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Grow your kids’ interest in nature with a butterfly garden

An Ontario family plants a butterfly garden and their children bloom.

How environmental print can help build early reading skills

It’s a common question from parents of preschoolers: “Does my child need to be able to print his or her name before starting kindergarten?”

Twisted fairytales

Once upon a time, these bedtime stories were predictable. Now, not so much.


The benefits of mindfulness in the classroom

In the quest to teach the three Rs, are we missing out on compassion? How B.C. schools are taking the lead on mindful classrooms.

Find the extra curricular activity that fits your kid

Move over hockey and dance. Today’s kids have loads of unique and fun ways to keep their bodies and minds active.

Parents! How much do you know about the Ontario College of Teachers?

This is probably the best time of year to take a moment and reflect on where our kids are at in terms of their education. Post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas craziness… at this point the kids have had ample time to settle into to school routine, get to know their teachers, and re-learn a few things they may have forgotten over the summer. (e.g. ALL THE MATH.)

Grade Six Revisited: On Books, Trees and Great Teachers

Can a teacher have a lasting impact on the life of a student? 

Absolutely.

5 Easy ways to get to know your child’s teacher

When my children were babies, I felt sure that I could never let them out of my sight. As they grew into toddlers, I became anxious about sending them to school. For a time I gave serious consideration to homeschooling them.  At first I couldn’t understand why I was so hesitant to send them to school. It was irrational.

The Importance of Teachers

Teachers are a HUGE part of a child’s development. For myself, I’ve had many teachers over the years that have helped shaped me into the person I am today.

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