Finding the right book

A love of reading doesn’t always come naturally; sometimes kids need a little help As a parent and book lover, I find it frustrating that my 17-year-old son refuses to read. When he and his sister were little, my husband or I would read them a bedtime story every night, as many parents do. Both […]

First Bell: Spring 2021

Hockey is back (sort of) This season has been a moving target for hockey fans. Not long after the last issue of Our Children published, the second wave of COVID-19 hit Nova Scotia, forcing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the hometown Halifax Mooseheads to suspend play. In late January, play was resuming for the Nova […]

A lost art

Reconnecting kids and communication—back to the basics with writing and phone skills  By Sara Ericsson Header image: Love Struck Lettering calligrapher Lyndsay Hubley has published a workbook to help kids learn to write in cursive. Communicating used to take one of three forms: talking in person, chatting over the phone or corresponding through hand-written notes […]

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