Life can get really busy, especially if you are running around driving your kids to soccer practices, music lessons, and other activities. However, it is very important to make sure you put aside at least a little time regularly to spend one-on-one time with your child. But making it happen can be hard, and recognizing its importance isn’t always obvious. We’ve got tips for spending one-on-one time with your child. Plan for it! Yes, life can be busy, but don’t make spending time with your … [Read more...]
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There is one thing we can say with certainty about the legendary Apple CEO and his legacy. Ever since Steve Jobs died, he has been studied repeatedly. From his personal life to his business acumen, scholars have been busy dissecting his practices to find his magic formula for success. But while many corporate how-to guides have been based on his advice, there is little material accessible to children. So we’re going to address that problem in this post by looking at lessons from Steve Jobs we … [Read more...]
In this age of keyboards and screens, many people are wondering if kids should still learn cursive writing. As with most things, there are two sides to every story. The camp in favour of banishing cursive writing says it is an antiquated tool of little use in the digital era. However, others who are for the skill say it can promote a better grasp of reading and writing. In this article we’ll examine some of the main arguments coming from both sides. So should kids still learn cursive writing? … [Read more...]
Many of us are able to recall a familiar scene, say, the street your house is on. But how many people can actually recall every single detail of that scene? The ability to do so is referred to as having a photographic memory. But is photographic memory an imaginary concept? Or is it really possible? Keep reading to find out, plus learn how to help your kids improve their memory. Photographic memory: is it real? Some believe that people who are able to recall a picture with great detail simply … [Read more...]
From the classic “my dog ate my homework” excuse to more clever excuses like, “my backpack got stolen” or, “I left my binder in my mom’s car,” there are endless ways students can try to get out of doing and handing in homework. Here are some ways you can help students overcome homework excuses like these. Try to understand why students don’t do their work There are many reasons why a student may not do their homework. These might be: Procrastination Lack of interest Wanting to get it … [Read more...]
Music plays a large part in human culture, and can be heard throughout the world. Here in Canada, music is often taught as a class in elementary school. But what really comes out of the time your children spend in music class or other music lessons? Read on to learn about why you should teach kids music at a young age. Music is a language, and children learn languages easier. Just like it is harder to start learning French or Italian when you’re older, it is a lot harder to learn to read music … [Read more...]