Handwriting Without Tears

Posted on Jun 17, 2015

QUESTION: What is the Handwriting without Tears program?
ANSWER: This handwriting and printing program aims to make legible and fluent handwriting a skill that kids can master easily. It is made easy for parents to teach in the home, in only 15 minutes per day. You don’t have to be a teacher or educator!

Read more »

A ROAR of a Time at our "Club Rex" Dinosaur Fossil Exhibit!

Posted on Jun 05, 2013

  On Sunday June 2nd, Smarty Pants Educational welcomed Alex Nelson from Club Rex Presentations and his collection of dinosaur fossils and casts! The kids enjoyed a 45-minute education and then a chance to inspect his display with magnifying glasses and questions. We had over 25 kids come throughout the afternoon. All guests received  25% off all Dinosaur merchandise ...oh and don't forget their colouring pages!

Thank you Club Rex and we will have you back again!              


Club Rex Presentations is the source for EVERYTHING dinosaur in Niagara!








Read more »

Why are YUK-E BALLS...Yucky?

Posted on May 28, 2013

Why are YUK-E Balls Yucky? 

These balls are filled with PVC balls - simply little balls within a big ball! An oily liquid is added inside the Yuk-e Ball to make it feel slippery, squishy and YUCKY! The question is why would anyone want to squeeze these Yuk-e Balls? 

Children and adults with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome or other Sensory Processing Disorders find comfort and decreased anxiety when they receive sensory feedback from a Yuk-e Ball. The action of squeezing and manipulating the ball allows an individual to apply pressure which may relieve aggression or high anxiety. Concentration and focus increases when anxiety decreases. These balls are perfect size to fit into a child or adults hand. 

Yuk-e Balls make busy and stressed hands...HAPPY!

Available in many colours!

Read more »

"For the Love of Literacy"

Posted on May 08, 2013

     Smarty Pants Educational has traveled to many Literacy Events this past March, April, and May! 

March 24th 2013 -  Our first stop was the Peel Region District School Board 12th Annual Literacy Expo, which  was held in Brampton, Ontario at David Suzuki Secondary School. These seminars provided practical ways parents could boost learning at home. Our highlighting reader strips were a hit with parents!

April 13th 2013 - Smarty Pants traveled to Burlington, Ontario where we participated in an annual event called "For the Love of Literacy" The majority of participants were ECE and teachers who were enlightened with alternative methods for promoting literacy in the classroom. 

April 22nd, 2013 - Our display traveled to Wheatley Montessori School in St. Catharines. We promoted our learning tools to the younger grades encouraging early learning.Good to see familiar faces!

May 4th 2013 - This past weekend Smarty Pants attended the 10th Annual Fort Erie Literacy Event featuring "Jillian Jiggs" as the star fictional character for the event. Our most popular "literacy-friendly" tool was the never-failing pencil grips! 

Keep your eyes out for us at your next Literacy Event!

Read more »

Kids LOVE Sounds and Colours!

Posted on Apr 24, 2013

My son is 6 months old and LOVES the vibrant colours and soothing sounds of the "Rainbomaker Rainstick". 

He was given this rain-stick as a infant and it has been used in many play sessions for visual and auditory stimulation. The recommended age for this particular toy is 12 months and up. Remember...just because he isn't of recommended age or unable to hold and actively play with this toy does not mean there is an absence of learning. 
He always enjoys the sounds of music!

Our Smarty Pants team is always suggesting gifts that will challenge a child's development which will have them working harder to achieve their goal! 

"Rainbomaker Rainstick" recommended by Smarty Pants Educational for Newborn- 3yrs

Read more »

Smarty Pants Opens Cyber Store!

Posted on Mar 18, 2013

Smarty Pants is officially open for business ONLINE! We are making it easier to order loot bags for your Birthday Parties and have easier access to sensory and therapy tools for your students and kids nationwide! Make sure to always check out our SALE never know what good deals you might find.


Read more »