Nurture and Thrive - Parenting and Child Development

As educators, we’re expected to be a lot of things to a lot of people. We’re teachers, coaches, caretakers, custodians, and so much more. To our students, we don’t just tell them what they need to learn, we show them in the way we, ourselves, behave.

In the middle of a chaotic classroom or other stressful situation, it can be hard to find the kind of mindfulness and positive language we hope to model. Here are a few ways we can do that with just some small adjustments to our words.

Yet another tournament-tagged recapture!! 

Our team had the pleasure of participating in the L'nu Sipuk Kina'muokuom School (LSK) school tournament in 2019 for the first time, this awesome tournament teaches youth how to fish, proper handling etiquette, and of course our research with tagging demonstrations! On 8 May 2019 - the day of the tournament we tagged 26 bass caught by youth and BASS1997 has been recaptured!

BASS1997 was caught on a circle hook with bloodworm and was 50cm total length upon being tagged by our team member Rachel Pomerleau. 

On 9 May 2020 angler Jerry Maloney recaptured it on the Stewiacke River at 20" (50.8 cm) - the first time it has been recaptured since it was tagged

Thank you LSK and Jerry!

Great Ideas and Activities for Kids development! 
Welcome to The Inspired Treehouse! Below, you’ll find links to all of our favorite activities and ideas for promoting healthy motor, sensory, and cognitive development in kids! These activities for kids were created and tested by pediatric therapists – so they’re tried and true!

A useful index of all activities for kids from The Inspired Treehouse, organized by theme.

11 plants that you can always regrow from kitchen scraps. Beet, celery, lettuce, green onion, and some other are given here. They are all popular vegetables and herbs, so surely help with your cooking. If you are finding a meaning project that the whole family can join in.


This site has lots and lots of activities for younger children to learn as they play.  Some of the early learning topics include... Math, Language & Literacy, Science, Art, STEM Challenges, Fine/Gross Motor Skills, Sensory, Loose Parts, Blog Posts and Toy/Games.

Kids learn best by doing!

There are some really neat videos on here, you can explore different countires, animal sanctuaries, a variety of animals, music, etc., all through videos and live cam feeds.

For as long as schools are closed, we're open.  Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or table.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy.

Explore parent resources to help you raise kind, curious and resilient children.

Helping Preschoolers Build Self-Regulation Skills That Are The Foundation Of Success


Giving teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning.


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