Life with Kids

Tips to freeze out the winter blahs

Sarah Cavanagh When life gives you grey, cool days fight back with bright colours, gingerbread and a party. Well something like that. November is the month when the days are shorter and colder. We think longingly of summer vacation, are bogged down in back to school routines, or for some, try to come to terms […]

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Free language and literacy skills help available for families

Submitted Sometimes when children start junior kindergarten it becomes clear that they are struggling with speech, language, or literacy skills. The start of JK is also when problems with stuttering often start or get worse. Check your child’s speech and language development using the checklists on the Language Express website or contact Language Express for […]

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Teach kids how to be part of their community

Sarah Cavanaugh Congratulations! We’ve survived the first month of back to school. September has come and gone with its new routines, after school activity schedule, and in some cases, the first of the school year bugs (crawling and viral). It is officially autumn and the world is exploding with Pumpkin Spice and Christmas countdowns. I […]

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Arts education has lasting benefits beyond school years

Christine Peets “Art in and of itself is a basic human activity and children are all inherently creative, so we want to nurture that in a forward-thinking culture.” That was arts educator Gabriel Deerman’s first thought when asked about the main benefits of arts education. Deerman is an Ontario College of Teachers and Internationale Baccalaureate […]

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Health unit promotes tool to help parents manage mealtimes, child activity

Submitted by LGLDHU Do you have, care for, or work with a toddler or preschooler? Are you curious about a child’s eating habits? Are you looking for tips to make mealtimes easy or get kids excited about eating veggies? NutriSTEP® is a no-cost questionnaire that covers children’s eating, physical activity and screen time habits. The […]

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Adjusting to back to school routines

Sarah Cavanagh It’s the hap-happiest time of the year — back to school season is upon us and after a summer clunking around the house, some families are eager to see their small residents off to school for the day once again. Personally I have a tough time with back to school. I love summer […]

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