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BC PARENT’S TOP 10 SUMMER CAMPS IN METRO VANCOUVER FOR

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Summer is getting close once again, and our kiddos will be more than ready to put their school books away and fill their backpacks full of snacks, sunscreen, bathing suits, and whatever else they need to accompany them on their adventures and explorations. Though the featured summer camp choices in this story are by no means…

Lorrie Holmes

Yeah It's Summer Camp Time!

Gateway Theatre – Reintroducing Musical Theatre Performance Summer Camp for

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Gateway Theatre in Richmond is beginning its 40th season this summer! One of the ways this renowned theatre is celebrating is by re-introducing its Musical Theatre Performance Summer Camp. Historically, Gateway has offered educational programming and summer camps that included fully realized productions and eventually evolved to a more process-orientated structure that took away the…

Lorrie Holmes

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Vancouver’s New After School Program Offers Kids The Benefits of

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Creating an After School Program requires many elements to come together in order to appeal to the kids who are registered in them which is why our program offers a wide variety of age-appropriate activities and a welcoming and inviting environment that considers each child's personality type and possible areas of interests. At Asland Academy,…

Lorrie Holmes

Children exploring nature with magnify glass

6 Family Fun Activity Picks In Vancouver And Surrounding Communities

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Spring Break is here once again, and the sun is shining just in time to get started! There are so many family fun opportunities going on in our local communities, both indoors and outdoors. From visiting local parks and trails, to taking up some arts and crafts, and of course, enjoying kids camps! We hope…

Lorrie Holmes

Spring Break

What Are The Benefits Of A Montessori Education?

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"An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live."Dr. Maria Montessori Even though I’ve worked in preschool classrooms and after school programs for over a…

Lorrie Holmes

YOUNG MUSICIAN AND PHILANTHROPIST STEALS OUR HEARTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S

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Today we are so excited to bring to you a very special interview with Rachel Wei who is our perfect choice to highlight on International Women's Day. At the tender age of 16, Rachel is already an accomplished virtuosic musician wielding the Piano, Violin, and Flute which is so impressive in itself. The real reason…

Lorrie Holmes

IS THE PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL) MODEL THE WAY OF

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As Swiss Psychologist, Jean Piaget, once stated, “Knowledge is a consequence of experience.”  There is a lot of truth to this statement and as education continues to evolve, Project-Based Learning (PBL) has become more recognized. In fact, many schools have actually taken on a Project Based Learning Model in offering their students the opportunity to…

Lorrie Holmes

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NO TWO THEATRE CAMPS ARE EVER THE SAME AT LIGHTS

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No two camps will ever look the same at Lights Up Music Theatre Schools and that's why they are so well sought out! Mike Wight, Director Since 2006, 'Lights Up' has helped thousands of children to perform at a higher level on stage and in all aspects of their lives through training in performing arts;…

Lorrie Holmes

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How Important Is Play In The Development Of Our Youngest

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We have recently spoken with three child development experts about this question, beginning with renowned counsellor, scientist and storyteller, Dr. Deborah MacNamara, along with early childhood education college instructors, Candiss Brown and Nika Jibrael. According to all three, play is where it all begins.

Lorrie Holmes

Two boys playing outside at blue table.

BOBS & LOLO – Share The Gift Of Friendship This

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This year on Valentine’s Day, we decided to focus on the gift of FRIENDSHIP and are so excited to be featuring this dynamic duo – Bobs & Lolo.  Their partnership did not begin as a business arrangement but rather, blossomed from a lifelong friendship that started at the tender age of eight, when these two…

Lorrie Holmes

3 TYPES OF SPRING BREAK CAMPS THAT APPEAL TO KIDS

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It's that time of year again when we are gearing up for Spring Break. Today we are highlighting three very different types of camps that offer the opportunity for kids to socialize, play games, and be introduced to experiences that might ignite a passion or new interest.

