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How to take the homeschooling leap

How to take the homeschooling leap

Montreal Families associate editor explains why she decided to homeschool her kids this fall and offers parents advice on how to embark on this courageous journey

Teachers call for less restrictive measures for fall

In a petition sent to the province's education minister, a group of teachers say that it is unfair to impose measures on students such as keeping them in "bubbles" with small groups of kids

10 ways to welcome new kids at school

I've taught my kids the importance of seeking out new kids to help them with a difficult transition

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

The worst part about homework isn’t the homework itself. Like many chores assigned to an elementary-school-aged child, if the child

How to deal with back-to-school butterflies

Colin was starting 6th grade in a new school. At an orientation event, he became visibly unnerved as he struggled

Have you had your child’s eyesight tested?

Ciaran Allison learned to read at a later age than his two older brothers, Eamon and Callum. The 9-year-old boy

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Raising kids in more than one language?

Researchers want to find ways to help parents be successful at this sometimes challenging task

Website provides educational activities

This bilingual online platform allows students to do academic, social or physical activities based on their grade level

Child-led outdoor preschool launches in Montreal

Preschoolers can enjoy the outdoors and learn more about nature at Riversong Forest School

Elementary School More

A contest for aspiring authors

A contest for aspiring authors

Kids ages 8-14 are invited to enter a national creative writing contest and have their work published
New website culls educational resources

New website culls educational resources

Parents and kids can discover a wide range of organizations that promote student success
Free tutoring for elementary students

Free tutoring for elementary students

During the pandemic, a medical student sought out volunteer university students to help young kids with their academic challenges

High School More

Event encourages girls to embrace STEM

Event encourages girls to embrace STEM

Participants will hear from women in tech, join coding webinars and a tech trivia night, and learn about different career options
A climate change summit for teens

A climate change summit for teens

At this online event, participants can share their thoughts about the environment and develop strategies for change
New website culls educational resources

New website culls educational resources

Parents and kids can discover a wide range of organizations that promote student success

Anti-Bullying Information More

10 ways to welcome new kids at school

I've taught my kids the importance of seeking out new kids to help them with a difficult transition

Minimize risks associated with screens

Workshops for teachers and students aim to shift kids from being passive consumers of media to savvy creators

Bikers offer support for abused children

The gang of tattooed bikers in black leather and blue jeans look tough as they roar through Montreal streets on

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New website highlights Inuit literature

New website highlights Inuit literature

Young readers can find graphic novels and other traditional books geared to their age group
Sesame Street adds two Black muppets

Sesame Street adds two Black muppets

Characters and content are being added to the show to foster open, age-appropriate conversations about racial literacy
7 great podcasts for young kids

7 great podcasts for young kids

Home isolation, rainy days and activities that used to be a chore can be transformed into fun, educational experiences with these podcasts for kids