fun ways to beat the summer slide

Beat the Summer Slide with these FUN ideas!


Summer slide. Sounds fun, right? Not so much. It’s actually the phrase used to describe the information kids forget when they have a two-month break from school. We spend 10 months helping them practice reading…

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getting ready for kindergarten

Summer School Prep


Summer is here, which means our house is focused on September. I’m not trying to wish away the sunshine and lazy days, but with our youngest two scholars heading off to school for the first…

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local ideas teacher thank gifts

Local Ideas for Teacher Thank You Gifts


Thank you gifts for teachers can be a bit of a minefield – you want to get them something thoughtful that shows your family’s appreciation, without overspending or adding another ‘best teacher’ mug to their…

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registering for kindergarten

Registering for Kindergarten in Anglophone East


Everything you need to know about registering your little one for kindergarten in Anglophone East, in one place, with tips from a mama who has been there a few times! It’s that time of year…

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practical tips for starting school

Practical Tips for Families Starting School


Parents, don’t sweat the big stuff when it comes to getting ready for the very first day of first day of school. The big stuff can all be worked out – if you can pay attention to the practical stuff. Going solo to the washroom. Walking and timing the route to school or the bus stop. Opening lunch cans. Zipping up coats. These skills are more important for starting school than counting to 10 or writing their name.

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