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The Advantage of Tech in the Classroom

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​In our rapidly advancing technological era, ​r​esearch supports ​the use of visual technological aids​ in the classroom. 
Visual technology gives children an opportunity to learn through ​a​n​ interactive medium that captures their attention. Suddenly the dinosaurs they've been discussing in class become real.​ ​I​t engages their curiosity to understand more about them. These toolsf help improve comprehension and increase critical thinking skills.
As parents and educators we must learn to use technology to our advantage;​ to teach our children healthy ways to engage with technology to better set them up for the future.

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5 Benefits of Karate Lessons

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Academics White Rock offers parents a convenient way to enroll their children in extracurricular programs. We offer our “Advanced Programs” on site during preschool hours, this way parents only have to drop their children off in the morning and not worry about driving them to other lessons later that day. As a result, parents are able to spend more time with their children at home that evening.

Today we’re highlighting the benefits of karate lessons, one of the Advanced Programs offered at Academics White Rock.

  1. Improves physical health because children are active.

  2. They learn to find focus and stillness in their practice, which is great for children with hyperactivity.

  3. Children get to advance forward and learn with older children which in turn improves their self confidence and self respect.

  4. Children learn conflict resolution.

  5. They learn how to listen to their bodies and focus on controlling their breathing.


Registration for karate lessons continues all through March. Lessons start at the beginning of April.

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5 Benefits of Early Piano Lessons

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Academics White Rock offers parents a convenient way to enroll their children in extracurricular programs. We offer our “Advanced Programs” on site during preschool hours, this way parents only have to drop their children off in the morning and not worry about driving them to other lessons later that day. As a result, parents are able to spend more time with their children at home that evening.

Today we’re highlighting the benefits of early piano lessons, one of the Advanced Programs offered at Academics White Rock.

  1. Children who play piano scored higher in math related subjects

  2. The more songs the children master to play and the more songs they may showcase at recitals, the higher their self-esteem

  3. Children learn to use both hands simultaneously and as a result piano improves children’s fine motor skills, dexterity, and complex thought processes

  4. Reading and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively.

  5. Learning one instrument allows children to pick up new instruments easily


Registration for private and group piano lessons continues all through March. Lessons start the beginning of April.

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5 Benefits of Golf Lessons

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Academics White Rock offers parents a convenient way to enroll their children in extracurricular programs. We offer our “Advanced Programs” on site during preschool hours, this way parents only have to drop their children off in the morning and not worry about driving them to other lessons later that day. As a result, parents are able to spend more time with their children at home that evening.

Today we’re highlighting the benefits of early golf lessons, one of the Advanced Programs offered at Academics White Rock.

  1. Golf gives children the opportunity to get outdoors and be active

  2. Children learn to practice honesty. Only the golfer knows how many strokes he or she has made each hole, playing fair means being honest with their numbers.

  3. They learn to practice personal responsibility. Children do not have a team to look to when mistakes are made, they are personally responsible for themselves.

  4. They make social connections. Even though golf isn’t a team sport, it is a very social activity. Children can make new friends on the golf green.

  5. They learn proper etiquette. A lot of the rules of golf mirror etiquette used in our everyday lives.

Registration for golf lessons continues all through March. Lessons begin on April 1st, 2017.

Academics New Playground!

Academics White Rock Playground Renovation!

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Our White Rock location will be getting a newly renovated playground!  

Children spend very little time in nature and around natural elements.  Playstructures, plastics and brightly coloured play systems are concepts of the past.  New playspaces are designed to allow children to experience nature, and contributes to allowing play that centers around imagination and wonder.  

We are very excited to unveil the new playspace in a few weeks time!  

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Academics is Hiring!

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Academics preKindergarten is growing fast! We are hiring for both existing and upcoming schools in Canada and the United States. We are in need of many different talented individuals, including managers, teachers, corporate support, and more! Please visit our Careers page for more information and to see the jobs available. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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Introducing Your Child to Studying

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INTRODUCING YOUR CHILD TO STUDYING

When your child reaches a grade in which their learning is tested, you have the opportunity to introduce effective study skills to be used for their entire educational career. Your child can determine which techniques work best for them. Study skills should incorporate your child’s individuality and strengths. Kinesthetic learners study best when they are allowed to move around. Auditory learners should be encouraged to recite the material aloud in order to hear themselves. Visual learners benefit from picturing the material in their head while reading notes.

Cue cards are valuable. Teach your child to write the keyword on one side and the meaning on the other side. Assist your child in creating the cue cards the first few times until minimal help is required. Lastly, proper studying involves time management. Break up the material into small portions and review a portion daily to prevent cramming the night before.