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How Do Parents Feel When Their Child Finds Success at Camp?

By Cathy Pettigrew, M.Ed. Director and Chief Enthusiast at kids n bricks™ “This is the first camp he stayed at, the whole day, and loved! Thank you!” This is always nice to hear as the director of a camp program. But these words carry a world more weight when the child referred to is 11 […]

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SUMMER CAMPS IN OAKVILLE

Registration time for 2017 summer camps in Oakville has arrived!  Now is an ideal time for parents to start researching and planning summer camps for their children. Registration for most camps opens before the snow melts and we recommend reserving your spots for July and August as soon as possible to ensure you have the […]

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FARMERS’ MARKETS IN OAKVILLE

Spring is in the air and fresh fruits and vegetables are on our minds. There are numerous economic, environmental and health benefits to eating foods that are locally grown, organic and sustainable. Local Farmers’ Markets provide the most FRESH FOOD which is DELICIOUS and a visit to the market is FUN for kids. Oakville Kids has organized a helpful list for you […]

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SPLASH PADS IN OAKVILLE

Oakville’s Splash Pads are a great way to escape some of the season’s hottest weather and have FUN! With 16 locations across The Town, there are plenty of opportunities to bring the kids out on a hot, sunny day. Most parks being operating in June and close in mid-September. Splash pads are a great fun way to […]

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Singapore maths inspires UK educators

The “mastery” method, as Singapore’s approach is called in Britain, introduces core concepts gradually. Ideas are broken down into small steps, using real-life objects such as cubes to illustrate a point, before moving on to drawings and then concepts. PHOTO: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Study finds that British children made more progress in subject when teachers […]

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Five Fun Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

By Sylvan Learning  The temperature is rising, school is out of session and the kids are excited to ditch their backpacks and get back to having fun. For many parents, summer poses the age old question: Now that my children are home all day, what am I going to do with them? The summer slump–the […]

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