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Effective Musical Instrument Practice at Home

Most people understand that the more practice on your instrument, the better you become. When it comes to habits, consistency is an important factor in making routines for practice. Some wonder how you can improve your practice habits without causing too much stress? Let’s look at six ways you can make better use of your time when practicing your musical instruments at home.

A New Take on Outdoor Education with Larchwood Nature OT Programming

At Larchwood Nature OT we are developing courage, confidence, coordination and deep care for our precious environment in all of our clients. Nature offers many opportunities for supporting development of the mind, muscles, senses, and emotions.

Make Music Magical with Little Rebels and Oak Learners

If there’s one thing we love, it’s educational spaces that are totally aligned. The Little Rebels mandate and vision line up magically with the Oak Learners vision to inspire creativity, foster technique and encourage confidence.

Effective Musical Instrument Practice at Home

Effective Musical Instrument Practice at Home

Most people understand that the more practice on your instrument, the better you become. When it comes to habits, consistency is an important factor in making routines for practice. Some wonder how you can improve your practice habits without causing too much stress? Let’s look at six ways you can make better use of your time when practicing your musical instruments at home.

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7 Rooms Every Private School Needs – Campus Tour

7 Rooms Every Private School Needs – Campus Tour

Kelly Farrell, principal at Oak Learners, showcases our wonderful facilities that help encourage personalized learning for every student that walks in the doors. Throughout the tour, many of our rooms that have students filled inside everyday are shown. Here are the 7 rooms that every private school needs!

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Oak Learners and the Community

Oak Learners and the Community

Oak Learners provide their students with the opportunity of adventuring within the community. They visit places within the community such as parks close to the school, the library and they go down by the waterfront! This is a great opportunity for children to explore...

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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Outside of the classroom Oak Learners also offers extracurricular activities for children to participate in. Extracurricular activities provide children with the opportunity of incorporating fun into learning while still following the school curriculum. Sounds...

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School Leadership

School Leadership

Problems are always having the potential to rise to the surface, having a solution to that problem is always reassuring. With that being said the staff at Oak Learners make sure to address and solve problems that emerge always in a timely manner as well as in a...

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Summer Camps at Oak Learners

Summer Camps at Oak Learners

While engaged in outdoor play, Oak Learners provides children with risky play opportunities. Children need to engage in risky play as it enhances children’s development by developing independence and confidence within themselves. STEAM is delivered through the summer camp at Oak Learners to help children enhance their social skills along with confidence and their cognitive abilities.

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Outdoor Learning at Oak Learners

Outdoor Learning at Oak Learners

Children need the opportunity to get up and move throughout the day rather than sitting at their desks for long periods of time, and Oak Learners can provide just that! Giving children the opportunity to be outside of the classroom environment is important as it allows them to be more open to learning and loving it. Incorporating outdoor learning could make the world of a difference for children and enhancing their learning.

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Learning Music in COVID Times

Learning Music in COVID Times

Music Education is essential and should be available to all individuals. In most of our schools, it is a subject/elective that students could opt for in the higher grades. To most individuals, an ideal environment to learn music or a musical instrument is a classroom or a music studio. However, given the current situation, learning music in a classroom seems to be in the far future.

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Outdoor Learning: Sound Walk Adventures!

Outdoor Learning: Sound Walk Adventures!

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather while we can! Children are constantly learning and there are many outdoor activities that allow them to have fun while engaging with the world around them. Although kids are naturally curious and can direct their own learning by exploring the outdoors and asking questions, there are many activities that family members can introduce and facilitate to encourage students to think outside the box. One way to do this is with a sound walk!

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Fun Fitness Dance Activity

Fun Fitness Dance Activity

Ever wonder what to do with your kids during those rainy days? We know getting active and moving our bodies are good for us, but how many of us actually spend time intentionally get our bodies moving? This activity will get your kiddos moving while having fun! Even better is the bonding that happens between families when they work out together. I hope you have a blast with this fun dance activity.

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Fun with Friends: Activities for Virtual Playdates

Fun with Friends: Activities for Virtual Playdates

The question is, how do you make these playdates fun and exciting, especially after months of Facetime and Zoom calls? We have created a list of activity ideas that will keep your children engaged, even if they can’t be with their friends in person. These activities will allow you to build in some much-needed social time for your kids, while also encouraging their creativity and communication skills! They are great ideas to keep in mind for virtual family game nights and other social events taking place online!

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Making Music Online: Chrome Music Lab and More!

Making Music Online: Chrome Music Lab and More!

Making music at home can be lots of fun, and many students may be interested in learning more about different instruments we can use to make music, how to read sheet music of their favourite songs, or even how to write their own songs. Chrome Music Lab is an excellent, free program that can be tailored to elementary students of all ages, and can also be lots of fun for older students and adults as well.

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This is your brain on music

This is your brain on music

Neuroeducation is playing a key role in the future of education, where the curriculum is based not just on teaching subjects but on preparing brains for learning. Research over the past several years has strongly identified links between language and music within the brain.

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