For many Canadian families, summer includes activities such as boating and swimming. But each year, tragic and avoidable water-related fatalities occur across Canada. A Canadian Red Cross report examining these fatalities over 10 years revealed many common factors: Continue reading
Yay – Spring is on its way! But since the weather is still a bit unpredictable, here are some fun Easter & Passover themed crafts that you can do with your kids over the next few weeks if it’s rainy or you’d just rather stay inside 🙂 Continue reading
By Kristen Varley, RECE, BPHE
There is nothing more stressful than a weekday morning. That dreaded routine in which we run full speed around the house, attempting to multitask well beyond our capability to get ourselves, our kids, our pets, our life, ready for the upcoming day. Walk the dog, shower, pack lunches, dry hair (only if there is time, of course), wake the kids, feed the kids, dress the kids, get out the door. We pretend like we know what we are doing, but the reality is you can never predict what is going to happen next and most likely are still struggling to find your keys. Continue reading
Yes! It is raining outside and outdoor play is no longer an option.
There is no need to sit looking out the window, wondering if it will ever stop. There are a number of appropriate activities that you can do Continue reading
As parents, caregivers and educators, we generally make the assumption that children are naturally active and therefore discount emphasis on (regular) physical activity in the early years (0-5 years old). The reality is however, just like us bigger humans, tiny humans also require reliable daily routines that allow for sufficient time to be physically active. Have you ever heard of the “60 Minutes a Day” rule when it comes to exercise? Continue reading