Potty Training 101
Potty Training 101

Crawling ✔. Walking ✔. Weaned ✔. Talking ✔. Now for potty training… As well as it being an achievement for our children, it is a huge milestone for parents and it can be the most daunting one at that. It is one that can’t be escaped from, but it shouldn’t be one of concern and... Read more »

Spreading Joy #6 - Kindness Rocks
Spreading Joy #6 – Kindness Rocks

Can you imagine just for one moment, if instead of all those apocalyptic films of humanity trying to survive a zombie contagion, that instead the future held a worldwide kindness contagion? Kindness and love spreading over the Earth in a beautiful ripple effect. Think back to a time when you were feeling low, down in... Read more »

Healthy Habits for Warm Weather
Healthy Habits for Warm Weather

Spring has sprung! Or almost, at least! When I think of Spring and Summer time I think of being outside, swimming, enjoying the sunshine and when it comes to food – I think of cooling, delicious, healthy foods that work well for ourselves and our children’s bodies. When we eat foods that are local and... Read more »

Let Them Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” -Fred Rogers This is my favorite quote about play because it is so true! Playing is not just a way for kids to spend time and have fun; We now know that play has... Read more »

Common Strengths in Autism
Common Strengths in Autism

Autism is often talked about by its signs, symptoms, and deficits. It’s generally thought of as a disorder with significant differences than the “typical” population. It’s frequently misunderstood and many people are afraid of an Autism diagnosis either for themselves or their child. But there is a new movement, called Neurodiversity, that aims to increase... Read more »

Autism: Different Than You Might Think
Autism: Different Than You Might Think

Autism. Seeing or hearing this word can impact people in so many different ways. For some, it’s an everyday word. It may remind parents of their child and light up their face. Or it may be a word that describes who they are as a person. For others, it might remind them of their child’s... Read more »

Reading a book together
Let’s read together: three steps for a super special storytime

By Lorraine Akemann, marketing and outreach, Khan Academy Kids One of my favorite parts of early parenting was storytime at the local library. As a mother of two—now teenage—daughters, some of my fondest memories involve spending time reading to them from the library’s bountiful selection of children’s books. I’m happy to report that although my... Read more »

Coloring Page
Pirate Ship Journey Line and Color Printables

Ahoy me mateys! We hope you have been enjoying our new pirate series and all the activities that have been coming out with them. We have put together some color by numbers and line practice that compliment the show and get your kids more involved! Before you go ahead and get started with those, we’d... Read more »

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Arrrgh You Ready to Learn with ABC Pirates?

Super Simple has just released the first three episodes of Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates and parents and teachers everywhere are loving it! ABC Pirates episodes are short, 7-9 minute shows that focus on learning one letter per video. This makes them perfect to introduce a new letter to a child or classroom, with... Read more »

Storytime Yoga
Getting Started with Storytime Yoga

How I Got Started Getting into storytime yoga was a fairly easy transition for me, as I wanted to be able to teach classes that I was also able to bring my toddler to. I am very lucky to teach yoga in a massage therapy clinic whose owner is very supportive of offering activities for... Read more »

Valentine's Snack
Valentine’s Snacktivity Round Up

February….a month of all things red, pink, sweet, and full of love! I like to get my kids involved with making red and pink foods all month long that are tasty, nutritious, and not loaded with sugar! One idea is to add roasted beets, beet powder, red peppers, or fresh/frozen berries to your favourite pancake,... Read more »

Woman Kissing Baby
Top Tips for Choosing a Daycare

I never dreamed of being a stay at home mom. That is, until it was time for me to go back to work. My daughter and I had created this great routine of outings, visits, play times and naps. (I especially loved the naps!) The last week before school started, I tried extra hard to... Read more »

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Spreadable Joy: Post-It Note Affirmations

Introducing The Spreadable Joy Series February. The month of chocolates and roses. The month of love. Some love it, some not so much. For lots it is an opportunity to ‘show’ their loved ones how much they care. For others it is just another month the shops take advantage of the shoppers in an act of commercialisation.... Read more »

More Circle Time
More Circle Time!

A few months ago I wrote about Circle Time, a great way to keep a group of kids entertained and/or focused. I gave you three Circle Time games to try the next time you find yourself with a group of kids and now I have three more to share! Counting Circle This game is great... Read more »

Food on Blue Placemat
Six Lifestyle Tips for Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder

Did you know that winter blues are a real thing?! “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD) is very real and sometimes we forget that this can affect children too. If you and/or your kids are feeling a little down this winter, here are a few tips for brightening your spirits. 1. Be intentional about vitamin D intake.... Read more »

Toy Donations
Toys of Christmas Past: Toy Donation & Teaching our Children Empathy

Introducing The Spreadable Joy Series Toys, books, bikes, scooters, lego and other miscellaneous pieces under foot… Sounds like a scene from a horror film right? A horror film especially made for parents that is. Fiction aside, this is an all too familiar feeling and scene for many parents in the road up to and after events like... Read more »

Noodle & Pals
Help Kids Use Their Noodle (and Pals)

Noodle and Pals are well loved Super Simple characters and songs that I, as a Speech Language Pathologist, frequently use in speech therapy sessions. I will pick some of my favorites to share ideas for how you can support speech and language development at home all while having fun! Why do I love Noodle and... Read more »

Prenatal Yoga Pose
3 Prenatal Yoga Poses for Each Trimester

3 poses you can do daily to support your growing body through each trimester. Shortly after beginning my journey in teaching prenatal yoga, I became pregnant with my second child. To say that being pregnant myself while teaching other mothers how to love and support their bodies during this time of transition has been very... Read more »

Kids eating Spaghetti
Tips for Toddlers in Restaurants

Going out for dinner with your toddler doesn’t have to be stressful – although I know it can be! We can’t always predict how they are going to behave in public or whether or not they will eat what we order them. Here are a few tips and tricks that may help you in making... Read more »

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Tips for Potty Training

Before you begin Be prepared to take your time (it’ll happen eventually). Most children get the idea sometime during their third year but if it takes longer that’s fine. If a child has a dry diaper for a couple of hours it’s time to start. Summer can be a good time to begin.  Remember it... Read more »

blanket forts
Why Blanket Forts are Amazing!

The definition of a Blanket Fort: A den constructed indoors, made of sheets, blankets, cushions, pillows, clothes pegs, elastic bands and fairy lights. Though specifically made for children, all ages welcome. This space becomes a place for whispers or shouts, quiet time or raucous time, watching films or playing, getting cuddly and cozy or… fort... Read more »

Holistic Milk Alternatives
Holistic Alternatives to Dairy

Many babies and toddlers develop sensitivities to dairy. The truth is that dairy is not natural to human beings, meaning that our bodies don’t always recognize the ingredients and break them down properly in order to be digested well and entirely. Although dairy may have benefits, it can be very irritating to our digestive system.... Read more »

healthy christmas treats
Healthy Christmas Treats

Cookies for Santa Clause and carrots for the Reindeer…it’s all about balance! But sometimes, during the holiday season, there can be an imbalance of less nutrient-dense foods and more sugar-packed treats. If you are looking to add a few more healthy snacks to your holiday spread without sacrificing on taste or presentation I’ve got you... Read more »

5 ways to gift sustainably
5 Ways to Gift Sustainably

Gifting our friends and family during the festive season is a ritual that has nowadays somewhat become associated with pressure, expectation and waste, especially as a parent. It’s time to reclaim gifting as a joy and spread a little environmental and ethical love, and change the way we view gifting when it comes to mindset... Read more »

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