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Celebrating Excellence

Published: 08/15/2014 by Cynthia Dusseault B.Ed. in Parents and Education

Celebrating Excellence

In May of this year, Alberta students brought home over 80 awards, totalling $166,650 in cash and university scholarships, from the 53rd Canada-Wide Science Fair held in Windsor, Ontario. The students from Calgary and area, ranging from age 13 to 18


Real Play; Real Learning

Published: 06/14/2016 by Willemien Kruger in Health & Wellness

Here in South Africa we cannot imagine a lifestyle where children are not outdoors most of the time. Some of my friends who come from other countries have told me how it took them a long time to get into the mindset that the “place for children to pl


Step Back in Time With Costumes

Published: 06/01/2016 by Cathy Diez-Luckie in Parents and Education

We have all heard the expression “clothes make the man,” but can they transport your children to the court of King Xerxes, with the beautiful Queen Esther bowing before him, reaching out to touch the scepter? It’s thrilling to imagine being the queen


Math on the Move

Published: 03/01/2016 by EducationGroup.ca in Homeschool

Math on the Move

Making math relevant and interesting is key to helping children learn what can seem like difficult and abstract concepts. For mathematics, you don’t have to look far to find someplace where you can apply concepts to real life. My favourite place to


How to Start Journaling

Published: 02/16/2016 by Roxanne Rizzuto B.Ed., B.A., T.E.S.L. in Homeschool

How to Start Journaling

Many people hear the term “journaling” and immediately remember the diary they tried (and failed) to maintain as a child. However, journaling can be so much more.


Forgotten Sword: The Power of Writing

Published: 01/05/2016 by Laura Genn in Parents and Education

Forgotten Sword: The Power of Writing

Sometimes, it’s the small things that are the most powerful. This is particularly true for the pen. By all appearances, it’s nothing special, but as has been said for years, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Most of us have heard this phrase befo


Piggy Bank Principles

Published: 12/15/2015 by Gabriella Smith in Parents and Education

Piggy Bank Principles

“I have a lot of money!” My 5-year-old brother exclaimed, as he excitedly dumped out his piggy bank earlier today. Turns out he only had about $3.65. It makes me laugh, thinking of how people’s perceptions of money change as they get older.


Have you ever heard a child rattling off a list of vocabulary words? Probably not. On the other hand, have you ever heard a child singing a song? Most definitely—a resounding “Yes!”

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