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Come to the 2018 Montreal Education Fair

Come to the 2018 Montreal Education Fair

Many parents understandably fret over where to send their kids to school. If you are one of them, this event is not to be missed - Sunday, Sept. 23
Homework can be a headache – is it worth the pain?

Homework can be a headache – is it worth the pain?

Some elementary schools are greatly reducing or eliminating homework altogether
9 back-to-school safety tips

9 back-to-school safety tips

The Missing Children's Network has published a set of guidelines for parents and kids to follow
Dare to be scared at one of these haunted houses

Dare to be scared at one of these haunted houses

In many boroughs, familiar places are transformed into spooky sights for Halloween.
Pumpkin picking not far from Montreal

Pumpkin picking not far from Montreal

Make the season memorable and pick your own Halloween pumpkin
Free Indigenous language classes on offer

Free Indigenous language classes on offer

The classes are offered by Native Montreal, an Aboriginal organization that provides health, education, and cultural services
Popular places to pick apples

Popular places to pick apples

We've compiled a list of some of the more well-known apple orchards around Montreal
Fundraiser for hospital projects includes family-friendly activities

Fundraiser for hospital projects includes family-friendly activities

The money raised at this event will benefit kids at the Montreal Children's Hospital through various programs and improved technology
Geordie plays inspire kids to make a difference

Geordie plays inspire kids to make a difference

The 38th season aims to inspire children to make choices that help create a better future for all by standing up to intolerance and adversity.
Have you had your child’s eyesight tested?

Have you had your child’s eyesight tested?

With Medicare, kids under the age of 18 are entitled to a free annual eye exam
The benefits of playing more than one sport

The benefits of playing more than one sport

A recent public service campaign featured four elite Canadian athletes talking about how playing different sports made them better at the sport they ultimately specialized in.
Easy school lunch ideas

Easy school lunch ideas

These websites offer creative ideas for preparing multiple lunches in advance
Circus school hosts workshops and activities

Circus school hosts workshops and activities

L’école de Cirque de Verdun is inviting people to try out various circus arts
How to deal with back-to-school butterflies

How to deal with back-to-school butterflies

15 ways to help children of all ages calm the jitters
Talent Show Fundraiser at Monkland Community Centre

Talent Show Fundraiser at Monkland Community Centre

The Sharkx basketball camp will be hosting a fun event with various acts and performances
New art classes for teens at Dollard Centre for the Arts

New art classes for teens at Dollard Centre for the Arts

Zentangle is a pattern-based drawing technique that emphasizes enjoying the process rather than being concerned about the final result
Does social media cause anxiety?

Does social media cause anxiety?

Learn to recognize the warning signs of anxiety and help your kid use social media in a healthy and productive fashion
MedicAlert offers program for kids with autism

MedicAlert offers program for kids with autism

With these new emblems, first responders will be better able to deal with emergency situations
Wiggles to perform in Montreal this fall

Wiggles to perform in Montreal this fall

These Australian entertainers will be back in town to sing and dance their way into the hearts of young children
New theatre courses offered on West Island

New theatre courses offered on West Island

The Segal Centre programs will introduce children to the world of musical theatre with song, dance, and acting.
10 apps that teach kids about money

10 apps that teach kids about money

Kids of all ages can learn financial basics and more complex money management principles
Laval hosts festival with a myriad of activities

Laval hosts festival with a myriad of activities

There will be entertainment for kids of all ages at this annual family event
Dance school offers new programs for kids

Dance school offers new programs for kids

Canada China International Film Festival to screen kid-friendly flick

Canada China International Film Festival to screen kid-friendly flick

The line-up includes a slew of short and animated films, which are appropriate for children ages 4 and up.
Teen fighting depression helps others in need

Teen fighting depression helps others in need

Simone Aslan decided to raise money to purchase various items for patients at the hospital
Spreading the joy of classical music

Spreading the joy of classical music

Kids can enjoy free concerts and various activities around Place des Arts
Anti-bullying project uses virtual technology approach

Anti-bullying project uses virtual technology approach

This program helps young teens discuss how they might feel if they were faced with a bullying-type incident at school
High school students inspired to show kindness

High school students inspired to show kindness

The kindness bench is just one of many ways students are trying to promote positive behaviour
Brome Fair a Labour Day weekend family tradition

Brome Fair a Labour Day weekend family tradition

The Eastern Township town comes alive with festivities for families at this annual agricultural fair
Program introduces young kids to the world of  music

Program introduces young kids to the world of music

Lessons include a mix of popular children’s songs and original compositions, and many of an educational component
Free football clinic with the Alouettes

Free football clinic with the Alouettes

This new initiative aims to introduce families to football and demonstrate that the sport can be played in a safe manner
Free family musical event returns to St. Viateur Park

Free family musical event returns to St. Viateur Park

On top of many musical events, there will be face painting, games, contests and food
Adult education centre opens new campus in St. Lazare

Adult education centre opens new campus in St. Lazare

The school will offer courses in math, history, English, French and physical science as well as computer literacy
4 ways to reduce the morning chaos

4 ways to reduce the morning chaos

Discover how to reduce the stress of getting everyone up, fed, dressed and ready for the day
How to prepare balanced school lunches

How to prepare balanced school lunches

A Montreal dietician and mother shares her tips on packing a healthy, well-balanced school lunch that kids will eat.
Don't freak out over report cards

Don't freak out over report cards

They are not life sentences; just a snapshot taken of your kid's progress at one particular moment in time
How many activities should kids do?

How many activities should kids do?

Deciding on the right number of extracurricular courses was all about trial and error for my family
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