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 Setting Limits for Your Toddler Can Help Them in the Long Run

Let’s face it – toddlers are difficult to deal with. The time between ages two and three years is challenging. On the one hand,they realize they’re separate beings from your, their parents, and start developing language; on the other, they assert their independence but don’t understand logic. This is why you often hear your toddlers yelling “ugh!! No oatmeal,” “no diaper,” “want iPad now!” It’s easy to lose your mind and resort to screams, threats or even bribes to get things Read more [...]

Why Choose a Montessori School Over a Traditional Preschool for Your Child?

Choosing the right preschool for your child is important. After all, it’s their first steptowards a bright and brilliant future. While both Montessori and kindergarten aim to provide learning experiences for young children, thereare some key differences between the two. From teaching methods to classroom environments, everything plays a key role in shaping your child’s behaviour, personality and language development. If you’re crunched for time and need a little help to understand which education Read more [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Share

Children find sharing difficult, especially the youngest ones as they are usually focussed on fulfilling their own needs. Teaching your child to share is an integral but challenging part of parenting. The skill of sharing needs to be taught, in the right ways. This blog outlines the most effective strategies to do just that. Image Source - Simple Tips to Teach Your Kids to Share You can educate your little ones to share with the help of the following tips. Do Read more [...]

Effective Ways to DisciplineYour Child

Teaching your child to behave is a major part of parenting and requires a lot of time and patience. Not only is discipline important to their growth and development, but new and effective strategies will help you grow as a parent too.Consistently applying certain rules and regulations at home and in school will pave the way for your child to become a responsible adult. Resorting to corporal punishment is not the answer. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “.. all Read more [...]

7 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Development

Child development involves all the changes that take place in your child physically, emotionally and in terms of their language and thought. This begins when they are born and continues until they reach adulthood. A child gradually becomes more independent during this time, eventually reducing its dependency on its parents or guardians. Many factors, such as prenatal events, their daily environment, the child’s learning capacity and their genetics influence this process. As you can guess, childhood Read more [...]

Why Choose Private School for Your Child?

When children approach school age, the big question parents face is whether to enroll them in a private or a public school. The curriculums, amenities and tutoring programs are very different between the two, and private schooling, needless to say, is a lot more expensive. Hence, it is a choice that should be made only after much deliberation and a proper and full understanding of what each school has to offer. There are a lot of benefits to private schooling, and making the choice with full knowledge Read more [...]

7 Awesome Tips to Help Your Child with Montessori School Homework

Your child is more likely to enjoy school when they are engaged by their activities and love their homework. But a child who loves homework is rare. As a parent you can help out by making homework more interactive and interesting. If you can get them used to doing homework at a young age, students are more likely to be academically inclined and responsible later. Image Courtesy: This post shares some useful tips to help your Montessori school child with their homework. Tips Read more [...]

How to Choose the Best Daycare for Your Child

While choosing a day-care, there are a lot of things to consider like the reputation of the institute and academic programs they offer for pre-schoolers and toddlers. The licensing and certifications of the nannies and teachers must be considered as well. Taking all these factors into account makes choosing a daycare that meets all the criteria difficult. The best way to boost your child’s learning is choosing the best daycare. In Markham, there are several reputed schools providing these services Read more [...]

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 [...]