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Apps to Prevent the Summer Slide

Apps to Prevent the Summer Slide

Posted in Educational Technology, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Summer is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful weather after a busy school year.  Unfortunately, studies show that between June and September, students can lose around 2 months of learning and have trouble adjusting for the fall. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun ways for students to keep learning over the summer.

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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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4 Ways to Set up Your Child for Reading Success

4 Ways to Set up Your Child for Reading Success

Posted in English Tutoring

Children who come to school with rich experiences in oral language are better equipped to manage the complex skills needed for reading and writing.

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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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The Ultimate Summer Booklist for Elementary Kids

The Ultimate Summer Booklist for Elementary Kids

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources

Reading is the best way to prevent the summer slide and with the countdown on to the holidays, here are some of the books that are on our summer booklist for elementary school kids

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Algebra Help - Strategies to Solve Problems

Algebra Help - Strategies to Solve Problems

Posted in Math Tutoring

Help with Algebra is one of the most common math tutoring requests we receive. Algebra does not have to be as challenging as it looks.

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Read the North to Celebrate Canada's 150

Read the North to Celebrate Canada's 150

Posted in English Tutoring, Community

The countdown is on to Canada’s big birthday celebration and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than choosing to #ReadtheNorth everyday with Canadian books from Indigo.

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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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How to Prepare Your Child for French Immersion

How to Prepare Your Child for French Immersion

Posted in French Tutoring

Starting school can be a challenging transition for any family.   For students going into French Immersion, it can be even more challenging learning a second language.

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Toronto Summer STEM Field Trips

Toronto Summer STEM Field Trips

Posted in Science Tutoring, Educational Technology

There are numerous activities and places to visit around Toronto that are fun and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.   Here are some of our favourites for families of all ages.

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