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Summer Rainy Day Educational Activities

Summer Rainy Day Educational Activities

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

While we always hope for nice weather over the summer, a rainy day is a wonderful opportunity to play indoor educational games and work on avoiding the summer slide.

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Fun Early Learning Activities to Combat the Summer Slide

Fun Early Learning Activities to Combat the Summer Slide

Posted in Tips & Advice

Summer learning doesn’t need to be boring! Although including some element of a learning routine into summer plans is a great way to prevent the summer slide, it’s possible to have fun, be outdoors and foster academic skills, too. We have four early learning activities for the little learner in your household

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Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Transitioning to middle school can be a big leap for many students and parents.  With less support and a more challenging curriculum, planning ahead to ensure a successful transition is important.

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Avoid Spring Distractions and Finish the School Year Strong

Avoid Spring Distractions and Finish the School Year Strong

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With summer coming soon, students can often step back and lose focus.  With exams around the corner and report cards following shortly, it is important for students to finish the school year strong and avoid distractions.

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5 End of Year Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

5 End of Year Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

With the end of school rapidly approaching, you may be starting to think about a gift for your child’s teacher to thank them for a wonderful year. Why not make this an educational activity and involve your little learner in the process?

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Tips to End the School Year Successfully

Tips to End the School Year Successfully

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Almost one month to go until the school year ends.   While the weather is getting warmer and summer break is just around the corner, it is important for students to not lose their momentum in the classroom.

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How to Take Effective Study Notes

How to Take Effective Study Notes

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Developing strong note taking strategies also encourages students to better focus on the teachers' lesson and helps connect ideas between topics. Here are some of our favourite tips to strengthen students' note taking.

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How To Help Your Child Get The Sleep They Need To Learn Well

How To Help Your Child Get The Sleep They Need To Learn Well

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

We reached out to Rebecca Earl, a Toronto sleep consultant, for her suggestions on helping set up school-age children for a good night’s sleep. She’s sharing 5 tips to help make sure your child get’s the rest they need to be prepared for the school day.

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4 Ways To Practice Going Green All Year Long

4 Ways To Practice Going Green All Year Long

Posted in Science Tutoring, Community, Tips & Advice

We asked Sara Vartanian, the founder of the green lifestyle site Green Moms Collective for four tips on how we can turn going green into fun yet educational learning for kids. Here’s what she had to say:

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3 Skills That Help Students Prepare For Post-Secondary School

3 Skills That Help Students Prepare For Post-Secondary School

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

For some students, the final term of school will be their last before transitioning into a college or university program in the fall. With a new beginning on the horizon, now is the perfect time to help them get prepared for the social and academic changes they will face, oftentimes while living away from home.

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