Lorrie Holmes

Spring Break Camp

ASLAND ACADEMY OFFERS THE PERFECT BLEND OF REGGIO AND EARLY

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The first thing that struck me when I entered through the front doors of Asland Academy in Vancouver West, was the combination of warmth and organization. The structure of an early learning academy was definitely there though it was offered in a way that was inviting to the children, and myself. When I was first…

Lorrie Holmes

METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN INVITES YOU TO COME CELEBRATE THE YEAR

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Prosperous Family Celebrations: Lunar New Year at Metropolis at Metrotown The Year of the Dragon is upon us and to celebrate, Metropolis at Metrotown is transforming into a cultural hub for Lunar New Year festivities from February 9th till February 24th.  The Lunar New Year varies each year based on, you guessed it, the Lunar…

Lorrie Holmes

Metropolis at Metrotown Invites You to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Since the 1960s, VAMMR has given a second chance to

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Internationally renowned for it's groundbreaking stranded marine mammal response program, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society (VAMMR) responds to over 300 marine mammal emergencies annually and runs Canada's only dedicated marine mammal hospital facility. Over the 60 years in operation, VAMMR has successfully rescued and rehabilitated over 3000 marine mammals.  It's estimated that more…

Lorrie Holmes

NOURISHED – OUR NEW FAVOURITE BOOK ABOUT HOW TO CONNECT

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Never before has it been as evident how closely food is connected to our relationships with our loved ones. Not until digesting each page of the book Nourished by Dr. Deborah MacNamara, Counsellor, Scientist, Storyteller, Teacher, Guide, and Mother. Dr. MacNamara has given us such a beautiful gift this holiday season which is not only the understanding that…

Lorrie Holmes

Eating treats by the Christmas Tree.

9 Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

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This holiday season when you and your kiddos are wracking your brains to decide upon that perfect gift to tell their teachers just how appreciated they really are, we have come up with our Editors Picks for something just a little more personal and unique as not unlike your children, each teacher has their own…

Lorrie Holmes

Vancouver’s PNE Winter Fair Is Back By Popular Demand!

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Are you ready for winter? Like busy little elves, the team at the PNE has been working away to send you into winter with a bright holiday spirit. That's why they've put together the PNE Winter Fair presented by BCAA. Full of fun, magic, and festivity, this year's PNE Winter Fair (2023) has more to…

Lorrie Holmes

PNE Winter Fair 2023

Catholic Elementary School in Coquitlam is Laying the Groundwork for

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Tucked away in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Our Lady Of Fatima - École Notre Dame de Fatima offers its community a bi-lingual catholic elementary school that's focused on excellence in both French Immersion and English education. The takeaway here is that students are thriving academically, socially, and emotionally as they become well prepared for the challenges…

Lorrie Holmes

Westside Montessori Academy opens beautiful new school in Vancouver.

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Westside Montessori Academy is making its love of learning available to even more elementary-age students at our beautiful new school in Vancouver. For 15 years, Westside Montessori Academy has been serving families from their space at Vancouver's Italian Cultural Centre. Now, for their 2023-2024 school year, they’ve brought their unique, creative teaching style to spacious classrooms…

Lorrie Holmes

Reading Buddies in library at Westside Montessori Academy

Can All Kids Become Musical (How Can We Best Support

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As each child is unique, exposing them to explore many genres of music and types of instruments in the early years can play an instrumental role in sparking that connection for them to music.

Lorrie Holmes

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Cinderella Is Coming This Holiday Season To The Gateway Theatre!

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, a captivating musical adaptation that promises a magical experience for the young and the young at heart. This newly updated fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike, and Gateway Theatre is delighted to share this Tony award-winning Broadway musical. The story was adapted for the stage, with…

Lorrie Holmes

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Introducing Vancouver’s First & Only Dedicated STEM High School

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In order to tackle the large issues we are facing in today's (and tomorrow's) world, STEM skills are needed more than ever, and benefit everyone. Thriving in work and in life requires computer and data literacy skills. It's a given that future researchers and scientists will rely on these skills. Imagine a world though where…

Lorrie Holmes

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What are the different types of Independent and Private Schools

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With all that’s going on in our ever-changing world, so many families seem to require extra support these days in their children's education. Luckily our province is rich with options for both private and independent schools that look and function in many different ways. Students who attend these enriched schools can be more academically challenged,…

Lorrie Holmes

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