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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #5 for some courage-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

~ by Dan Santat

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Plucky Irene, a dressmaker’s daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball.

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Let the kids decorate their food with sunny egg faces. Cut templates for the faces out of a simple omelette using round cookie cutter, then animate using olives for eyes, shredded cheese for hair, and cherry tomatoes for noses and smiles. ~ eggs.ca

Songs and Music

Song: ALL ABOUT COURAGE Educational Content: This song encourages students to show courage, by being brave and trying new things. Some examples include: getting through your first dance recital, trying out for a t-ball team, reading a book independently, singing a solo, going on a scary ride, going down the highest slide, raising your hand to answer a question in class, standing up to a bully, saving someone in danger, trying a new vegetable, etc. ~ HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #4 for some friendship-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one’s place in the world.

~ by Dan Santat

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The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. 

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Bring the kids together with their friends to help make this kid-friendly fruit salad into a cooperative friendship salad.

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Songs and Music

Information & Fun Facts

What is friendship? Friends play together, share together, and dance together! Elmo and Rosita know all about friendship because they are the best of friends!


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #3 for some gratitude-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: The Grateful Book

There is so much to be grateful for.

~ by Angela Kohler

Craft Activity:

This gratitude jar is a fun, easy family activity. Add to the jar weekly, daily or monthly and have everyone to write down one thing each time they are thankful for.

Materials needed:

  • glue
  • stickers
  • gratitude cards or squares of paper

Directions:

Using the gratitude jar and writing down what we are thankful for happens can happen around the dinner table. Pass out small paper cards and some pens and ask everyone to write what they were most thankful for that given day, week or month. After reading the cards out loud, place them in the jar and watch the gratitude jar fill up. It can be fun to lay all the cards out and revisit each one as a family.

  1. Decorate a family gratitude jar
  2. Cut out squares of paper or use the gratitude template
  3. Write or draw what you are grateful for, read/share as a family, and put in jar
  4. Revisit contents of jar once full

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In this autobiographical story, Little Trisha, overjoyed at the thought of learning how to read struggles when she finds that all the letters and numbers get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her “dummy.” Finally, in fifth grade, she is lucky enough to have a teacher who recognizes Trisha’s incredible artistic ability, understands her problem, and takes the time to lead her to the magic of reading.

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Songs and Music


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #2 for some sharing-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!
Learning to share is important for making and keeping friends and playing well with other children. But sharing can be a challenge, especially at first. Your child will need plenty of practice and encouragement.

Featured Story: The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of THE LION INSIDE.

~ by Jim Field

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Norris the bear waits patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree only to find out what it takes to make two new friends.

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Vocabulary


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime #1 for some Halloween-themed fun, part of TLE’s Free Gummy Bear Reading Club!

Featured Story: Pop-Up Peekaboo! Pumpkin

Can you find Little Black Cat and her friends hiding under the flaps? Let’s look behind the cauldron. You better watch out! They might jump out at you. ~ by DK

Craft Activity: Halloween Treat Bag

Design your own Halloween Treat bag:

Materials needed:

  • glue
  • assorted foam shapes
  • lunch bag
  • assorted decorative craft items

Directions:

  1. Select foam pieces and stickers to decorate your treat bag
  2. Use craft glue to attach them to the bag.
  3. Add eyes and fun craft items to finish your creation.
  4. Fill your treat bag with goodies!

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This story is about a little girl who is a witch, and it’s fair to say that it’s more sweet than spooky.

Recipes

Cooking with your kids can help boost their development:

Increases language development

Enhances fine motor skills

Improves reading development

Introduces children to science and math skills

Vocabulary


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Family Reading Club

We’re BACK! Join the Sunday Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! Spend an hour Sunday mornings with The Learning Exchange for stories, songs, craft time and parent resources to engage you and your child with fun interactive stories starting with a fun Halloween-themed dress-up day October 31st!

