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Listening & Learning: Resources to Teach Rascals about Diversity

Listening & Learning: Resources to Teach Rascals about Diversity

The Rascal Team promises to forever keep listening and learning. No Rascal is born a racist (all kids are rascals💛) and it's up to the rest of us to make sure it stays that way. We wanted to share some of our favourite resources and instagram accounts, but we know there are lots more. Please tell us who you think we should add in the comments below! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Great places for listening and learning:
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💛 @britthawthorne - She hosts an online anti-racist book club and writes about building community in your classroom (this works for homeschooling too)!

💛 @readlikearockstar - An elementary educator who provides great resources for teaching rascals about black history and racism.

💛 @thedanifaust - Life coach and mental health advocate, Dani offers suggestions for how to help deal with racism and how to be an advocate.

💛 @sesamestreet - A classic. Sesame Street has always been an advocate in teaching rascals to love and respect one another.

💛 @theconsciouskid - A great organization that is creating Parenting and Education Resources through a Critical Race Lens

💛 @thetututeacher - A kindergarten teacher who shares tips for talking to young children about race and share book recommendations about anti-racism that you can add to you shelves.

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Stay healthy, naturally.

Natural Tea Remedy

Whether a common cold or the flu, it's never fun when one gets ill. But before reaching for highly medicated solutions, here are some natural remedies that could help ease the symptoms to help you transition back to your normal self.

Probiotics. Gut health is an often overlooked part of your overall well being. Your digestive tract plays a major role in how you’re feeling mentally and physically. Getting rid of build ups and toxins will help immensely to strengthen your body's defense. It’s important to eat probiotic rich fermented foods daily; foods such as sauerkraut, pickled red beets or kimchi. Even if you're not a fan of these foods, there a still probiotic supplements you can take to help maintain gut health.

Vitamin C is a key player in boosting your immune system. It doesn’t necesssrily rid you of the cold or flu, but can help reduce the severity or shorten the duration of the cold by giving the immune system a little boost.

Oregano oil is fragrant herb that has been used for medicinal purposes throughout ancient times. It's a natural antibiotic that contains Carvacrol, which is known to help fight some bacteria.

Hot toddiesthe alcohol free kind. We recommend a blend of ginger, lemon, turmeric and a little pepper for heat. These ingredients help battle sniffles, and aches and pain away. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory known to aid digestion and ease nausea. Lemon is known for its detoxifying and alkalizing effects. It’s also loaded with vitamin C and helps boost the immune system while helping with bowel movements. Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, pepper can help boost metabolism and circulation.

Salt Water? If you start to feel a little tickle in your throat, don't reach for the heavily medicated cough syrups just yet. First try gargling with some warm, salt water. Dissolve half a teaspoon in warm 8 oz glass and gargle away.

Finally, if you need some natural remedies on the go, be sure to introduce yourself to Spike Sniffles and Tilly Tummy a perfect addition to your natural regiment. Formulated to comfort sniffly ah-choos and tummy upsets and made with 100% pure essential oils, safely diluted for kids with fractionated coconut oil. Both are available in super convenient sizes — you can just toss in your pockets or a backpack and off you go! 

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Being allergic to bedtime seems to be a common challenge in many Rascal households. Symptoms like acute thirstiness, itchiness, hunger, a frequent urge to go to the bathroom and/or large monster invasions in closets makes it nearly impossible to fall asleep. However, combining soothing essential oils with calming Rascalonia bedtime rituals may drastically improve any common allergic reactions associated with going to bed.

Sofia Snooze roll-on and Dharma Dreamz mist are remedies created to make any Rascal bedtime easier using powerful essential oils to help calm busy minds, reduce anxiety and improving sleep quality. Mist Dharma Dreamz on pillows, pyjamas and/or apply Sofia Snooze roll-on to the bottom of feet, behind ears and neck to help provide a calming bedtime ritual and sweeter dreams.

Rascalonia Bedtime Tips

  1. Make Time. Set aside at least 15 minutes to just spend time chatting in bed. It’s a great opportunity for Rascals to open up about any worries, thoughts or questions. 
  2. Be Grateful. Take turns listing at least 5 things that you are grateful for.
  3. Breathe. Breathing is a great way to rid Rascal bodies of sillies (sillies appear when you feel like being silly and your body can’t be still), worries, anger or too much excitement. Breathe in, counting to 6 and thinking of all your favourite things that makes you happy (being on the beach, playing with friends, eating ice cream etc). Breathe out, counting to 6, breathing out any worries or unhappy thoughts. Repeat at least 5 times. Lay your hand on your stomach to feel the air moving in and out.
  4. Say Thank You! Get your rascals to lay on their back and breathe in and out from the belly, then say thank for every part of the body starting with the bottom of the feet and move all the way up to the hair. If your rascals already know the names of the body parts, they can also say in their head. “Thank you for my feet that allows me to walk, thank you for my legs that holds the rest of my body, thank you for my stomach that digest my food etc.). It’s a great way to learn the name of all the body parts and get really sleepy while doing so.

 

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Welcome to Rascalonia!

Welcome to Rascalonia!

We are very excited to welcome you and your child into the magical world of Rascalonia. It’s a beautiful imaginary world created to celebrate nature and magnify the powerful benefits of natural ingredients.

In Rascalonia, you’ll meet our many Rascals that each represent their own 100% natural remedy to help making your own little rascal feel better throughout the day. By getting to know the fun and adventures Rascals, we are hoping to spark your child’s imagination and inspire his/hers interest and love for nature.

There is an abundance of child friendly education available on the importance of healthy eating and choosing nature on your plate. With the help of the Rascals, our goal is to create excitement and curiosity about what to feed your skin as well. Where do the ingredients come from? What can they do? Who are they? What do they smell like? Our Rascals promise to provide as many answers as possible in a fun and engaging way.

Rascal Remedies is designed with the science of aromatherapy using essential oils to balance health and promote well-being. Our products are made with only 100% natural ingredients and carefully designed for kids ages 2-12 years. Every Rascal Remedy is formulated by a Registered Certified Aromatherapist, to ensure that all products are created in the safest and most effective way, according to current research and proper code of practice within Aromatherapy.

We hope that you and your child will love the Rascals as much as we do and we can’t wait to introduce you to the rest of them as we go!

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