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Virtual Music Opportunities to Keep Your Child Learning

Reading Time: 7 minutes Music education has numerous benefits for students, including establishing stronger social skills, increased confidence, and improved academics due to involved brain function. With all of these benefits and more stemming from music, there is no doubt that you should include music education within your child’s online studies. Here are some easy ways to be sure to keep music education incorporated in virtual learning.

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Crazy talk. Or, is it? SmartPhones, Cigarettes, and Our Children

Reading Time: 8 minutes Smartphones are causing negative health effects. We even have a medical diagnosis for smartphone addiction (it’s Nomophobia, by the way). Look for yourself-you don’t have to dig very deep to find it. We have developed difficulties with sleeping, anxiety, compulsive web surfing, loneliness, depression, even vision and balance disturbances.

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Excellent update from VCH - Low COVID-19 transmission in schools

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since schools reopened in September, VCH has not recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases among school-aged children relative to other groups. Those aged 5-17 years of age accounted for 6 per cent of VCH’s COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, despite representing 10 per cent of VCH’s population. Evidence shows children are less likely to get infected with COVID-19, and less likely to experience severe symptoms if infected.

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BC restrictions extended until Feb 5, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended until Feb 5, 2021. Here are some ways to fill the time.

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5 Helpful Steps and Tools to Care for Your Kids as They Navigate School During a Pandemic

Reading Time: 6 minutes The holidays are over, and we're back to the usual routine. Amidst the second wave of the pandemic, here are some tips and reminders from Dr. Salima Abdulla about how to stay in good health throughout the rest of the school year.

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Physical Activity for Children and Youth this Winter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Children are experiencing lower physical activity levels, less outside time, and higher sedentary behaviour, including screen time, during the outbreak. Kids need to move more, now more than ever. 

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6 Exciting Christmas events to enjoy with your family

Reading Time: 3 minutes Christmas is different, but it's still on! Here are a few Christmas events that have adjusted to make sure families can still enjoy them in a physically distanced way!

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9 Stocking Stuffers

Reading Time: 4 minutes I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the primary Christmas shopping done for ages....

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An Inspiring Parent's Story: Covid and family

Reading Time: 5 minutes When we first began hearing about Covid in early 2020, it barely registered. Like many parents, having my kids at home, working full time and trying to keep sane has been a lot to handle. But I’m proud of how we’ve managed and, when I reflect on these past months, I realize we’ve found the good in the situation and I’ve found some of the strategies from my professional life have translated to managing my family life.

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3 exciting ways to connect with Santa

Reading Time: 4 minutes An in-person visit and photograph with Santa are unavailable this year. There are other options to help keep your children excited and make sure the Christmas is special with or without COVID.

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Helpful ways to help your family deal with injuries

Reading Time: 3 minutes Virtual care is revolutionizing Canadian health care. Virtual care, or telehealth, allows you to connect directly with health care providers, from the comfort of home. In the case of physiotherapists, we use video chat to support our patients. From sprained joints, concussions, to muscular strains, your virtual care physiotherapist can provide you the same excellent level of care over a digital platform as in-person. 

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Canceled: Experience the Magic of Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

Reading Time: 3 minutes The old fashioned spirit of Christmas comes alive during Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum, presented by Concord Pacific, which returns for the holiday season beginning November 21 with spectacular light displays and historical exhibits in the 1920s village.

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Celebrate Take A Hike Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hiking is an opportunity to rebuild your connection with nature and remind you of the importance of maintaining healthy minds and bodies. Here are some ways to enjoy the time outdoors with your child and get a little learning in as well.

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3 Outdoor Safety Tips for Families

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the great outdoors, as the seasons change, so do the dangers. It's important for every parent to instill outdoor safety skills in their children when they are young to avoid hazardous situations and enjoy their time outside.

6 Reasons Your Child Might Need Physiotherapy That Is Commonly Missed
6 Reasons Your Child Might Need Physiotherapy That Is Commonly Missed

Reading Time: 8 minutes Physiotherapy for children, or pediatric physiotherapy, is not only for children with disabilities. They can help with a lot of physical health conditions faced by any child.

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Halloween Candy - what to do with it!!!!

Reading Time: 2 minutes As parents we always worry about which foods are best for our kids, how much junk should they eat, should we limit the food? What about Halloween Candy?

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Rainy day activity - yummy, scented playdough!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Get all hands on deck to create this scented playdough. It's an easy to follow recipe and my kids love helping!

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Please Don’t Worry So Much About Me

Reading Time: 4 minutes Excerpt from: "What Young Children Need You to Know: How to see them so you know what to do for them" (May 4, 2020) - Please Don’t Worry So Much About Me

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Accessible, inclusive trick-or-treating for kids of all abilities

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been a tough year for all, but for children who have spent much of...

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2 Exciting Events at the PNE: Drive-Thru Tricks-and-Treats Edition and Slayland!

Reading Time: 2 minutes What have you got planned for Halloween? A lot of people are opting out of...

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Halloween with a few changes

Reading Time: 3 minutes The BC CDC has released advice on how to approach Halloween this year. It is...

10 Home Learning Success Tips for Parents and Caregivers
10 Home Learning Success Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Reading Time: 9 minutes For many different reasons, parents may choose to teach their children at home this Fall....

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Important! File your 2019 taxes or risk losing your CCB

Reading Time: 3 minutes In late August, the Canadian government warned eligible Canadians who have not yet filed their...

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Preparing your kids for back to school during COVID

Reading Time: 7 minutes Come September, families are expected to send their kids for in-person learning at school. It...

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