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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!

Students in B.C. gear up to enhance their cycling skills.

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Safer cycling for Elementary school students throughout British Columbia after taking part in the fifth year of the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program. This program encourages kids throughout the province to try active transportation options in safe and organized environments. Move. Commute. Connect. is B.C.’s strategy for cleaner, more active transportation, part of the Province’s…

Angela Wanja

cycling

Boom in Kids Hair Care Provides Economic Opportunity to Canadian

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The global kid's haircare market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2023 and 2030. In particular, specialty services and natural products geared toward children and their families living with autism or dealing with head lice have proven a successful business investment. Franchises, Lice Squad.com and Superhero Kids Hair…

Lice Squad

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

Gateway Theatre

What Is The Progression Of Writing In The Montessori Classroom?

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Did you know that in Montessori classrooms the preparation for writing starts long before we ask the child to hold a pencil?  Learning to write in a Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten (Casa) classroom offers an important and enriching experience that lays a solid foundation for a child’s educational journey.   The Montessori Method of education, developed…

North Star Montessori

North Star Montessori Student

Our Educational Journey with School Is Easy

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To embark on this educational journey, I reached out to School is Easy, a reputable tutoring organization renowned for its expansive network of tutors, including those adept at online instruction. Given my daughter's comfort with online learning and our physical distance from most tutors, it was the logical choice for us.

Carlie Parkinson

Tutoring

10 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD ALL DANCE!

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Dance is a win-win, low-stakes, social activity with positive brain, body, and social-emotional outcomes. Here’s why we should all dance, and how to get started. As a dance educator, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing thousands of children embracing expression and movement, improving their coordination, and breaking out of their shells. As a parent, I’ve…

Terrel Lefferts

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

REEL 2 REAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

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THREE CANADIAN PREMIERES and FOUR CANADIAN FEATURE FILMS  April 7 - 16 at the VIFF Centre and Roundhouse Community Centre This year R2R is all about cultivating cultural appreciation.  Three remarkable international films make their Canadian premieres at this year’s Reel 2 Real.  Filled with playful songs and a deep respect for the tradition of…

Angela Wanja

film

How to Overcome Boredom with Board Games!

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Spring Break still has a few days left and the weather has taken a turn. Going outside to play is not always a desirable option, although there are many rainy day activities everyone can enjoy. One of our family’s favourite rainy day, screen-free past times is playing a board or card game. Here are some…

Carlie Parkinson

family playing board games

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

3 Tried-and-True Strategies to Make Daylight Savings Time Easier for

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Daylight saving time is about to begin, and some of us are wondering how we can ease the transition for our  family. There are two strategies you can use to make the transition easier. One is to prep before the time  change, and another is to do so afterwards—this gives you leeway in deciding which…

Missy Morrison Charko

Daylight savings

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

AI

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

Child Performers

What Is Parent-Child Play And Why Is It So Important

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We are learning from the fields of neuroscience and child-development that children need many positive, face-to-face interactions with attentive, sensitive, and responsive parents or caregivers for healthy brain and nervous system development. Play activities between parent and child are excellent ways to provide these necessary interactions to children.  Parent-child play offers unique benefits to children…

Kathy Eugster

Play Skills For Kids Book Cover

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

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