Fun Holiday Crafts for Kids

Article by: Sarah Danielson for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. The holidays are a time for families to gather around the hearth – which is a nice way of saying the kids are home from school for a few weeks and will likely be underfoot and seeking entertainment at a time when […]

The Wellness Spot — December 2012

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy. Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long! It’s Holiday Time! I have always enjoyed the colorful excitement of December holidays and not so much […]

Real Costs of Private School

Article by: Carly Maga for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. A typical morning at a private school looks something like this: kids stroll in with crisp khakis and designer blouses and wave goodbye to their chauffeurs and nannies and parents, who quickly drive off to their six-figure jobs in a new Mercedes. […]

Please and Thank You—Etiquette in the Classroom

Etiquette is just a fancy (and difficult to spell) word that essentially means “polite habits.” Some adults have good etiquette, but others aren’t quite as polite. Children, on the other hand, are like a fresh chalkboard–they have few habits, good or bad. As educators, parents, and caregivers, you are in a unique position to help […]

Healthy Eaters

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Fall is in the air, and with it comes lots of fun fall foods! And what better way to collect ideas for some tasty treats than to browse the craft-lover’s haven, Pinterest? I scoured Field Trip Factory’s Pinterest page for the best healthy snacks the internet has to offer––delicious, seasonal, […]

The Wellness Spot – November 2012

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy.  Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long!   It’s American Diabetes Month! As a registered dietitian, I’ve met many people with diabetes over the […]

From the Farm to the Table

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Where do your fruits and vegetables come from? Your garden? A farm? Where is that farm? Two towns over? Sunny California? Well-traveled people are great, but well-traveled food isn’t quite as desirable. The nutrients in produce diminish after its picked off the source plant. Spinach, for example, loses 50% of […]

Follow the Reader

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Bookworms are making a comeback! Reading is more popular than ever, thanks to the successful movie adaptations of children’s books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Chronicles of Narnia. Reading is one of the most important skills children develop. A strong reading foundation allows children to excel […]

Building Community Through Shared Experiential Learning

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  Article by: Kelly Farrell for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. Everyone needs moments when they step back and marvel at how far they’ve come and the deeds that they have accomplished. Events that bring the whole school together aim to create the shared euphoria of being successful together and creating shared […]

Sticky Fingers

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Cold and flu season is upon us, and there’s nothing worse than being sidelined by a head cold or a nasty case of the flu. While some folks may relish a day or two on the couch watching soap operas, we’re guessing you have things to do, people to […]