Category: General

Get ready for a great new school year

on 3 September 2015

It’s only a few more days until the new school year begins. We hope you enjoyed every minute of the warm and sunny summer we had here in the Lower Mainland.

If children have been enjoying some late summer nights it will be a good idea to start getting back to school time routines, and that includes an early bed time so everybody is ready to learn.

The first day back will be Tuesday, September 8 and it will only be a half-day scheduled from 8:15 am until 11:45 am. The first full day of school will be...

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Your Questions Answered About the Orton-Gillingham Approach

on 1 October 2015

  1. What is the Orton-Gillingham approach?

The Orton-Gillingham approach helps people learn to read, spell and write if they have difficulty learning language skills. People with dyslexia benefit from this approach. OG is a multi-sensory, sequential, structured approach to teaching reading, spelling and written expression. Beginning with the basic components of language instruction, and building on those components from the simple to complex.

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Five Simple Ways To Read Regularly With Your Children

on 15 October 2015

We all know how important it is to read with our kids. It not only improves literacy skills, it can also instill a love of reading. But with dinner to make, soccer practices and other activities, daily reading can be difficult to fit in to our busy schedules. 

With these challenges in mind, here are five simple ways to read regularly with your kids – whether you read to them or they read to you.

  1. Choose a good book

This may seem obvious, but it can be a struggle....

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Do you feel anxious?

on 4 November 2015

Do you feel it?

Sweaty palms.

Pounding heart.

Upset tummy.

These symptoms can describe many things. Stomach flu. Food poisoning. Drinking too much coffee.

So can you feel it now? No?

Try this. Imagine you are standing on top of a 40-story building. Now stand right on the edge and look down. There is no railing. No safety net either. Just a long, long way down.

Did you feel your hands get sweaty, your heart beat a little quicker or maybe a few butterflies in your...

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Things to Do Over The Christmas Holidays

on 16 December 2015

Christmas vacation is here. A special time to spend with family and friends. But what should you do with your family and friends over the holidays? We’ve compiled a list, so you won’t run out of ideas.

Enjoy!

North Pole: You shouldn’t be surprised to see a visit to the North Pole on our list. Located at the Tradex in Abbotsford you will get to visit Santa and his elves and take part in fun activities such as the Creation Station, Toy Workshop, Prancer’s Pantomime and Tinsel Town...

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