Getting to know local bugs

Getting to know local bugs

Summer in Winnipeg is infamous for one particular insect. You know the one. We don’t need to name it. But we actually have a huge number and variety of insects in our ecological community, and summertime gives kids (and other curious people!) a great opportunity...
Developing numeracy early

Developing numeracy early

We all want our little ones to develop a comfort with math. Whether they end up studying advanced mathematics in university or not, they will need to understand many mathematical concepts to be able to navigate their daily lives and manage their personal affairs.At...
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...