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Moving to a New School - Six Tips to Help Your Child Make a Smooth Transition

Moving can be a stressful event for the entire family. A parent could be starting a new job; the hassle of packing and unpacking an entire home; and traveling to the new home can all wreak havoc on your happy family. This is especially true if your children will be starting at a new school. Transition is a challenge for everyone, and everyone handles it differently, including children. Here are some tips that will help to make the move a little easier on the kids (and on you!)

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Shining a Light on Report Cards

A low literacy level could have serious implications on a child's future education and overall social development. With as many as 4 out of 10 Canadians dropping below the acceptable literacy average, according to a StatsCan report, now is the time to address gaps or lack of foundation in your child's reading ability.

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Too Shy for Words?

Children are very different from one another. Some thrive in environments filled with people.
They talk to anyone they meet. They tell stories, and they may even sing their latest song for a delighted group of onlookers. Other children, though, are overwhelmed by a room full of new people, let alone one new person who asks, “What is your name?” This article will cover shyness in two different situations: around adults and around other children. 

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Walking School Bus

A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school; or as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.

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