banner ad

Tag: education

Get Ready to Explore Canada at #LearnToCamp with Parks Canada!

| June 8, 2017 | 7 Comments
Get Ready to Explore Canada at #LearnToCamp with Parks Canada!

It is officially camping season! There is nothing like spending time in the outdoors, taking all of the beauty nature has to offer. As a city kid, I had the opportunity to go camping with summer camps and fun getaways with my friends. I would like for my kids to have even more experience camping. […]

Continue Reading

Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

Continue Reading

The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

| November 29, 2016 | 4 Comments
The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

  The Real ROI of a One Year MBA     You’ve crunched the numbers a million different ways; you know better than anyone that across North America, a graduate of an MBA degree program sees on average a 75% increase to their pre-program salary. You know that it takes 4 years for the difference […]

Continue Reading

Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

| November 23, 2016 | 67 Comments
Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

Imaginative play is important for kids to learn how to do. It helps them to figure out situations and learn about the world around them. When interactive play is added to the mix, it enhances their learning during playtime. VTech® understands the importance of adding different types of play to help kids learn. They have […]

Continue Reading

IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

| November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

  IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls Cybersecurity. The amount of crime being committed in this field is rapidly rising. It is also suffering from a shortage of 1.5 million people to help stop this crime from occurring. What is even more shocking is the lack of women working in this field. Did […]

Continue Reading

Find the Facts of #Reptiles at the Canadian Museum of Nature! #Review

| November 8, 2016 | 5 Comments
Find the Facts of #Reptiles at the Canadian Museum of Nature! #Review

Reptiles. Whether they climb, swim, or slither, they are a fascinating group of animals that carry a hint of fascination. The Museum of Nature opened its newest exhibit, Reptiles: Beautiful and Deadly, to help find out some of the facts in a fun way about many animals of this animal species. This exhibit opened on […]

Continue Reading

Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa ~ November 6th

| October 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa ~ November 6th

  Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa     The school your child attends has a profound impact on his or her success. The right school just as the wrong one, can make a lasting impact. On Sunday, November 6th don’t miss the RSVP for family admission. Network with experts & top schools Education experts, School heads and leaders from […]

Continue Reading

The Canada Goose Arctic Gallery to Open for Canada 150 at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

| October 19, 2016 | 5 Comments
The Canada Goose Arctic Gallery to Open for Canada 150 at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

The Arctic is one Canada’s most unknown locals in the country. Most Canadians have not stepped foot in this region, yet it is so important to our nation’s identity. The Canadian Museum of Nature announced its 10-year partnership with Canada Goose to reveal plans for their contribution to the Canada 150 celebrations. They announced they […]

Continue Reading

How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

| July 19, 2016 | 11 Comments
How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

  How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide Schools out for summer! But come September, Teachers across the country will be completing their initial baseline assessment for their new class, detailing the children’s level of understanding, comparing it to the last teachers report just a short couple of months ago and finding they don’t quite […]

Continue Reading

Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

| April 28, 2016 | 12 Comments
Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

With the warmer weather back in Canada’s Capital, are you looking for something to do that the whole family will enjoy? Kids of all ages would love to attend this year’s Ottawa Children’s Festival! It returns to LeBreton Flats Park and the Canadian War Museum from May 10-15, 2016 with an amazing lineup to entertain […]

Continue Reading

Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

| April 19, 2016 | 65 Comments
Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

There are so many ways to get younger children learning. One way my kids love learning is through play. At my home, we make learning into games so it is fun for them to retain what they are picking up and to retain. I was asked to see if my kids wanted to continue their […]

Continue Reading

Make a Plan to Save for your Child’s Education! #CDNmoney #EduSaveWeek #FLM2015

| November 15, 2015 | 2 Comments
Make a Plan to Save for your Child’s Education! #CDNmoney #EduSaveWeek #FLM2015

No matter what career a child has for their future, parents want to do everything they can to help their child realize their dreams. One thing parents can do to help their children achieve their goals is to save money for their educational future. Not sure what to do to put money away until your […]

Continue Reading

Considering Private School? Private School Expo in Ottawa Best Place to Start

| October 8, 2015 | 4 Comments
Considering Private School? Private School Expo in Ottawa Best Place to Start

