Reading

Keep ’Em Reading…

This guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part...

Keep ’Em Learning…

World Health Organization’s Back-to-School Re-entry Checklist1. Monitor your child’s health and keep them home from school if they are ill.2. Teach and model good...

Into the Realm of Books

Need a little bit of a break from reality?Here is a list of books that will all take you to a different world or...

A World Full of Whys?

My three-year-old is firmly planted in the “why?” stage: Why is there a dog? Why are those people going that way? Why can’t I...

Kids on a Plane

5 No-tech ways to keep them entertained Our four-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to board our plane for Cancún. Minutes after take off she couldn’t wait...

How to Help a Reluctant Reader

There is something delicious about a good book. Books can provide a welcome escape, feed the mind, and even nourish the soul. Nurturing a...

Keep ’em Reading…

For a great list of Canadian children’s writers and illustrators—including Vancouver Island writer Monique Gray Smith, Kenneth Oppel and Elly MacKay—sharing their books online,...

Learning Through Play

Family members are the first teachers children encounter. While you are spending precious time with your grandchildren, you can incorporate simple methods to help...

Sitting in Our Storms

When I was growing up in Ontario we’d often talk about how April showers would bring May flowers. It was a nice—and usually accurate—rhyme...

Books for Black History Month

This February, like many Februaries before it, we take the time to celebrate Black History Month. It’s a time when we can acknowledge the...

Dishing on Dinosaur Dramas

There is a meme circulating the internet titled “Times You Know the Most about Dinosaurs.” It’s a line graph with large spikes at age...

Just the Way We Are

My oldest son started kindergarten this year. Leading up to his first day there was some excitement and some nerves on both of our...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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