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THE more parents talk to their children, the faster those children’s vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops. That might seem…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Current Research, Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

0-3

One of the best ways to get to know a country, its history and its culture is by reading its literature and non-fiction. For newcomers to Canada,…

Focus:

Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

12-18, 3-6, 6-12

In classrooms across Canada, the odds are against aboriginal children. The First Nations Regional Health Survey shows 39.9 per cent of First Nations…

Focus:

Engagement, Current Research

Target Age:

12-18

Parents and families have a key role to play in their child's education.  Find out more about how we have to take the roles of families more…

Focus:

Engagement, Current Research

Target Age:

12-18, 6-12

It all starts with simple, beautiful words. Whether cooking or counting, playing games or singing songs, or having a great conversation while walking…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Current Research, Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6, 6-12

International Walk to School (iWalk) is an international awareness event that takes place every October to raise awareness about walking to school.…

Focus:

Engagement

Target Age:

12-18, 3-6, 6-12

Children are naturally active. However, challenges of technology, urban lifestyles and security have resulted in limited physical activity for many…

Focus:

Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

A new iPad app called ScribJab, developed by two researchers at SFU, will allow children to write and share stories in multiple languages. With a…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Engagement, Skill Development, School, Home

Target Age:

3-6, 6-12, 12-18

A recent evaluation of boys and girls in grade 10 (age 15-16) across Ontario high schools shows a considerable gap in literacy. It’s called the…

Focus:

Current Research, School, Home

Target Age:

12-18

Language is the best tool to help a child do well later in school and in life. Many children learn more than one language. As a parent of a child who…

Focus:

2000 Words to Grow, Current Research, Engagement, Skill Development

Target Age:

3-6, 6-12