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There's More to Read Than Books!

As a parent or a caregiver, you likely spend time encouraging your child to read books to build their literacy skills and knowledge. At Calgary Reads, we are frequently asked how to encourage a child to read if they reject stories or chapter books. We also get asked if children can build their skills through the use of technology and e-Books. 

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5 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Private School

While finding the right house is all about location, location, location, when it comes to private schools, the motto is fit, fit, fit. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. What makes a school perfect for your neighbor’s child doesn’t necessarily make it the right choice for yours. Your family’s circumstances, the individual strengths and needs of your child, your education philosophy and vision will all contribute to your choice of schools.

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Back-to-School Butterflies?

Colin was starting sixth grade in a new school. At an orientation event, he became visibly unnerved as he struggled with the combination on a sticky locker. “He was concerned that he wouldn’t be able to open his locker with only four minutes between classes,” says his mother Lynn. 

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16 Back-to-School Traditions to Start this Year

The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting on the bus headed to Kindergarten and then what seems like a blink of an eye, they are walking across the stage to receive their diploma at high school graduation. Don’t let these school years go by in a blur. Capture the first day of school with a tradition the kids will look forward to every year. 

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