During this time of learning at home, parents are thrust into the role of teaching their child as well as being the parent. Many parents are also working from home which adds to the daily structure and organization needed to make all this work. It is important to stay in close communication with your child’s teacher and together you will navigate what is reasonable.   Researchers have investigated the ...

Everyone would agree that learning math facts is important. The ability to automatically retrieve math facts helps free up memory resources to give more attention to complex and more advanced mathematics.  Research evidence confirms that rote memorization and timed flash cards are not the best way for students to learn math facts. It is more essential to develop a strong understanding of number sense and the relationship between numbers. For example how are numbers 4 and 8 related and interconnected? Here is ...

Motivating your child to complete required school work at home can be a challenge at the best of times, but especially during this time of social distancing and remote learning. Your child has been at this for a number of weeks now and what might have been initially exciting and novel, now feels mundane and routine.  With the arrival of ...

Did you know the way your child studies is just as important as what they are studying? Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll find some of our ideas which you can use to help ensure academic success for your child 1. Organize your time. Have regular and shorter study times. 2. Plan when you're going to study. Schedule specific ...

Although research suggests that print books are the best way to go when reading with young children (Klass, 2019), we recognize that access to print books may be limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers out of the University of Michigan, reported that when reading print books there is increased conversation between parent and child, as well as increased connection that ...

Why are schedules and routines* important for learning at home? The most important reason for schedules and routines is that they offer stability and consistency. After a long weekend, Winter or Spring Break, or summer holidays, it can be difficult to get back into a schedule and routine. Here are a few ways to help you ease yourself and your ...

The importance and power of reading at home can not be stressed enough. Reading opens doors, not only to new ideas, but to our future. Being a skilled reader and writer is to be skilled at literacy, which is the ability to understand, respond to, and use language to share information and interact with others. It is our tool for ...

Learning is defined as the process of acquiring new, or modifying existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences. However, it can be more than that because it is within a context of our relationships and the environment that we live in. It also includes looking for connections and meaning in our world and knowing how to navigate within our world. When ...

Do you like to study at the dining room table? How about while laying in your bed?  Two good options, but they may bring distractions with them. This list will support you in kick-starting your at-home learning and study space as you continue your education online.  To help you out, here are some key pieces of advice: Remove Distraction Remove ...

Why does it matter? Why set up a learning space during Covid 19? Without a clearly defined and organized learning space, your child can be easily distracted. Learning occurs best with routines, structure and a space that helps that to happen. Creating a learning space in your home sets up the learning experience and most importantly sets up your child ...