Author Archives: Cassidy Foxcroft

About Cassidy Foxcroft

TALint (Toronto Academic Libraries Intern) at the OISE Library | Master of Information (LIS & ARM), 2018 | University of Toronto

Featured Activity Kit: Studies in Symmetry

The Studies in Symmetry with Pattern Blocks kit is a fun, hands-on way to learn about geometry! By allowing students to explore the principles of reflection and rotation in an experiential way, students will be able to develop a stronger … Continue reading

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Railway Car Schools

For some 40 years, pupils in remote parts of northern Ontario attended some very unusual schools. Instead of going to the schools, these railway car schools came to them! Until the 1920s, children living in northern Ontario often lived in … Continue reading

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Early Ontario Primers and Readers

Books of curated stories, or Readers, have been used throughout history for the purpose of teaching children to read and to expose them to literature. Many such readers have been used in Ontario’s history. These readers include the┬áCanadian Series of … Continue reading

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Indigenous Music and Art

December’s ground floor display is showcasing Indigenous music and art! The display case contains books, films, and CDs that explore artworks, music, and dance from Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. There are many books about Indigenous visual art in the … Continue reading

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Featured Activity Kit: Word Family Dice

Looking for creative ways to build vocabulary and teach young children about spelling and rhymes? Try the Word Family Dice! Each side of the six foam dice in this kit has a different word ending on it, such as -ight, … Continue reading

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