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Classical Music and the Brain

For years, researchers have been searching for links between music and cognition. Many parenting resources suggest that playing classical music to your infant promotes brain stimulation and cognitive growth in hopes that the child will develop more efficiently in a mental and social capacity. But does music really impact the IQ of your child? 1993 […]

Help Your Child Learn a Second Language

Learning a second language can be a challenging and daunting experience for adults. Children, however, are linguistic sponges soaking up all the sounds and vocabulary necessary to decipher and transmit meaning. With a growing global ethos and more opportunity than ever for people to travel outside their home country, foreign languages are taught or at […]

Take a Peak Inside a Fairmont Classroom

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How to Fall in Love with Your New School

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] The school year has begun and you’re the new kid at school. Adjusting to a strange building with unfamiliar faces can be tough, but one thing is certain: You won’t be the new kid forever! Here are five quick ways to make sure you have a successful […]

Making Memories with #FairmontFirstDay

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Back-to-School Acrostic Advice Poem

Fun is always to be had in the classroom. Always treat classmates and teachers with respect. Incorrigible students can always learn and grow. Running in the hallway is never a good idea. Mondays can be tough, but they don’t last forever. Offer assistance to younger students. Never say, “The dog ate my homework.” Treat others […]

How to Prepare for Back to School

With family vacations and lazy days by the pool coming to an end, the new school year is just around the corner. Here are some great tips to prepare you family for the back-to-school routine: Sleeping Schedule – Children love summer because of the relaxed bedtime schedule. To encourage a school year bedtime, try getting […]