The Power of Reading: Setting Your Kids Up for Success with Literacy
I have always loved reading, and seven years ago, I got the opportunity to join the publishing world back in my hometown: Mexico City. I was excited and, although I didn’t have much experience in the sector, I took on the challenge and learned the ropes of the magnificent publishing world.
Since then, I have been collaborating with educational publishers. In 2015, I participated in a project to distribute products from Highlights for Children in Latin America. At that point, I learned hard data about the power of reading on children’s development and how little changes have large effects.
The love of reading is one of the best skills we can teach our kids to set them up for success. Reading has proven to increase standardized test scores, be an indicator of future success, strengthen academic performance, and […]
Written by Laura Greer | Quispamsis Education Supervisor
Hygge – Simple Ways to Stay Cozy and Happy this Season
Grab your coziest blanket, your favorite hot drink, and snuggle up to read some of the easiest ways to enjoy life a little more this season.
September and October are a few of my favorite months. The air is crisp and cool in the mornings, the smell of fall is winding through the trees, and landscapes start to transform into beautiful, picturesque scenes of color. Unfortunately, this season can also bring a feeling of uneasiness, so my goal is to share a few tips on how to find happiness in the small, simple moments throughout these uncertain times!
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a word used to describe coziness and contentment in our everyday life. Hygge, a noun, is a quality of coziness and comfortable pleasantness that brings a feeling of contentment or well-being […]
For Immediate Release – October 19, 2020
Saint John, NB — The YMCA of Greater Saint John has launched a new program to increase access, understanding, and learning of digital literacy skills for older adults.
The Digital Literacy Program for older adults, launching this month, was developed to match youth volunteers as technology mentors, with older adults who are either looking to improve their current knowledge or begin their journey with technology.
“At the Y we believe in supporting all ages and all stages to develop new skills, I believe this program does just that for the older adults and the youth in our community.” Says Shilo Boucher, President and CEO, “The one-on-one sessions are geared towards the participants interests and will be focused on what they want to learn.”
The older adult population is among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and are likely to spend more time physically distancing for longer than the […]
Since the Saint John Regional Y opened in 2015 Gordon Mouland has been walking the track to stay healthy and active. “I feel pretty good for 97,” says Gordon.
The opening of the Saint John Field House means that newcomers in Saint John now have more options to access programming and services that support their resettlement in the community
[Saint John, New Brunswick] – Together, the Saint John Field
by Morgan Daye Have you seen the incredibly large building
Explore new turf with the YMCA! The Saint John Field House will open in fall 2019, and we sat down with competitve runner and YMCA volunteer, Erin Vringer to talk about how the Saint John Field Housw, is so much more than just a field.
Jason Brown, Technical Director at the Fundy Soccer Association shares his excitement about the new Saint John Field House, and discusses the positive impact it will have on our city.