Your three-year old daughter has memorized all the words to her favourite bedtime story. Your three-year old son plays with the refrigerator magnets and asks you to name the letters for him. It’s time to teach your child to read. The first step is to take a trip to the library to pick out books…

By Justine Pitt, Centre Manager of Oxford Learning London North   It’s easy enough to recognize a student who isn’t motivated in school—there is forgotten homework, misplaced assignments, poor test performance, and frequent complaints about disliking school.   An unmotivated child is not a happy student.   Not surprisingly, school dissatisfaction usually goes hand-in-hand with…

Let your flowers speak for themselves Put a colour to your relationship this Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your lover, family or friend just how special they are. Flowers have a long history of being the ideal gift whether you are celebrating 30 years of marriage, have just started to…

Have you got plans yet for Family Day, Monday, February 20, 2017.Now is the time to start planning this day or even long weekend.  If you are planning to get away, there are so many great options just around the corner…indoor waterparks, museums, outdoor skating and skiing, or try something new like dog sledding or…

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  ­- Gone are the days of using Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar solely to give your mixed greens a flavour boost. These two fabulous ingredients are now on top of the foodie trends to look out for due to their infinite number of uses and health benefits.   “It’s an exciting time to…

FEVER READING & TAKING TEMPERATURE When your child is sick with an infection (caused by either bacteria or a virus), it is common to have a fever. A fever will not hurt your child. Usually, it goes away after 72 hours (3 days). WHAT CAN I DO IF MY CHILD HAS A FEVER? The degree (or…

During pregnancy or after the baby is born 1 in 5 women may experience difficult moods (Perinatal Mood Disorders) including depression and anxiety. Men can also experience emotional difficulty. Have you had some of these symptoms for more than two weeks? You may: Not feel like yourself Be sad and tearful Feel exhausted, but unable…

SKIN-TO-SKIN It’s easy! Here’s how: Place your baby wearing only a diaper, with their tummy on your bare chest. If you wish, you can then place a light blanket over both of you. Encourage your partner to hold your baby skin-to-skin as well. Your bare chest is the best place for your baby to be.…

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