Blog Posts in 2011

  • Tips on Choosing a School

    If you are moving in the New Year, you’ll want to find the perfect school for your kids before you settle on a neighbourhood to relocate to. There are a number of ways that you can go about ...
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  • Super Kids: Volunteering over the Holidays

    Volunteering is a great way to give your child perspective and teach them to be generous, caring individuals. Give your child a sense of community and social responsibility through volunteering. ...
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  • Holiday Cooking Science Lab

    Cooking with your kids teaches valuable skills such as the importance of nutrition and what vitamins and minerals they can find in the foods you prepare. Leaning to cook gives kids control of their ...
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  • Private or Public?

    When choosing a school for your kids, making the right choice is essential for their future success. For most people, the choice revolves around their ability to afford a private school education. For ...
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  • The Top 6 Books for High School Students

    Buy engaging books that your teenager will enjoy over the holidays. This list contains books that are primarily for enjoyment as well as those that have social and historical significance. 1. The ...
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  • Top Six Books for Elementary School Children

    Add books to your Christmas shopping list and get your kids reading during the holidays. Picking books that your children will find enjoyable encourages them to read, improves vocabulary and develops ...
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  • Home for the Holidays

    The Christmas holidays are a welcome respite from the busy school calendar. This holiday is too short to get a new job or tackle a large project, but they are long enough for you to catch up on your ...
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  • Educational Christmas Toys

    Toys can be educational and fun. Match your child’s interests to toys that will help them develop skills that they can use in college. 1. Trivial pursuit and other board games like the Totally Gross ...
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  • Learning Styles

    Albert Einstein once said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Each child learns in a different ...
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  • The Magic of Music

    Do you have trouble focusing when you are studying? If you find yourself distracted or have trouble solving complex problems, we may have just the solution for you. Studies show that listening to ...
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  • Stop Bullying

    Alarming new statistics show that bullying touches the lives of up to 25% of school-going children on a daily basis. Bullying may take the form of taunting and teasing, verbal abuse, aggression and ...
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  • Mind Maps

    How mapping your mind can help you study Your mind is busier than Grand Central Station; between 12 000 and 50 000 thoughts cross your mind every day. With so much going on, your mind doesn’t have ...
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  • The Homework Helper

    Homework; the word that can strike fear into the hearts of parents and children alike. Homework can be a positive or a negative influence on the attitude your child has to education. Homework helps to ...
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  • Study Techniques: Causes of Procrastination

    With the midterms coming up, do you find yourself cleaning your room, organizing your closet and spending time with your younger siblings? You’re not going crazy, you’re just procrastinating. ...
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  • Follow the Reader

    Reading is the cornerstone of your child’s academic endeavours. Reading well is essential when covering the vast amounts of academic work that school students face. Even young readers can benefit from ...
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  • Weekend De-stress

    After the stress of midterm exams, many students find it difficult to motivate themselves for the final push to the end of semester. Use your weekends to give you the stress relief you need to ...
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  • The Study Schedule Guide

    Get organized with a schedule that works for you We’ve all done it. It’s the night before your exam/test/assignment/presentation and you are bent over your desk, palms sweaty, trying to fit three ...
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  • Do you Need a Tutor?

    Getting a tutor at the beginning of the school term will ensure that you don’t fall too far behind. If you think you may be in trouble, read on. 1. Bad test scores: Bad grades are the obvious sign ...
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  • Brain Foods

    Your brain only accounts for 2% of your weight, but it consumes a whopping 20% of your calorie intake. It stands to reason then, that feeding your brain is essential to keep it working at optimal ...
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