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Day 5: The Learnary's (Not) Back to School Series.

23 Aug 2019 8:24 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

What will you Learn this fall?

For those people who need something to fidget with when their bodies are asked to sit still: Pencil Pushers. They have lots of textiled, skinny things on the ends of them, and are standard sized in order to slip onto most pencils. They are low stigma 'cause they are cool.

We are big supporters of letting folks who need to move, move. Now there are studies coming out demonstrating what we have long embraced: for some kids, the fidgeting allows information retention. It takes a lot of mental energy to keep your body still when it's wanting to move, energy that could be put into other things.  

Here's a list of ways to support fidgeting in standard classrooms. We welcome more ideas here. One I've heard, which I am rather intrigued by, is a rebounder for sharpening pencils in the back of the classroom.  
'10 Solutions for Students Who Fidget in the Classroom' by Anya Kamenetz, NPR.…/10-solutions-for-students-who-fidget…

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The Learnary is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. We are humbled by this history and grateful for our use of this land.

Phone: 778-802-3544

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5



Free (2 hour) public parking is available 1/2 block north of Hastings between Penticton and Kamloops.

Store Hours

Special Hours:

Dec. 16 - 23rd

Open 10:00 - 6:00 Everyday

Tuesday Dec. 24 10:00 - 4:00

Dec. 25 - Jan. 10 Closed for Winter Holiday


Accessibility is important to us. Please note, however, that we are in an old building with limitations.

The Learnary Storefront is on one level.

The front entrance door is 34” wide. There is a short slope outside the front door which rises approximately 5” over 13".

Our bathroom is approximately 57” x 60”.  To access, you need to pass through three doorways. The smallest has a width of 26”. The bathroom is non-gendered.

Our back door (private entrance) has five wooden steps.  

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