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Family Traditions for the Last Day of School

Family School Summer

Family Traditions for the Last Day of School

As you've seen in many of our other blog posts, I truly believe that creating family traditions (no matter how big or small) is so important for little ones as they grow up. There are so many occasions throughout the year to adopt a family tradition, one of them being the last day of school! Does your family have something specific that you do together to celebrate the start of summer holidays? If not, here are 5 suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:

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8 Great Educational Websites

Parenting School

8 Great Educational Websites

Now that school is back in full swing, we know that many of you want to support your child's learning at home. Whether your child needs a bit more of a challenge, or needs help in a specific subject, we have gathered 8 great (and free) educational websites that might help. Check them out and let us know which one(s) is perfect for your child! Image credit: pexels.com PBS KidsMainly for the younger kids (preschoolers to age 8), PBS features curriculum based entertainment.  Cool Math 4 Kids (Up to age 12) and Cool Math (age 13+)These sister sites are for kids who love, or...

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Keep calm and read a book

Parenting Reading School

Keep calm and read a book

Anyone who knows me knows that I love, love, love reading! As I child, reading was my favourite activity and even though I don't have as much time to read as an adult, I try to squeeze in reading time whenever I can. As Dr. Seuss said: "The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." But don't just take my or Dr. Seuss' word for it, reading develops a child's vocabulary, imagination and improves writing skills. It teaches children about different social situations and of course, opens a whole...

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Back to School Series - Getting Organized

Back to School School

Back to School Series - Getting Organized

In our second post in our Back to School Series we are sharing some great tips to get things organized at home so that you save time, and keep important papers and notes from getting lost and enter back into the new routine smoothly. If you missed our post All About Lunches last week, you can find it here! Getting back on schedule Sleep: Make sure your child is able to get up for that first day of school, by slowly easing into a school-friendly sleep schedule about two weeks before the start of school. Gradually wake her up a...

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They forgot to add this to your report card

Parenting School Summer

They forgot to add this to your report card

For those of you with school aged children, it's time for report cards to come home as another school year is coming to an end. As a child, a good report card meant a lot to me, it was my way of feeling good enough, of getting approval, of being seen. I was very hard on myself if I didn't feel I measured up to my own high standards. In our society, good grades are the measuring stick of educational success. But as I've learned as a mom, not everyone fits into that mold, so I'd like to offer another view as...

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