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
Whether we like it or not, children are online. From iPads to smartphones, children have access to the internet in a variety of ways and through a variety of methods. Sometimes it seems that they know more about what’s happening online than we do!
But do you know how to talk to your children about online safety? 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
What are kids into these days? Who better to ask than our experts here at the club, the staff from our STARS after school program. Each of our leaders has an extensive library of activities and ideas in their heads – here are a few of their faves! Continue reading