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CODE NINJAS IS LEADING THE WAY IN OFFERING FUN AND

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Read more about our Managing Editor's visit to Code Ninja. "After spending a morning visiting one of these classes, it's no surprise to me that Code Ninjas is leading the way as the top franchise - globally - in offering coding programs for kids that are fun and educational. Across Metro Vancouver, there are 14…

Lorrie Holmes

Our Educational Journey with School Is Easy

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To embark on this educational journey, I reached out to School is Easy, a reputable tutoring organization renowned for its expansive network of tutors, including those adept at online instruction. Given my daughter's comfort with online learning and our physical distance from most tutors, it was the logical choice for us.

Carlie Parkinson

Tutoring

Unlocking Critical Thinking to Empower Your Child’s Future

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Parents want the best for their children, and one of the things you can do to secure a bright future for your kids is to make critical thinkers out of them. A critical thinker is open-minded, curious, and can respect diverse perspectives.However, raising critical thinkers does not happen naturally, it will require some effort. You’ll…

Angela Wanja

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Where to Draw the Line:  How to Start a Family

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Out of nowhere, a great bogeyman has pounced on our students, schools, teachers, and parents simultaneously creating chaos, confusion, and wonder.   What is this strange beast that has created such a conundrum of fear, curiosity, and euphoria?  Artificial Intelligence or AI, as we all know it.  Why out of nowhere?  Because on November 30,…

Carew Papritz

AI

Introducing Vancouver’s First & Only Dedicated STEM High School

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In order to tackle the large issues we are facing in today's (and tomorrow's) world, STEM skills are needed more than ever, and benefit everyone. Thriving in work and in life requires computer and data literacy skills. It's a given that future researchers and scientists will rely on these skills. Imagine a world though where…

Lorrie Holmes

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What are the different types of Independent and Private Schools

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With all that’s going on in our ever-changing world, so many families seem to require extra support these days in their children's education. Luckily our province is rich with options for both private and independent schools that look and function in many different ways. Students who attend these enriched schools can be more academically challenged,…

Lorrie Holmes

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Find what you are looking for at Mulgrave School!

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Mulgrave School’s mission of Inspiring Excellence - the pursuit of personal best - in Education and Life is one that rings true in its holistic approach to education for every student from their wee preschoolers to the Grade 12s who are ready to spread their wings. With the IB programme at its core, Mulgrave offers…

Carlie Parkinson

child at Mulgrave School

How to Help Your Child Become a Reader Using Their

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Using a child’s passions brings out their innate genius. Assigned school subjects are not usually what children are interested in, but parents and tutors can help a child to use their hidden passions when an assignment is given and I know how to help your child read.

Dr. Victoria Waller

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Effective Parenting Techniques – Encouraging Growth Mindset

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Are you going to be parents? Most likely, you are feeling nervous and happy at thesame time. It won't be wrong to say that this is quite obvious. Parenting can beconsidered one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It's kind of a race that startsafter a certain period, but there is no end.…

Dr. Victoria Waller

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FUN ON FIELD TRIPS!

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When we think of educational field trips choices, we traditionally start with places like art galleries and museums, and planetariums and aquariums to name a few. They are obviously great choices for children to learn from. Nowadays, the list is long for places to visit outside of the classroom where learning is reinforced in some…

Lorrie Holmes

Field Trips - teacher and class

Staycation – 8 ways to fill your days with exciting

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It's Summer vacation. Do you have camps planned? Holidays? Or lots of time to fill locally? Why not turn those days around the house into more of a Staycation and take an adventure locally?

Carlie Parkinson

staycation - family on slides

6 Ways to Nurture Children’s Mental Health

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In today's fast-paced and challenging world, it is essential for parents to prioritize their children's mental health. The well-being of children directly impacts their overall development, academic performance, and future success.

Angela Wanja

Mental Health

Yay Summer 2023 is almost here!!!

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Summer holidays can be fun and exciting - or long and boring. Luckily this summer there are amazing events to go to. There are also a lot of exciting camps that your kids could attend. They can sing and dance, learn STEM with LEGO, be around horses, and do many other great activities. Read our…

Carlie Parkinson

Helpful new book series to help parents navigate meltdowns, picky

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Taylor the Toucan, a relatable character for many children dealing with everyday challenges, is the star of the book series filled with positive parenting tips. Each story focuses on familiar family issues, and incorporates educational tips, parenting techniques, and simple-yet-effective strategies along the way. The storyline allows kids to feel connected to an everyday dilemma…

Angela Wanja

meltdowns

2 Great tools for Autism Awareness Month

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and actor and advocate Holly Robinson Peete is helping to highlight this special month with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s global children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. Known for her roles in television classics including 21 Jump Street, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and For Your Love, Robinson Peete is also a bestselling author and proud spokesperson for autism…

Carlie Parkinson

autism awareness

Exciting News: The 2023 Family Resource Guide is here!!!

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It's hard to believe it's already March and you may be anxiously awaiting Spring, like me. It's coming soon and so are the activities, Spring Break, and Summer Break. Our Family Resource Guide was put together to provide you with lists of businesses that can help you connect with the businesses you need to talk…

Carlie Parkinson

How Can You Be Even Better at Learning Anything That

8 min read

What is the best way for learning? This has been considered and debated for decades. Entire lines of thinking say that some of us are visual learners, some are auditory learners, some are kinesthetic learners, and some learn best by reading or writing. Schools across the country teach this principle and are even a part…

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CURSIVE: Outdated or Relevant?

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It made me wonder if cursive was a thing of the past or something worth reviving. It’s certainly a highly debated topic in educational settings. The role of cursive is ambiguous at best and there are no clear answers. One thing we can all agree on is that the role of cursive in modern education…

Rebecca Hastings

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Why parents choose private school

2 min read

Some features parents look for when they turn to the private system include a specific educational approach, such as Montessori or Waldorf; a particular religious or cultural setting; a strong academic setting or a program for children who are gifted; the ability to accommodate special needs; the flexibility to accommodate special scheduling required by art,…

Carlie Parkinson

Private School

Mydoh helps children manage their finances

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If you’re looking for a helpful app to get started check out Mydoh, powered by RBC. It is a helpful tool to educate and show your children the comings and goings of their money while learning how to make smart money choices. It’s a money management app and Smart Cash Card (which includes a digital…

Carlie Parkinson

Mydoh

3 Reasons Why Your Child’s Eye Exam Is More Than

4 min read

While you may think eye exams are unnecessary if your child sees clearly (or isn’t complaining about their vision), it may be more helpful than meets the eye.  The importance of these exams is much more than just finding out if your child’s vision is blurry and updating their prescription. 

Carlie Parkinson

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5 Exciting Fall Activities You Must Know About

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There are seemingly endless options for after-school activities that your children can get involved in, from soccer to swimming, piano lessons to STEM. But what do your children really get out of these activities? Here are some reasons why your kids should participate in extracurricular activities, beyond the standard 'it’s something to do.’

Carlie Parkinson

Fall Activities

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