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Who’s Afraid of Big Bad Technology?

By Cathy Pettigrew, M.Ed. Director and Chief Enthusiast at KNB Learning™ Do you remember the song? Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? The big, bad wolf? The big, bad wolf? Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Tra-la-la-la-la… This song came to mind just now, as I signed off of Skype with my 9-year […]

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Great Questions to Ask at the Parent Teacher Conference

Parent teacher conferences are a great time to check in with your child’s teacher about your child’s academic progress and social development. But given the number of teachers you’re scheduled to meet with, and the relatively short amount of time you have to spend with each of them, it can be challenging to get a complete picture of […]

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10 Good Study Habits to Help Your Child Succeed in the New School Year

By Sylvan Learning Once the shiny, freshness of back to school wears off, students and parents know it’s time to get down to business. Particularly for students heading to middle school or high school, the homework assignments become tougher, workloads get heavier and staying ahead of the curve becomes more of a challenge. As a […]

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Motivating Kids to Practice

By Dr. Rick Bavaria For Sylvan Learning During the transition from lazy summer days to hectic, back-to-school routines, it can be difficult to get kids motivated to practice. “Hey, cabbie, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice! Practice!” Yes, old joke. But kids need to practice to get on the Honor Roll, the softball team, […]

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School is In – Celebrating New Beginnings!

By Cathy Pettigrew, M.Ed.  Director and Chief Enthusiast at KNB Learning™  So, September has come and gone, school is solidly underway, and we are celebrating a month of officially opening our doors to the new home of KNB Learning in Oakville.  New beginnings for everyone!    For our kids – new teachers, new classrooms, new curriculum, new […]

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APPLE PICKING – FALL FARM FUN FOR FAMILIES

Apple picking around Oakville, Milton and Burlington offers plenty of options (click here for apple picking closer to the Greater Toronto Area). A trip to a local farm to go apple picking this Fall is a great family activity and you go home with delicious apples to enjoy.  We’ve rounded up 10 top apple recipes for […]

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