Registration

You can register for all Sunday sessions or just one or two. You will receive a Zoom link for the session/s after you register. FREE for all families! Children registered will receive* a free Gummy Bear activity bag, complete with the items needed for the weekly craft!

Date and theme:

Gummy Bear Activity Bags

Children will receive a Gummy Bear Club membership certificate, Gummy Bear jellies, a Scholastic book, craft supplies for weekly crafts, and Gummy Bear ears to wear for each Sunday morning reading! *Quantities are limited

*Gummy Bear Activity Bags (quantities limited) can be picked up, in advance, in the Laval area. You will receive more information after registration.

Gummy Bear ears made by Party Ears, one of TLE’s literacy supporters


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The Learning Exchange’s Health and Wellness campaign may be over but you can revisit the topics presented weekly by Pheleshia. Take a listen to the informative podcasts or read and learn about the themes. Enjoy!

Pheleshia is a teacher and has a Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Counselling: Special Needs. She is a Certified Canadian Yoga Alliance-Registered Yoga Teacher | CYA-RYT650 certified.

Meet Pheleshia

Pheleshia is passionate about plants, the stars and mostly about all aspects of health: Emotional, spiritual, psychological, and physical. She is a traditional herbalist and promotes a holistic and global health perspective in her teaching and practice of yoga. She has been practicing yoga for 30 years and did her yoga teacher training with Dr. Madan Bali.

As a lifelong learner she has since completed the following yoga teacher training: Yogathérapie: Anatomie avancée, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Yin, Usage des outils et supports, Yoga Prénatal & Postnatal, yoga aérien (with 700 hours teaching aerial) et Enseignant guérisseur and is currently completing her training as a birth doula. She is CYA-RYT650 certified.

~ Take hold of your health


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Enjoy these podcast episodes from TLE’s Power of Podcast project.

An interview with Anthony Leroy of the Stepford Wolves about his mental health journey and making music. Warning: discussion about depression and suicide.  If you or someone you know, is experiencing a crisis, there is help. Speak with someone today. Canada Suicide Prevention Service | Hours: 24/7/365 | 833-456-4566

Tys Burger Interviews Sable Walsh in front of a live zoom audience about her song, It’s Under Your Couch. They talk about the music industry, what music can do for mental health, and the process of writing a song. 

In this episode we meet Laura Bardsley, the musician behind Punctï. Laura has been releasing an album every month for the past 4 years, and has some insightful things to say about making music, not being too self-critical, and letting yourself do what you love. 


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Join the summer Sunday Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! Spend Sunday morning with readers Enza and Vidya as they read stories, sing songs and dance to engage you and your child with fun interactive stories.

Summer Sunday Morning Stories on Zoom

Do you have young children or grandchildren between the ages of 2-7? If yes, join the Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! You can register for all Sunday sessions or just one or two. You will receive a Zoom link for the session/s after you register. FREE for all families!

Children will receive a Gummy Bear Club membership certificate, Gummy Bear jellies, a Scholastic book and Gummy Bear ears to wear for each Sunday morning reading! *Quantities are limited

Gummy Bear ears made by Party Ears, one of TLE’s literacy supporters

Sundays on Zoom: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM

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  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15
  • August 22


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Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend! 

~ Pheleshia

This week’s theme is: The Warriors

Reflection Questions

  • How would you explain what your CORE is?  
  • Where do you get inner strength to help you in all life situations? 
  • How do you differentiate the need for subtle energy versus direct energy? What do you do to replenish your “gas tank”? 
  • Describe 5 things you have done in the past week that have made you feel energized, fulfilled and rejuvenated? 
  • What is your reaction to the bandas? 
  • When you think about your yoga practice, are there areas where you seem blocked? How can you unblock them? 

Students are encouraged to share their journal reflections on the Facebook group! This helps build our community of people interested in wellness! At the end of each weekly lesson, I will propose items to reflect or meditate upon. Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!

Further reading and exploration

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