Telling Time!

Posted on May 14, 2019
Telling Time!

Telling time is an important skill that takes lots of practice to learn properly! How to Tell Time on a Clock There are so many confusing things about telling time: different sets of hands, different sets of numbers, and the whole AM vs PM concept. AND there are two completely different kinds of clocks! Take […]

Learning the Days of the Week!

Posted on Apr 12, 2019
Learning the Days of the Week!

Teaching the Days of the Week The Beatles said there were eight days a week, but we have reason to believe they were wrong. There are actually nine. All kidding aside, it can be tricky when teaching the seven days of the week in English, because the names of the days don’t really mean anything […]

More Scratch Garden Music is Here!

Posted on Mar 11, 2019
More Scratch Garden Music is Here!

If you know Scratch Garden, you will know that the roots of our own garden are in music! This is why we are pleased to share with you our third album, aptly named… (wait for it)… Volume 3!!! Whether you are teaching, or playing, or learning, or standing on your head wishing you were an […]

100 Days of School!!!

Posted on Feb 5, 2019
100 Days of School!!!

100 is awesome! 100 is great! 100 days of school… It’s time to celebrate!!! Doing many things for 100 days is no easy task… and school is no different! 100 days of school means 100 days of learning! For a teacher or an educator, it means 100 days of planning, organizing, supervising, and of course… […]

Learning About the Parts of a Book

Posted on Jan 23, 2019
Learning About the Parts of a Book

Books are incredible things. They tell stories of superheroes and faraway lands, magical fairies and wicked witches, dragons, princesses, pirates, and more. They teach us about history, the land we live on, the animal kingdom, the foods we should eat, and more. But what exactly makes up a book? If you’re teaching parts of a […]

Learning about Simple Machines

Posted on Dec 12, 2018
Learning about Simple Machines

A long time ago, way before phones, TVs, and the Internet, even before electricity, people had to make do with simpler solutions to life’s commonplace problems. When the folks of times past needed to move something, lift something, or break something apart, they had to rely on simple machines.  We still rely on simple machines today too, […]

Learning About the Water Cycle

Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Learning About the Water Cycle

We all need water to live, right? We drink it. We use it to grow food. We even use it to keep clean. But where does it come from (HINT: not from the tap)? Why does it rain? How does water from rivers, lakes, and oceans transform into big, white clouds? Magic? Not quite. We’ve […]

All About Sight Words!

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
All About Sight Words!

Learning to read is one of the most important things someone can can do! It opens up a whole new world. Through reading, people can travel to new places, understand new ideas, meet new characters and people, and dream about things. Of course, learning to read takes work and for some children, it is more […]

Scratch Garden Shop Grand Opening!!!

Posted on Sep 20, 2018
Scratch Garden Shop Grand Opening!!!

Scratch Garden Has Opened Up Shop! Sound the trumpets! After much work, Scratch Garden has finally opened an online store. At the moment, the shop sells t-shirts and posters. The t-shirts feature a new ‘Team Salamander’ logo, and many of the posters were inspired from existing videos, so they really help to reinforce the educational […]

Fun Music for Kids Has Arrived: Vol. 2 From Scratch Garden

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
Fun Music for Kids Has Arrived: Vol. 2 From Scratch Garden

Music is a great addition to everyone’s life. Kids especially love the energy that music brings to their lives, not to mention the wiggle it puts in their toes. Music delivers so many wonderful benefits to everyone’s life! With all the positive effects of music, Scratch Garden is thrilled to introduce our new album of […]