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Education is what remains
after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

 

 

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What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.
Alfred Mercier

 

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What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge,
and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

George Bernard Shaw

 

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Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Margaret Mead

Cooking With Kids: Pizza

We made pizza for lunch and it was delicious. As always, the kids helped out, and if you’d like to try this at home with your children, here’s the recipe we followed. The steps in bold are for adults only – the kids can help with everything else. Have fun! We sure did.

Ingredients:

Pizza dough
Peppers
Pepperoni,
Cheese
Olive oil
Back pepper
Olives
Onions
Tomato sauce.

Pre-heat oven to 550 degrees.

Slice all the vegetables.

Sauté the peppers and onions with olive oil and black pepper.

Roll out the pizza dough.

Spread the tomato sauce and top with the vegetables and meat. Sprinkle black pepper, cheese and olives.

Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes.

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Try This At Home: Everyday Art

At Elements, keeping children happy and busy is what we do, and we know that it’s what a lot of you have to do at home, as well. So here are two of our favourite art activities that are fun, easy to do and always put a smile on little faces.

Magic with little hands and feet

You need:

  1. Sheets of paper
  2. Non-toxic watercolours
  3. A brush
  4. Your little one’s hands and feet

You could either spell a word, like we have – Love – or paint a turkey!

Have your child pick a favourite colour and paint it over a hand, or a foot. Place it on the sheet of paper, to create your desired image.

Butterflies!

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You need:

  1. A sheet of contact paper
  2. Lots of coloured bits of paper
  3. Glue

Draw the outline of a butterfly on the contact paper. Give the child glue, and a pile of coloured bits to choose from. Have them glue the bits into the butterfly.