Sign up

School Aged

Your Child's Special Needs Education

Navigating and advocating the school system when your child is diagnosed with special needs can be very daunting. However, as the parent of a child with special needs, you hold out hope, belief, and a yearning that the school system and all those who work within the system have your child’s best interests and well-being at heart. Unfortunately, in some cases, that is not the way it appears.

Read more ...

No Homework Hassles - Practical Advice

Homework serves many helpful purposes. Students learn how to follow through on lessons taught in the classroom. Homework tests a student’s comprehension of material that has already been covered in class so that learning gaps can be caught early. Finally, homework teaches kids how to focus in other locations outside of school. The ability for a student to settle down and get to work on a project is a skill that serves them not only in school, but throughout the rest of their lives.

Read more ...

Q & A - 25 Questions to Help You Choose the Right School for Your Child

In Alberta, we are fortunate to have an abundance of educational opportunities and school choice. Even amongst the independent school options, there is a wide variety of missions, programs, and focus-areas. To help you set your child on the right path, we’ve taken a step back and compiled this objective list of questions you can use to evaluate each school you are considering.

Read more ...

5 Benefits of Hands-On Learning in a Tech-Crazed World

Kids are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics. A 2017 survey published by Common Sense Media found that nearly all children age eight and under live in a home with some type of mobile device and spend an average of 2.25 hours a day on screens. This media time only increases with age. Tweens use an average of 6 hours, not including time spent using media for school and homework, and teens are up to an average of 9 hours daily.

Read more ...

Calgary’s Child Magazine © 2022 Calgary’s Child