Progressive education: The beginnings

Jul 11, 2014

Tags: progressive education, history


"[T]ruth and knowledge … are out of observation and experience rather than manipulation or accepted or given ideas.” -John Locke

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What's up Saturdays!: The stay cool edition

Jul 11, 2014

Tags: water parks, weekend, kid-friendly, toronto


This beautiful sunny weather is perfect for splish-splashing around in water. For this weekend’s edition of What’s Up Saturday, we’ve compiled a list of fun places for the whole family to cool off.

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The 5 Great Things About Summer Camp!

Jun 16, 2014

Tags: summer camp, children


Summer - the days are long, the weather is sunny, and the children have two glorious months off from school! At Hillcrest, we think that summer camp should be a place of play and of laughter, a place where summer can be fully enjoyed. That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of opportunity to learn and grow as well!

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Weekend Roundup: The Long Weekend Edition

May 16, 2014

Tags: Toronto, kid-friendly events, May 24, Victoria Day


The Victoria Day long weekend means three days’ worth of entertainment! Avoid “I’m bored” with events and activities all weekend long.

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DIY candles for Sabbath

May 16, 2014

Tags: DIY, Sabbath, kid-friendly activities


Why do we light candles on Friday night? To honour the Sabbath and bring peace to the home. Activities you can do together are a great way to teach kids about Shabbat. Here are some instructions for DIY rolled-up beeswax candles - an easy, safe craft with a really pretty end result!

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