by: Terri Schlichenmeyer
Instead of her regular book review, we ask Terri to come up with a list of books to buy for children and she breaks down her suggestions by age group right up to young adults. Birth to 2 years) Why buy a book for someone who can’t read? Because it leads to readingChoose one of those cloth books that are virtually indestructible. They can be mangled, chewed-on, and man… uh, kid-handled, then tossed in the laundry for the next go-around. You could also find a book the child can “grow into” or something you think (s)he might like in the future. Think classic, like fairy tales.The truth is, though, that this age group loves the sound of your voice, so the book itself doesn’t matter quite as much as the fact that you’re cuddled together, reading. I’ve known at least one father-child combination that was riveted by an automotive repair manual read aloud, and they were just fine…
by: Daina Makinson
OK – you heard it first here. I am a bona fide, card carrying, registered Halloween Fan. Halloween became my Mecca when we moved into our house in Oakville, but my Dad warned me I should only expect about 20 kids. What travesty was this!!? This became my raison d’etre. I wanted to become the Halloween destination of choice in my neighbourhood.
by: Lisa Taylor
Does September feel like the beginning of a new year to you? Here are three lessons we can learn from what students are doing this fall to help move our own careers forward...
by: Joyce Hansen
In the past, it has been tradition for many businesses to buy gifts at Christmas for their staff, customers and key contributors to the success of their business. This year, I challenge you to think of something that you can do on a personal basis for those who have helped you to succeed, rather than use your money to buy them a material type of gift.
by: Barbara Ashcroft
“Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” Doug Larson What a great time of life! Finally get to play again, dress up, get down on the floor for games (on my good days), giggle, tell knock-knock jokes, take in a Disney movie and then send them home! It can’t get much better than this. Grandkids light up your life. They bring out the kid in you, think you’re cool, love you unconditionally, and don’t mind...
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