  Any parent who has gone through the process of searching for a private school knows what an overwhelming experience this can initially be. But the Ottawa Private School Expo, hosted by Our Kids (www.ourkids.net), simplifies the approach.  It offers parents as well as prospective students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with many local private schools, […]

Continue Reading

Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

| September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

Saving for your child’s ‘Someday’ is an important step for parents to make to help save money for their child’s post-secondary education. Figuring out how to save for these goals can be daunting, and a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is one way to do it. Participants of the #RESPwithRBC Twitter Party received a lot […]

Continue Reading

Introducing Your Child to the Arts

| April 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Introducing Your Child to the Arts

I have always had a love of the arts. While I’m not particularly skilled in fine art or music, I have always soaked up any opportunity to watch live music, theatre, or view art exhibits. So, it was only natural that I wanted to share this love with my daughter, who is almost four years […]

Continue Reading

Ottawa Private School Expo – Sunday Nov 9th!

| October 27, 2014 | 8 Comments
Ottawa Private School Expo – Sunday Nov 9th!

Private School or Public School? French or English?  Is your child at the RIGHT school? OUR KIDS, Canada’s guide to private schools, invites you to the Ottawa Private School Expo on Sunday November 9th to meet with the best private schools. At the Expo, you will learn about all of education options available to your child, how much private […]

Continue Reading

Celebrating the “First” of Everything! – A Review and Staples Giveaway~ CAN 10/31

| October 2, 2014 | 90 Comments
Celebrating the “First” of Everything! – A Review and Staples Giveaway~ CAN 10/31

It’s been almost a month since school started up again. Wow! Where has the time gone? These days, the weather certainly feels like Fall and we’re back into the swing of lunches, after school programs and homework! Homework? This was new to us this year! When I say new to “us”, it’s true. Our oldest […]

Continue Reading

Back to School Kenya Style: Education Helping Build Self-esteem for Elimu’s Children in Kenya

| September 12, 2014 | 10 Comments
Back to School Kenya Style: Education Helping Build Self-esteem for Elimu’s Children in Kenya

It’s back to school in Canada and at ‘home’ in Kenya for Nina Chung, where the founder of Elimu (Canada) supports kids’ education projects. While you may be scrambling for last minute school supplies – Nina has to oversee getting together school fees, uniforms, back packs and school supplies for 15+ children in her charge […]

Continue Reading

Choosing French School

| September 2, 2014 | 10 Comments
Choosing French School

My daughter started Senior Kindergarten this Fall. Or, more specifically, because she goes to a French school: jardin. I remember the nerves when she started in French school. My nerves – as the English-speaking parent. My husband is French, and we’d made the decision from birth to raise bilingual children and send both our girls […]

Continue Reading

Ontario College of Teachers – A Valuable Resource for Parents

| April 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
Ontario College of Teachers – A Valuable Resource for Parents

The role of the Ontario College of Teachers is often misunderstood.  When you think of the College do you think of an organization exclusively for teachers? Well, you’re wrong. The Ontario College of Teachers is actually a valuable resource for parents as well as teachers. One of the missions of the College is to regulate […]

Continue Reading

Starting Kindergarten

| August 5, 2013 | 12 Comments
Starting Kindergarten

My little guy is starting junior kindergarten this September. We have some things to do to get him ready. I stay at home with my two kids – my almost-4 year old and my 2.5 year old – so we don’t have to transition my son out of daycare or look for before- and after-school […]

Continue Reading

Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

| June 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

One of my biggest challenges as a single Mother since 2002 has been teaching my two daughters to be strong, confident and proud of themselves. I feel I have been encouraging, supportive, and positive and yet both my 10 year old Grace and 14 year old Sydney have experienced poor self esteem. I believe we […]

Continue Reading

Am I too tough on my children?

| February 1, 2013 | 9 Comments
Am I too tough on my children?

Monday night my 8-year old daughter had her weekly dance class and when I picked her up, she mentioned that one of the girls in class had a migraine and had to be picked up by her parents. No big deal right? But something in the way my daughter recounted the story made me think […]

Continue Reading