Summer holiday is fast approaching so now is the time to start planning how to fill the eight weeks. Will you take a holiday? Book in some summer camps? In this issue, there are some great suggestions to fill the time at home – with bubbles, getting messy or blogging. Our 2018 Summer Camp guide will help point you in the right direction for available overnight and daycamps.
The school year is in full swing. Kids are busy learning, and we’re busy helping them the best we can. One way to potentially help is by getting a psychological educational assessment, but what is that? Unsure what it is, or if your child needs one, read Demystifying Psychological Educational Assessments to learn more.
Looking for a new school? Refer to our preschool guide and independent school guides to help plan 2018.
Finally, it is time to brace ourselves for the cold weather and upcoming holidays. Peruse our holiday event guide and gift guide to inspire you in December. Or read some suggested Winter Camps and activities to ring in the New Year.
In this issue, we’ve tried to pull together some resources to make your Summer
experiences a little smoother. You’ll find our extensive camp guide, tips on how to
entertain, tips on how to keep your young learners learning, and ways to make a
holiday more achievable on a tight budget.
Looking for places to go, people to see, party places? Be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to Family Fun, Birthday Parties, Home, Education, Classes and Programs, Summer Camps and Family Health! All the contacts a BC parent needs to know for 2017.
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Spring is in the air, and we’re so relieved to have some sun and say good-bye to snow. With Spring also comes time for a fresh start and time to plan 2017.
In this issue, we’ve highlighted a couple of changes that may be critical to your child, both in learning and health!
Have you ever considered Chiropractic help for your children? I know, as a mother, I’ve definitely considered it for myself, but I now realize how beneficial it is to infants and children and the various problems it can help solve.
For learning, we took a deeper look into Montessori schooling. Now that there are Montessori schools across the province, some even going to Grade 12, this truly is an option that may fit your child for the long-term. If you decide Montessori is not a fit for your child, our Preschool Guide helps to identify some of the amazing pre-schools schools around.
For older children, now is the time to ensure that they finish their school year on a high note. Consult our tutoring guide for help getting your child excited about school again and read our piece on How to Help children who won’t willingly go to school.
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As fall rolls in and the weather changes from bright, sunny days to gloomy, shorter days, our focus also changes from outdoor activities to the education of our children. The first official feedback is coming from schools soon, and you may now be aware of some potential problems/struggles your child is facing. In this issue, we’ve pulled together some experts to give advice on helping them reach their full potential. This issue has tips on training your child’s brain, introducing them to STEM education and helping you find the right school for them. We’ve also given you a great babysitting idea to try, to give you more (always needed) adult time.
Find the complete issue here including the following topics:
4 Training Your Child’s Brain
6 The Opportunities in STEM Education
9 Independent School Guide
18 Is your child a good reader?
21 How to choose a specialized school for learning disabilities
23 The Power of Creative Play
24 12 Quick Privacy Tips for Parents
26 Time to Enlist the Babysitting Circle
28 More Magic and Fewer Meltdowns
30 Fall Footwear
The 8-weeks of Summer can be hard to fill. In this issue, we’ve put together a list of the available camps from overnight (residential) camps to entertaining and educational camps. We also have some tips for you on the importance of risky play, ideas on how to help prevent the dreaded academic summer slide, and some suggestions for fun outdoor activities.
Have a fun-filled Summer!
Our 2016 Family Resource Guide is ready to read! Don’t spend hours searching on Google, take the short-cut and start here first.