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Simple Ways To Make March Break Fun And Educational

Simple Ways To Make March Break Fun And Educational

Posted in Community, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

If you’re staying close to home for the March Break, perhaps you’ll want to use the time to explore the city, sneak in some extra physical activity or plan a simple education field trip. Here are a few great choices for Toronto families:

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Winter Writing Activities for Children

Winter Writing Activities for Children

Posted in English Tutoring

Building writing skills can be fun and easy.   Here are four creative writing activities to help broaden their skills and inspire them to write.  We've even included some winter ideas.  Be sure to check on grammatical errors when you are done each activity.

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Are You Attending Reading For The Love Of It?

Are You Attending Reading For The Love Of It?

Posted in English Tutoring

The language conference, Reading For The Love Of It, is coming up we suggest you take the time to visit the Exhibitors Display. There you will find storytellers, book publishers, authors, illustrators and more, who are there to show you wonderful resources and want to spend time talking all things language.

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STEM - 5 Amazing Apps for Kids

STEM - 5 Amazing Apps for Kids

Posted in Science Tutoring, Educational Technology, Parent Education Resources

With the right balance and avoiding unnecessary distractions, technology can enable increased learning for all students.  One way to utilize technology is through apps that support self-paced learning.   Apps can encourage students to be interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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10 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Every Day

10 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Every Day

Posted in English Tutoring

Family Literacy Day is almost here. It’s a fun annual reminder on January 27th that reading is an important part of a child’s development. One of the most important keys to success is to engage your child with fun and memorable activities each and every day.

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Let’s Aim to Always be Reading in 2017

Let’s Aim to Always be Reading in 2017

Posted in English Tutoring, Community, Primary Tutoring, Junior Tutoring

Let’s make 2017 the year we curl up regularly with a good book and as our friends at Indigo suggest, to “Always Be Reading”.

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4 Tips for a Smooth Winter Break Transition

4 Tips for a Smooth Winter Break Transition

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

The holiday season is an exciting time to spend and celebrate with family and friends.  However, with all the busy activities and travel, routines are altered and school may fall on the back burner.   Parents can find it hard to transition their children back into their school routines.

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