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5 Kid Friendly Holiday Activities in Toronto

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The holiday season is upon us and it is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends.   There is a ton of activities around Toronto, so why hibernate at home?

From seeing a play to enjoying the outdoors, the GTA has a ton of amazing holidays events to offer for children and families.  Here are 5 of our favourites:

1) ROM for the Holidays

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Escape to Planet ROM for the Holidays and come on a planetary odyssey through the Milky Way and beyond. Bring your space gear along for this epic adventure as cosmic wonder and intergalactic activities fill the Museum’s galleries from December 26 to January 3.

With close encounters of the hands-on kind including a Mars rover prototype, courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency, a Space Arcade featuring new video games, and a meteorite you can touch, Planet ROM takes you to a galaxy far, far away while keeping your feet firmly planted on Earth.

2) Family Ice Skating

You don’t have to be Sidney Crosby to enjoy skating.  Here is a list of popular rinks around Toronto to go skating:

3) Holiday Fun at the Ontario Science Centre

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From December 19 to January 3, the Ontario Science Centre is hosting a variety of holiday programs for children of all ages.

4) See a Play or Movie

There are a number of child friendly shows around Toronto this holiday season including:

5) Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Centre

Every Saturday and Sunday in December, something magical comes over the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres!  Little elves can experience themed decor, building challenges, scavenger hunts and much more! Jump inside the World’s Most Festive Box of LEGO® Bricks!

 

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Educational New Year’s Learning Resolutions

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With the holiday season approaching, now is the perfect time to reflect on the first half of the school year and to make some educational resolutions for 2016.

It’s a known fact that we start off with the best of intentions, but don’t always follow-through with the resolutions we make. That’s why our team of tutors recommends engaging your children by brainstorming academic goals together, writing them down and tracking them throughout the year.

Here are five of our favourite New Year’s resolution tips for students:

1) Set Academic Goals

2) Contribute to the Community

3) Read for Pleasure:

4) Manage Time Effectively

5) Get Extracurricular

To read the full list of tips, visit our article at Help We’ve Got Kids

 

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12 Tips To Help Prepare for Exam Season

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Exam time is a major moment of anxiety for young learners — and the adults who love them. While the holiday season is on the minds of many, for others, it means that exam period is just around the corner.

We polled our team of seasoned Math, English, Science and French tutors for the inside scoop on tips for students to leave the stress behind for exam season — and all year round.

1. Don’t Cram — Be Prepared

2. Make Study Notes

3. Ask for Help

4. Extra Credit

5. Create a Comfortable Study Space

6. Put Away the Distractions

7. Create a Study Calendar

8. Take Breaks

9. Try Your Best — Attempt All Questions

10. Bring a Highlighter to the Exam

11. Use All of Your Time

12. It’s Normal to Feel Nervous

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