows they offer significant intellectual, physical and emotional benefits. Unless Environment Canada determines the weather unsafe for outdoor play, we have our kiddos out in...
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...