When you think of February 14th, do you think of roses, chocolates and kids giving cards to all their friends? Valentine’s Day is a great time to remind the people around us that we care for them. At the NWT Literacy Council we use this date to share the love of reading.
You might find it hard to imagine a garden this time of year, when all you see is snow, ice and frozen everything. Diving into a seed catalogue is an inexpensive way to experience a bit of summer.
After a year of delivering financial literacy workshops, some in small communities, I’ve really become aware of the lack of access to financial services in much of the NWT.
The suggestion in the new Literacy Council booklet, Children Need Play Every Day, to let children take the lead during play struck a chord with me.
It’s easy for adults to forget how to really play. Sometimes we let product take over process or play. We need to be reminded to just let things happen.