Whether you are looking for a Montessori style School in Richmond Hill, Vaughan or another part of the GTA completely, one thing to bear in mind is that not all of the schools you come across will operate in exactly the same way. Because they are focused on responding to the needs of individual students rather than a strict set of teaching rules, Montessori style schools may differ quite widely in the way they are run on a day-to-day basis and in the goals they place most importance on as far as Read more [...]
Parents who are looking for somewhere they can leave their preschool children while they do a part-time job or take care of other family responsibilities are obviously keen to ensure that wherever they choose is fully accredited and approved by local government authorities. However, there is a lot more than basic health and safety considerations to think about when selecting a day care facility for your son or daughter. Below, we look at some of the reasons it is so important to evaluate all your Read more [...]
I recently spoke to 300 camp directors about how to make children more resilient to life stress. Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development.
After all, summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies. There are the simple challenges of learning how to build a fire, going on a hike, or conquering a high ropes course. There are the much more complex challenges of getting Read more [...]
What do you do with your child's Halloween haul? Donate, repurpose, hoard or eat? Or, are you just about to throw out your candy from last Halloween? We all love Halloween candy, but there's no question that trick-or-treaters collect way too much of it. And while most of us are thrilled that our kids don't actually ingest it all, many children do, and the health implications of that are pretty frightening.
So this year, don't be a part of the candy craze. Instead, plan to give out small, fun, Read more [...]