Teens and screens

Young woman using her laptop Photo: Ed Yourdon, Flickr

A young woman using her laptop
Photo: Ed Yourdon – Creative Commons, Flickr

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

Level 3
January 2011

Teenage Internet addiction* is on the rise in B.C.
Many teenagers now spend 7 to 14 hours a day on the Internet.
Parents and teachers worry
these teenagers might be addicted to the Internet.
* (say: ah-dik-shun)

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Baby sign language

Sheri signs the word "moon" Photo: Nila Gopaul

Sheri signs the word “moon”
Photo: Nila Gopaul

Mothers and babies learns to sign Photo: Nila Gopaul

Mothers and babies learns to sign
Photo: Nila Gopaul

Level 2
April 2011

Special thanks to Sheri Kauhausen of Intoyoga.ca and
the mothers at Kerrisdale Community Centre

Sheri Kauhausen teaches sign language
to parents and to babies who hear.
She uses American Sign Language in her classes.
Sheri says babies can communicate before they can speak.


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Etiquette

Flowers, sweets and fruit always make good gifts Photo: Chase Clark (Creative Commons, Flickr)

Flowers, sweets and fruit always make good gifts
Photo: Chase Clark – Creative Commons, Flickr

Level 2
January 2011

What is etiquette?
Etiquette* is a set of rules telling people how to behave.
Different cultures have different rules.
For example, there are rules about eating, using cell phones and
greeting people.
*(say: eh-ti-kit)

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