Tag: Children

Where can I find an in-school language program for my child? 

Parents who want their children to learn a second language can choose a language program offered by or in partnership with Calgary schools. These programs teach most, if not all, classes  in the second language (German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Tagalog, or Arabic). However, the educational standard is the same as a regular English program. Remember [...]

What are the benefits of learning at school in a second language?

Speaking a second language can be an invaluable skill that will serve you well throughout your lifetime. If you speak 2 or more languages, or if your child learns in a second language at school. you will likely experience one or more of the following benefits: Benefit 1: You become smarter According to this article, speaking [...]

Packing school lunches for kids with food allergies

Is your child, or someone you know, allergic to peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, eggs, fish, or wheat? Chances are high that someone close to you has food allergies – and 1 in 2 Canadians knows someone with a serious food allergy. Serious food allergies are those that can cause severe physical reactions once the allergen is consumed. If your [...]

What is the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)?

Believe it or not, the Government of Canada gives away money in exchange for, well, simply having children! If you have one or more children under the age of 18, you could be eligible for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), a monthly payment to families, given by the Government of Canada. Note: The government has [...]