PCA 2020

School Aged

Super Vocabularies = Successful Students

Teachers know that one of the marks of a bright child is the size of the child’s vocabulary. The definition of vocabulary is the knowledge of words and word meanings. Children with a larger vocabulary communicate better, read and write with greater understanding, and radiate confidence in their learning ability.

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Scattered or Focused? Why Are Executive Functions So Important?

Over the last 20 years, there has been a tremendous amount of research devoted to very important cognitive abilities responsible for school success. These innate abilities are called executive functions, and they control a person’s ability to stay focused, plan ahead, strategize, and recall information. Some students come by these skills naturally, while others need lots of support.

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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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Top 10 Titles to Inspire a New Hobby

A New Year means New Beginnings - ‘tis the season to explore new interests and new hobbies. Whether your child wishes to go it alone or whether you choose to get creative as a family, here are our top 10 books to inspire you to get crafty! 

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