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4 Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader

| September 13, 2017 | 4 Comments
4 Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader

  4 Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader Some kids love to read. They can’t get enough of it but others, not so much. It’s hard to get them to even pick up a book much less read a little every day. Reading encourages kids to use their imaginations and can help teach life lessons […]

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Ontario Music Programs In Decline: Are We Forgetting The Value Of Music?

| July 10, 2017 | 6 Comments
Ontario Music Programs In Decline: Are We Forgetting The Value Of Music?

    Ontario Music Programs In Decline: Are We Forgetting The Value Of Music? Over the past twenty years there’s been a slow decline in the number of schools in Ontario that employ specialist music teachers. In 1997, roughly 60 percent of all public schools employed music teachers, down to 40 percent at present. The […]

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It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

| November 11, 2016 | 10 Comments
It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

  It’s almost that time of year again: the parent-teacher conference. This is a meeting between you and your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress in school so far. As a teacher, I cannot stress how crucial a strong partnership between the teacher and parents is in the education of children. The open communication […]

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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 […]

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Come Dancing for a Children’s Charity! #Ottawa

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Come Dancing for a Children’s Charity! #Ottawa

  Ottawa School Breakfast Program fundraiser with music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s  Back by popular demand is the Breakfast Club Retro Dance, a high school dance for grownups to raise money for the Ottawa School Breakfast Program. It features music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s, and guests are encouraged to […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

| August 16, 2016 | 5 Comments
5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

    5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School Going back to school is tricky for any kid, but the nerves associated with the first day of a kindergartner are even more pronounced for little ones starting (not to mention their parents!). Consider these 5 tips for making the transition a […]

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Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

| August 21, 2015 | 16 Comments
Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

Soon children will be back to school and we will start the daily routine of getting them up early, preparing lunches, and helping them with their homework. Not exactly as fun as the summer break, so why not put a smile on your kid’s faces by making these apple cookies for them to bring on their first […]

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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 […]

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Back to School with DK Canada and Books #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/31

| October 7, 2014 | 51 Comments
Back to School with DK Canada and Books #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/31

My kids are 3 and 5 and love to read. I feed their love by having a ton of books around and letting them see me read during the day. We go to the library often, but there’s something so nice about owing books. Being able to pull them out again and again, reading them […]

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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 […]

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What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

| September 15, 2014 | 14 Comments
What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

What is one of the most debated school related topics under the microscope right now? Grabbing major headlines across North America and overloading the parental plate? The dreaded school dress code. One of the most recent cases to grab international headlines is unfolding at Oakleaf High School in Florida’s Clay County School District. It’s Superintendent […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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DK Pocket Genius Books – Facts At Your Fingertips #Review & #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

| September 5, 2013 | 53 Comments
DK Pocket Genius Books – Facts At Your Fingertips #Review & #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

Where did the summer go?  It’s back to school and though most kids aren’t real happy about that, I am a little excited to get back into a routine.  The lazy days of summer are being replaced with backpacks and homework.  During the summer months bed and meal times are fairly relaxed around here and […]

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On The Fence About Junior Kindergarten?

| August 13, 2013 | 10 Comments
On The Fence About Junior Kindergarten?

So here we are just getting into August, the summer has blown by and school is right around the corner.  Some of you may have enrolled your four-year old for junior kindergarten in the winter and some may be on the fence about the whole thing.  I am sure you are conflicted with whether your little one seems […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ottawa Network for Education – Feeding Kids the Most Important Meal of the Day

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ottawa Network for Education – Feeding Kids the Most Important Meal of the Day

  We all know how our concentration, productivity and effectiveness suffers when we are hungry.  The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) realizes this and their School Breakfast Program is helping hungry kids get breakfast – the most important meal of the day. A study completed by the Toronto School Board shows that kids that participated […]

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Kindergarten

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kindergarten

It’s mid winter and I’m dreaming of warm weather and sand between my toes. In reality I’m lugging the kids to playgroup and the library trying to keep my sanity during the long, cold days. On one such outing I drove past an elementary school. In front was a sign that advertised kindergarten registration. In […]

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