It’s just about every parent’s worst nightmare — you let your children go out and enjoy the playground, you turn your head for a second and one of your kids has hurt themselves. The Canadian Paediatric Society says at least 29,000 children under 15 are forced to go to the emergency room for playground injuries each year. Now we don’t want you to be too alarmed — this only accounts for less than one per cent of children in Canada, but it’s still a good idea to teach kids playground … [Read more...]
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Kayaking is a great summer activity that the whole family can enjoy. It can also be a chance for students to learn something new over the summer! In addition to being a fun way to enjoy the sun and get some exercise, there are a number of life lessons kids can learn when kayaking. Lessons from the history of kayaking But first, a little history lesson. According to Howstuffworks.com, Kayaks were first built by the Inuit and the Aleuts, which were both indigenous peoples who lived in the … [Read more...]
We’re in the middle of summertime, which means it’s probably your last chance to sign up your children for a summer camp. Determining the best summer camp for your children can be a hard task. There are a lot to choose from and it’s only natural for a parent to want the best experience for their kids. In this article, we’ll give some tips on how to pick the right summer camp for kids. Pick the right summer camp for kids by observing their interests Determining the right summer camps for your … [Read more...]
Religion remains a hot topic of debate. And with news headlines constantly attributing acts of terror to extremist religious groups, it can be easy for some of us to become afraid or even hostile towards people of some religions. The Westboro Baptist Church and the Islamic State, or ISIS, are two examples. Some who see the controversial things the Westboro Baptist Church says may think Christians are divisive and angry. Some people may get the same impressions about Islam by watching footage of … [Read more...]
We as parents are concerned about schooling in large part because we want our children to succeed in the work world. Many of us value education because it will help our kids become capable at providing for themselves. With this idea in mind, it’s invaluable to ask ourselves how much time our children should be spending in school versus how many hours they should spend on internships, work and volunteer experience. School is invaluable for developing skills, but what use are students’ talents if … [Read more...]
We’ve already provided some pointers in this blog that will help you learn how your child learns. Now it’s time to take the next step and make an actual assessment on the kind of learning style your child has. Before we get started, make sure you’ve already seen part one of this series, because everything we do here builds on that post. Tips on assessing how your child learns Children often don’t have the knowledge or ability to tell us which category of learning style they fall into. … [Read more...]