Author: Summit Kids

“Is my child old enough to be left home alone?” “Are they mature enough of handle the responsibility of caring for younger siblings?” These are age old questions that have plagued parents as long as there have been parents. If this is a question you’re currently finding yourself faced with, and you’re perhaps looking for some insight, or just straight […]
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Summit Kids is excited to be working with The Women’s Centre this holiday season! Last year, over 5,000 women and children accessed the Toy Room to find great presents during the holidays. Calgary AB, December 14th Summit Kids Female campus leads and corporate office team will be volunteering, and Adopting a Day in the Toy Room This program is entirely […]
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It is from birth to five years of age that reading begins. During these precious early years a young child soaks up the love of reading and the tools of reading – language and concentration. They also absorb the physical and emotional warmth of reading, ie. the remembered security of being curled up, safe in your arms, as you read […]
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Parents should be aware that in today’s digital world, it isn’t just tweens and teens on the internet. These days younger children are being entertained and educated on the Internet as well. Because of this it is now more important than ever for parents to take steps to ensure their childrens safety when it comes to the content they view […]
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    While much attention is paid to bullying among older children – both in the media and in research – relatively little focus has been paid to bullying in early childhood. In part, this may be due to a view that behaviors thought of as bullying in older children are “part of growing up.”  This is certainly part of […]
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As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. In fact, many studies show that what the family does is more important to a child’s school success than how much money the family makes or […]
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It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! Operation Christmas Stock’ers is kicking off its 5th year donating to the Calgary Women’s Centre. Let’s help put a smile on the faces of families with our Operation Christmas Stock’ers.   In efforts to continue making the holidays a warm and memorable time for parents and their children, here at Summit […]
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  Whether you’re a bilingual parent trying to ensure your children inherit your ability to speak your second language, or simply someone trying to expose your child to a new language in the hopes of broadening their opportunities later in life, theres no doubt that said exposure could be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences you do as […]
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For a long time now, studies have been showing us that exposure to music at an early age can have a positive effect on your childs development as an infant, but did you know there are even greater benefits to having them learn to play an instrument? Odds are that they won’t become a musical prodigy, but it will have […]
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It’s a widely known fact that a balanced diet is important to a child’s growth and development, but did you now that it can also have an affect on your child’s abuilty to learn? The truth of the matter is that just as too many sweet treats can lead to hyperactivity, and tantrums, poor nutrition can have an equally adverse […]
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