Often humorous or joyful, occasionally sobering, each story in this collection captivates the eye and ear through sharp characterizations of place, time, and emotion. By bringing to life feelings ranging from deep loss to transcendent joy, the author succeeds in reaching across cultural and generational gaps to connect to the heart of young readers today.
There have been many well-dressed royals over the years. There have also (contrary to popular belief) been many handsome royals, and many royals whom have achieved great things and indeed arguably reached the pinnacle of their monarchical influence later in life. King George VI might perhaps be the best (relatively) recent example of this; a man whom was never destined for the throne and by rights never should have inherited it, with a chronic confidence issue, speech impediment and by all accounts rather gentile and unassuming character. To rule in the manner he did, and to overcome the personal issue of being rather a shy and retiring type, is extraordinary. Yet even this eminent rakishness is overshadowed by the continual efforts of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, a gentleman of exceptional gravitas and decency.
My daughter has been attending the kindergarten program at Little Owl. I can say confidently that my daughter is a happy kid at the school and she is growing academically as well as emotionally. The teachers are very attentive and patient with the children and know how to teach young children in a fun environment. For the busy parents, there are many after-school classes such as science club, math club, arts club, chess club (for older kids), French club, Mandarin club, etc. The facility is always kept at a tidy and colourful manner. In addition, I appreciate that the school can respond very fast to parents' special requests even with a short notice. Location wise, the school is nestled in a safe neighbourhood of North York and is transit-friendly. I should also mention that the tuition at the kindergarten includes one organic lunch and snack daily. We are glad to have chosen Little Owl for our daughter!
The school issues regular newsletters to keep the parents informed of important updates. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm impressed by how Little Owl was able to switch to online learning very quickly for a short duration. I personally think it's a daunting task to teach a group of young children online and my thumbs-up for how the teacher handled the online learning. It was interesting to see how the students adapted the online learning daily. I personally have not run into issues that need to be addressed with the school but I can see the school would take any feedback from the parents seriously.
My daughter is a happy kid at Little Owl! Children at the kindergarten age do not lie and my daughter has told me on several occasions that she likes the school and the teachers. It's not an easy task to keep a group of children from all kinds of background interacting together for many hours daily - and still keep them happy. This speaks volumes about staff's genuine interest in ECE as well as a good curriculum. In addition, there's the aspect of positive discipline which I think is important for children to understand at a young age. My daughter would share with me occasionally that who sat on the \"trouble chair\" on that day and why. I appreciate the school's effort in teaching young children on what behaviour is not acceptable and more importantly the reasons. 59ce067264