Enjoy our favourite headlines, articles, recipes and inspiring news stories from this past week. With you in mind, we've scoured the various CBC.ca websites to bring you this collection. Happy reading!
It only took some cardboard boxes, packing tape and a lot of imagination for Caine Monroy's DIY cardboard arcade to become an internet phenomenon. CBC Your Community has all of the details and the video that went viral. Watch Caine's Arcade here.
Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it! April 15th, 2012 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. CBCNews.ca has the story on "SOS! Titanic" a book by Toronto based children's author Frieda Wishinksy. Frieda tells the tale of the titanic as an effective tool for teaching kids modern lessons about history.
This week on The Parent Project: The controversy on how children are taught math. Do you remember the traditional way you learned subtraction by carrying over and borrowing? Now, there's a new way of teaching math using visual aids and coming up with your own formulas. Parent Project Columnist Michelle Eliot takes a look at how to help your kids cope with the new math curriculum. Brought to us by CBC Radio's B.C.-based On the Coast. Listen here.
For children with autism, it can be a confusing world. CBCNews.ca has the latest research coming out of York University in Toronto this week - a remarkable play-based program to help make it easier for children with autism to communicate and engage in the world around them.
March break may seem like a distant memory but summer vacation is just around the corner. If you're planning for a long car trip or just your everyday drive to daycare or sports practice, our friends at Steven and Chris have a handy car checklist to make sure your family ride is safe and ready to hit the road!
Do you find yourself answering work calls and emails on the playground or family vacations? You are not alone. Did you know that 51% of Canadians handle work-related matters in private time? CBCNews.ca has the story on the increasingly common blurred lines between work and private life.
"O Canada, our home and native land..." A Toronto Catholic School Board Trustee says students should sing O Canada every morning at school to ensure they know the lyrics and to instill patriotism. CBC Your Community asks "How well do you know the national anthem?" Have a read and tell us what you think.