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Top 10 Titles to Inspire a New Hobby

A New Year means New Beginnings - ‘tis the season to explore new interests and new hobbies. Whether your child wishes to go it alone or whether you choose to get creative as a family, here are our top 10 books to inspire you to get crafty! 

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There's More to Read Than Books!

As a parent or a caregiver, you likely spend time encouraging your child to read books to build their literacy skills and knowledge. At Calgary Reads, we are frequently asked how to encourage a child to read if they reject stories or chapter books. We also get asked if children can build their skills through the use of technology and e-Books. 

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5 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Private School

While finding the right house is all about location, location, location, when it comes to private schools, the motto is fit, fit, fit. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. What makes a school perfect for your neighbor’s child doesn’t necessarily make it the right choice for yours. Your family’s circumstances, the individual strengths and needs of your child, your education philosophy and vision will all contribute to your choice of schools.

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Back-to-School Butterflies?

Colin was starting sixth grade in a new school. At an orientation event, he became visibly unnerved as he struggled with the combination on a sticky locker. “He was concerned that he wouldn’t be able to open his locker with only four minutes between classes,” says his mother Lynn. 

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