Trillium Newsletter Winter '15 Edition

Welcome to the Winter 2015 Edition of the Trillium Newsletter. If you did not reach this page through the newsletter sent to your inbox, please check out the email for summaries and additional information. We hope the content in this newsletter gives you a glimpse into what your school has been doing. Remember to tell us what you think!

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How to Convince Your Child to Enroll in a Summer Camp

While for most children, going to summer camp is something they wait for throughout the year, there are many children who are not as enthusiastic about it. If your child is shy and introverted, they will be reluctant to attend. The reason behind this can be varied but a little support and encouragement from the parents can work wonders in changing their mind. We share some tried and tested tips in this post to make your reluctant kid look forward going to summer camp. Markham has many close-to-home Read more [...]

Quick and Clever Hacks to Healthy Lunches for Preschoolers

Children can be very picky when it comes to food and there is always a constant clash between healthy or tasty. The result is usually a leftover lunch. Finding a variety of lunch options that are tasty, healthy and look appealing can be tricky. If your lunchbox experiments haven’t been fruitful so far, why not try some clever hacks? In this post, we share several ideas for a well-balanced and delicious lunch that preschool toddlers will enjoy without compromising their nutritional needs. Tips Read more [...]

5 Smart Tips to Increase Your Child’s Attention Span

‘Stop fidgeting and focus on your homework!’ Does this quote sound similar to you? If so, then relax, you’re not the only one who is going through this phase. Most parents and even preschool teachers experience situations where toddlers focus on multiple things, except their preschool assignments while studying. Young children are naturally energetic and exuberant. You cannot expect them to concentrate on one thing without getting distracted.Playing with a pencil and looking here and Read more [...]
How to Deal with Disrespectful Teenagers

How to Deal with Disrespectful Teenagers

The teenage years are the most awkward growth stage of an individual’s life. This transitional phase of physical and psychological development between childhood and adulthood is filled with challenges for both teenagers and their parents. Behavioural issues, a rebellious attitude, anger, curiosity and disobedience from their teens are some of the common problems faced by parents of a teenager. Although this phase will eventually pass, there is a need to come up with ways to deal with it in the Read more [...]

Dysgraphia in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Identifying letters and learning to write words is an essential part of a child’s preschool days. It is common in all young children to face difficulty in writing and perfecting handwriting initially. But if you notice that your child is struggling with drawing/ writing, spelling words incorrectly or his/her handwriting is consistently distorted, then dysgraphia can be the underlying cause. Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects an individual’s fine motor skills needed for writing. Read more [...]
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Why Friendship Is Important at Preschool

Often underrated, friendship has a tremendous impact on a child’s well-being, especially in the early childhood days. It has a positive developmental influence that offers an opportunity for children to learn and develop in a social world. Establishing relationships with other children, talking to others and sharing a bond with peers not only builds self-confidence but also helps a kid adapt more easily to the early childhood environment. In the absence of a good friend’s circle, children feel Read more [...]

Important Things to Know to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Are you thinking of enrolling your child into a preschool? As a parent, you may have many questions regarding how to prepare your child for kindergarten. That’s why, our staff at Trillium School, a preschool in Markham, has written this blog post of important things you should know while preparing your child for his/her first schooling experience. Trust your child’s teacher When you send your child to a preschool, they will spend a lot of time with their teachers. These professionals play a Read more [...]

Important Parenting Tips on How to Nurture Children’s Learning

Throughout the early years of your child’s life, they have the capacity to learn a lot. Their brain develops rapidly and they have the potential to learn a variety of important skills to help them grow cognitively. As a parent, you can help nurture this process by engaging in daily activities with them. This may include making exercise a regular part of their lives, enrolling them in music lessons, encouraging them to explore their creativity, talking with them and limiting their time in front Read more [...]

Why Is Preschool Education Important for Your Child

Before enrolling your children in a kindergarten, you should consider enrolling them in a preschool. This is because in a preschool, their educational foundation is formed as they are introduced to numbers, letters and shapes. There is an array of benefits associated with a preschool education. From getting accustomed to structured and scheduled activities, developing the ability to focus, learning to read and write to socializing, they can learn a great deal before officially starting a school life. If Read more [...]