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World Mental Health Day 2021 | Making Mental Health a Priority

World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness and educating the young minds of this globe about mental health issues and maintaining mental health.

More Than Just an Orange Shirt

In 1973, 6-year-old, Phyllis Webstad lived on the Dog Creek reserve and was sent to “The Mission”, a residential school. As she prepared to leave home, her grandmother managed to buy her a new outfit for her first day and Phyllis chose a bright and beautiful orange...

Encourage Creativity and Self-Expression in Young Children

Encouraging creativity and self-expression in young children is a key developmental skill to have at an early age. There are simple ways to encourage these indoor and outdoor behaviours, using specific rooms and tools to guide them. Having rooms specifically to play music, having a drawing/playroom space with activity books and building blocks, and so much more.

More Than Just an Orange Shirt

More Than Just an Orange Shirt

In 1973, 6-year-old, Phyllis Webstad lived on the Dog Creek reserve and was sent to “The Mission”, a residential school. As she prepared to leave home, her grandmother managed to buy her a new outfit for her first day and Phyllis chose a bright and beautiful orange...

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Encourage Creativity and Self-Expression in Young Children

Encourage Creativity and Self-Expression in Young Children

Encouraging creativity and self-expression in young children is a key developmental skill to have at an early age. There are simple ways to encourage these indoor and outdoor behaviours, using specific rooms and tools to guide them. Having rooms specifically to play music, having a drawing/playroom space with activity books and building blocks, and so much more.

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Apps Every Student Should Download on their Phone

Apps Every Student Should Download on their Phone

There are certain apps that every student should download on their phone. There are thousands of apps accessible and thousands created every single day. It may be hard to find ones that benefit students, but no worries! We’re here to help! Here are 5 top apps we recommend all students should download right now!

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The Best Study Tips for Young Students

The Best Study Tips for Young Students

During this time of year it can be hard to get your children back in school mode. Having study tips on hand for back to school time can be greatly beneficial getting your kids back in the homework groove. Here are 4 of the best study tips to start the school year off.

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5 Reasons Your Child Should Learn a New Language

5 Reasons Your Child Should Learn a New Language

Children take in new information and find new things out everyday. Ensuring they receive all the information needed throughout their lives must start at a young age. Language learning is a direct reflection of a child’s brain changing. In fact, during the first six years of life, a child’s brain changes the most during language acquisition in comparison to any other cognitive ability that is also being acquired! So, here are 5 reasons why your child should learn a new language.

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4 Tips to Get Ready for Back to School

4 Tips to Get Ready for Back to School

With summer ending and back to school coming around the corner, the talks about classrooms begin to arise once again. Kelly Ferrell, Oak Learners Principal, was a special guest on the Etobicoke Lakeshore Podcast to talk more about back-to-school and getting your kids ready for classrooms again. Click the link above or here to listen to the podcast! With that being said, here are 4 tips you can do to get your kids ready for back-to-school.

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The Benefits of Weighted Blankets

The Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Sometimes when a child is feeling stressed or anxious, they just want a big hug, but at the same time they don’t want to be touched. So how can you help them? Have you ever heard of or tried weighted blankets? It feels like a comforting hug and can help a child feel secure.

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The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an exercise that includes movement of the body into specific poses combined with slow deep breathing. It is a healthy and active way to relax your body and mind, but the list of benefits goes far beyond relaxation.

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Coping with Grief and Loss

Coping with Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are a natural part of life, so why do most adults try to hide it from children? I understand it is not an easy subject to discuss with children, but they are more capable of handling it than most adults give them credit for. Children are very resilient...

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Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation

The world is an unfamiliar place right now causing stress and anxiety to rise in everyone, including our children. Finding time and ways to reduce these is imperative to our children mental health. Meditation has many benefits to improve overall health and well-being.

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The Forgotten Senses

The Forgotten Senses

We all know about the 5 senses, touch, taste, smell, sound, sight, but did you know there are actually 2 more very important forgotten senses? These are the vestibular and proprioception senses. Those are some big words, but what do they mean? Let’s find out! Think...

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