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Study spaces that work

Simple tips to create a home nook that fosters learning and minimizes distractions By Heather Laura Clarke When Virginia Ward designed an office in her Fall River home, she never imagined she’d be sharing it with a six-year-old. Her oldest daughter was in Grade 1 when she was suddenly shifted to at-home learning in March. […]

Stronger together

WE Schools @ Home complements curriculum and helps parents,teachers, and kids connect and stay socially engaged By Crystal Murray Open almost any publication or news site and you’ll see the physical impacts of COVID-19 quantified into understandable units. Infection rates, cases resolved and death toll. The numbers and the evidence are updated hourly but other […]

Back to walking

As the pandemic has forced us to embrace at-home education, many look forward to the simple joys of walking to school again By Chris Benjamin When school returns one of my family’s favourite things will be resuming our daily walks. I can already hear the lilting “Welcome Baack” from the Welcome Back, Kotter theme song, […]

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The language of love

Understanding how your child asks for love Abby Cameron For 16-year-old Lily Reid, changing her family’s Christmas traditions gave her the chance to truly express how she feels love. Her mother Maureen recalls a discussion with Lily and husband Doug about whether it was time to change things up, with just the three of them […]

Play on

Intergenerational play benefits family members of all ages By Kim Hart Macneill Anthony Wight and his wife eagerly await their meal. On the menu tonight is spaghetti and lettuce soup. The location is familiar, as is the chef, their four-year-old son Jack. Amid his plastic play kitchen he dreams up menus of imaginary food to […]

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