News for Parents

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sing and read with your child...it sets them up for a life of farming success

mom reading to baby and toddler

 When you play pat-a-cake with your baby, you might think you’re just enjoying a fun game. However, child experts say rhymes, songs, and finger play actually help our children develop early literacy skills and build the foundations for a lifetime of learning.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Startup takes baby steps to million-dollar prize

Four students standing with arms around each other

Written by Eugenia Xenos Anderson. Originally published on the daily bulletin.

St. Paul’s GreenHouse innovator Alisha Karmali and her team at BabySteps Academy have won the first round of the coveted Hult Prize and will represent the University of Waterloo at the regional level next March, competing against universities and teams from around the world.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Born bashful

headshot of bashful todler

As psychologists learn more about the factors that determine where a child falls along the shyness spectrum, they're also finding ways to prevent bashfulness from becoming a setback.

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