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Kickstart A Lifelong Reading Habit In 15 Minutes A Day

Kickstart A Lifelong Reading Habit In 15 Minutes A Day

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Spending 15 minutes a day enjoying a literacy activity is a great way to reinforce a positive attitude around reading. The more frequently you read as a family, the more your children will gravitate naturally to reading!

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10 Winter STEM Activities

10 Winter STEM Activities

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

It's January and we are in the heart of the winter season, check out our ideas that cover a wide variety of STEM activities, but focus on a common idea: Winter!

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5 Ways to Set School Goals for the New Year

5 Ways to Set School Goals for the New Year

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

With 2018 upon us, it is time for new year and new goals.  But what about those goals you set with your child this past fall for the school year?

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Five STEM Gifts Kids Will Love to Receive (and Parents Will Love to Give)

Five STEM Gifts Kids Will Love to Receive (and Parents Will Love to Give)

Posted in Science Tutoring, Educational Technology

With the focus in schools today on science, technology, education and math (STEM), many modern toys are catering to this trend. After all, STEM gifts provide much more than entertainment. They offer opportunities for children to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

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Holiday Gifts For Teachers That Won’t Break The Bank

Holiday Gifts For Teachers That Won’t Break The Bank

Posted in Tips & Advice

We polled our team of tutors for a list of seven thoughtful yet practical presents that are big on appreciation without putting a big dent in your wallet.

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Toronto Schools by Neighbourhood

Toronto Schools by Neighbourhood

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

One of the biggest considerations parents have when considering areas around Toronto is school selection and availability.   We have put together a list of schools for several neighbourhoods in Toronto as a...

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Helping Our Kids To Choose Kind Everyday

Helping Our Kids To Choose Kind Everyday

Posted in English Tutoring, Community

Are you familiar with the saying, “Kindness is free, sprinkle that stuff everywhere?” It’s the perfect mantra to share with your kids during this month’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The week runs from November 19 to 25 and is dedicated to encouraging inclusiveness, empathy, and kindness to others.

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Three Halloween Tips from Julie Cole

Three Halloween Tips from Julie Cole

Posted in Tips & Advice

With Halloween on the horizon, trick or treating etiquette is on the minds of many families. We consulted Mabel's Label's co-founder and parenting expert, Julie Cole, to share her wisdom on the subject. After all, she has six kids between the ages of 8 and 17 who will be trick or treating this year.

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October Giveaway: Tips, Tricks & Essential Items to Ease the After School Transition

October Giveaway: Tips, Tricks & Essential Items to Ease the After School Transition

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

After school time can be tricky for families after a long day. We have a few suggestions and some great items through our October giveaway to make the after school hours happy for the entire family.

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Halloween Math Activities

Halloween Math Activities

Posted in Math Tutoring, Primary Tutoring, Junior Tutoring

Fall is in full swing and that means the time-honoured tradition of Halloween is approaching.   Whether is it trick or treating or getting dressed up, Halloween is a fun activities for any family.

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