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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archive Today is Brothers Day, a time to celebrate the special bond that we have with our brothers, and in fact, all our siblings. But, as most parents know, not every sibling relationship is filled with buttercups and roses. As anyone with a sibling knows,... Continue reading
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Since April is Earth Month, this is the perfect time to teach your little ones about protecting the environment. As we all know, you are never too young to learn how to take care of Mother Earth. So, if you are looking for some fun, easy ways to do so,... Continue reading
Hi John, good point, but the 6ix is just a nickname for Toronto.
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It's that time of year again! March Break is finally here, and if you are looking for something fun to do with the kids then Toronto Public Library has got you covered. Whether your child enjoys magic, music, science or theatre, the library is offering hundreds of FREE programs across... Continue reading
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Let's face it, winter in Canada can be hard! Between the snow, the cold and the countless hours it takes to remove your child's snowsuit, we here at the library know that sometimes it is difficult to make it into a branch for storytime. But do not worry! As always,... Continue reading
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Since January is Family Literacy Month, many parents and caregivers have been coming into the library and looking for ways to get their children interested in reading. My favourite bit of advice is to let your child choose the books they want to read and everything else will follow. A... Continue reading
Thanks Robert. Poetry is another great way to teach children about human rights.
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Photo Credit: University of Essex on a CC License Each December, we celebrate Universal Human Rights Month, a time to celebrate our common humanity as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, the Declaration outlines 30 inalienable rights that everyone... Continue reading
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I Am Not a Number, by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, powerfully bears witness to the experiences of Dupuis’ grandmother at a residential school. In 1928, Irene Couchie and her two brothers are forcibly removed from their Nipissing First Nation home by a government agent, and sent to a... Continue reading
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November 10th marks the 48th anniversary of Sesame Street's debut on public television. Created in 1969 to add educational value to children's television programming, Sesame Street continues to inspire and delight young viewers around the world. Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archive Over the years, the show has taught preschoolers... Continue reading
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Thanksgiving Greetings, 1908, Courtesy of Toronto Public Library Archive Thanksgiving is one of my favourite times of the year. It is the holiday of thanks, of giving back, and celebrating with family and friends. But did you know that the Canadian tradition of giving thanks goes back hundreds of years?... Continue reading
What a great choice Jo-Ann! Miss Stacy is definitely an amazing teacher.
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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archives Every year on October 5, we celebrate World Teachers' Day. Established by UNESCO in 1994 to promote the vital contributions that teachers around the world make to society, World Teachers' Day is a time to celebrate our favourite educators. I am fortunate enough to... Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star Archive July 1, 2017 marks Canada's 150th birthday. In honour of the big day, we decided to throw parties across the city for children and their families. Whether you enjoy dancing, singing, crafts or story times, we have got you covered! Check out what... Continue reading
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This week, I chose to review ten engaging Canadian books for older children. The intended audience is children ages nine and up as each book deals with serious issues such as prejudice, fear, loneliness, self-acceptance, and the struggles of fitting in and finding a new home. I think most children... Continue reading