I find it fascinating that I struggle to remember where I park my car most days and constantly mix up the kids’ names (yes, sometimes even with the dog’s), yet I can still recall all the lyrics to those Girl Gide campfire songs I learned over 30 years ago. How is this possible?
What happens when you get 200 students who love to dance together in one room? Dance Fest 2011! A celebration of athletic, artistic, and creative talent, the third annual Conference of Independent School (CIS) Dance Festival was a huge success on Sunday, May 1, 2011 with more than 200 participating students from seven schools. Dancers, organizers and [...]
Have your kids expressed an interest in earning an income? Do they want things that you’re unwilling to purchase outright? Or are you simply looking for a way to teach them the value of hard work and fair pay? If your children are eager to join the workforce, there are a number of ways you can help them to reach their goals. Of course, the route you choose will depend largely on the age of your child, but it’s never too soon (or too late) to teach your children the skills they will need to get by in the world one day. And it’s even more important now, as experts continuously agree that financial literacy must be a bigger priority in elementary and high school courses. And it all starts with a good work ethic. Here are a few jobs that will get them started on the right foot.
At the recent Ontario Camps Association Conference I had the privilege of attending the kindred group meeting for the Special Needs Camps. It had been eons since I had last rubbed shoulders with this group, and almost twenty-five years since I first agreed to sit on what was then called the Integration Committee. I was struck by how far our society and particularily organized children’s camping has come in its understanding and openness to providing social-recreation experiences for children, youth and families.