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Parents can now take 18 months parental leave starting Dec 3 2017

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-11-24

Starting Dec 3, 2017, parents can now opt for a 18 month parental leave. This is fantastic news for parents who want to spend longer time with their babies. It also takes the stress out of parents who are still on a waitlist for daycare at the end of the current 12 month period and need to get back to work. One thing to keep in mind is that this could have financial implications. The EI benefits remain the same. The amount one would have received before, 15 weeks of maternity leave and 35 w.....

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3 Jar System to teach Kids' about Money

Author : Bhuwan Sharma
Date : 2017-11-09

When it comes to teaching our kids' about money management, we seem to fumble and don’t know where to start.  Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of “Predictably Irrational” and new book “Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter” says that he requires his kids to divide their allowances equally among three different containers (3 Jar System) — money for themselves, money for someone they know, and money for someone they don’t know. Ariely is.....

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Canada Child Benefit to Increase by $200 in July 2018

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-10-24

In the Liberal government’s fall update on October 24, 2017, Finance Minister Bill Morneau indicated that the Canadian Child Benefits (CCB) for eligible Canadian parents will increase by $200 per month. “Our Government will strengthen the Canada Child Benefit, by making sure it keeps pace with the cost of living. Starting next July—two years ahead of schedule—tax-free CCB amounts for families with two children will go up by approximately $200. The year after that, fami.....

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Third and Fourth Graders with Smartphones are likely to be Bullied

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-10-13

A new study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics' National Conference & Exhibition at Chicago in September 2017 examined cell phone ownership among children in third to fifth grades. The study highlighted that they may be vulnerable to cyberbullying or could end up becoming bullies themselves. Data was collected on 4,584 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 between 2014 and 2016. 9.5 percent of these children reported being bullied via cyberbullying. Children who owned cell phones we.....

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10 Tips for Enjoying Halloween Safely

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-10-12

Halloween is around the corner and I’m sure that the house decorations that are starting to pop up are making kids excited and impatient. Though Halloween evening can be a lot of fun, like everything else, the key is to enjoy it safely. Based on our experience and reviewing numerous sites across the internet, we have put together this list of 10 tips so that you and your family can enjoy the spooky evening safely. 1. Carry a working flashlight While the darkness and the lights from t.....

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Research suggests that after-school programs enhance children's development

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-10-06

A study conducted by Insights West in the Vancouver area indicates that after-school activities enhance a child's growth and development. 79% of children, aged 6 to 12, performed better in school due to participation in after-school programs and 93% of children learnt something that they wouldnt have learnt at school. Popular activities inclued sports (86%), music (39%), homework and academics (21%) and art (20%). Some of these statistics could be applicable across the country, wit.....

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Teaching kids' responsible financial management

Author : Bhuwan Sharma
Date : 2017-10-02

Are we doing enough to prepare our kids for the financial future? Looking across the various environments where our kids spend time, I think we all would agree that the answer is a NO.   Schools are generally bound by the curriculum set at the board and province level and I’m sure they are doing their best within those constraints. Leaving the school environment aside, is there anything else that parents can do to prepare children for a successful future. As Robert Kiyosaki, the.....

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Keep Kids away from sports and energy drinks, says The Canadian Paediatric Society

Author : Bhuwan Sharma
Date : 2017-09-26

A position paper released by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) on September 26, 2017, says that both sports drinks and Caffeinated Energy Drinks (CEDs) pose potential risks for the health of children and adolescents and may contribute to obesity and dental cavity.  CED's claim to boost energy, reduce fatigue and improve concentration but the amount of caffeine typically exceeds Health Canada’s maximum daily intake for kids. Due to the dangers associated with CED's, the CPS .....

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Weekly Round-up - September 1, 2017

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-09-14

A curated mix of recent articles, news, announcements and events. Health Canada is seeking to control the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children With almost 1 in 3 children 6‐17 years old being overweight or obese, Health Canada has launched a Healthy Eating Strategy to support Canadians in making healthier choices by improving the food environment. One area they are focussing on is to restrict the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. Learn more and c.....

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Weekly Round-up - August 25, 2017

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-08-25

A curated mix of recent articles, news, announcements and events.   Study shows that summer students are disadvantaged in getting into elite higher education Two studies reveal the odds are stacked against summer-born children getting elite higher education. On average, September-born children were 2.1% more likely to go to college, 3.3% more likely to graduate from college and 7.2% more likely to graduate from a selective or competitive college than August-born children. They were als.....

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Weekly Round-up - August 11, 2017

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-08-11

Here is your weekly collection of news and information. • Full day kindergarten is a success in Ontario • Positive effects of banning junk food in schools • 7 benefits of summer camps 1. The Full-day Kindergarten (FDK) program introduced in Ontario for children ages 4 and 5 show benefits to students learning and growth Study conducted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, indicates lasting benefits for children’s behaviour as well as their learn.....

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Hello! Welcome to Kibog.com

Author : Team Kibog.com
Date : 2017-06-23

We have built Kibog.com as an information resource to help parents plan for, find, compare and register their children in activities, lessons, camps and parties. This site has been based on feedback from numerous parents and businesses and we would like to thank all of them for their support. Click around the site and you'll find a variety of tools; - Find, compare and proceed to registration - A calculator and budgeting tool to help you understand the average costs - Compare average co.....

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