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SWIR:  Strategies for Keeping Instructional Tools and Toys Safe

SWIR: Strategies for Keeping Instructional Tools and Toys Safe 0

With new stringent sanitation standards in schools and child care centres, is the only safe option, plastic toys?  Do we have to walk back the naturalization (wood pebbles, feathers, fabrics etc) of our classrooms? 

In this third in a series of blog posts on how child care centres and classrooms are re-opening while keeping both children and staff safe in a COVID world, we've organized some hygiene strategies for instructional materials and toys:  Sanitizing/Washing, Individualizing and Rotating (SWIR).

How the Third Teacher can Teach Hygiene

How the Third Teacher can Teach Hygiene 0

Across Canada child care centres are re-opening, facing many decisions on how to keep both children and staff safe in a world reshaped by COVID-19. Ready access to sanitation options can make it easier for children to self-regulate and incorporate enhanced hygiene practices. In this first of a series of blog posts we’ll look at furnishings that help centres adapt to heightened sanitation and hygiene standards.

Quality Cubbies in Nova Scotia:  the Reggio Emilia approach illustrated

Quality Cubbies in Nova Scotia: the Reggio Emilia approach illustrated 0

In a recent trip to Nova Scotia we saw how in their province wide deployment of pre-primary classrooms their cubbies were put to work in multiple roles, illustrating a Reggio Emilia approach.
Brand New, Unique Products from our Pre-Order Collection -- on SALE Now!

Brand New, Unique Products from our Pre-Order Collection -- on SALE Now! 0

We've found brand new and unique products in Nuremberg and New York that we couldn’t wait till 2019 to share with you. 

Find ALL of these new items available for pre-order and put them  ON SALE!

Order by the end of April to get 10% off furniture, and 15% off resources.

Cots, Carts, Kids and Your Back

Cots, Carts, Kids and Your Back 0

“We’ve been searching for cots like these for 3 years!” 

From the perspective of a workplace health and safety expert, Community Playthings cots and carts for child care centres and full day kindergarten are unique.  Not only protecting hygiene but reducing the back strain that significantly contributes to lost work hours. 

Bring Indoors Out and Outdoors In, to Upgrade Your Space

Bring Indoors Out and Outdoors In, to Upgrade Your Space 1

This Upgrade Your Space article is focusing on items that bring the outdoors in or the indoors out:  Outlast blocks and a Mud Kitchen.  Their extra versatility really reduces your Cost per Use and increases the value of your upgrade.