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SPACES FILLING FAST IN THESE 15 AWESOME SUMMER CAMPS PICKS

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For all those families that haven't chosen your summer camps yet, they are booking up fast so make sure you get registered! Here are our top summer camps picks to help you get set up for your next summer adventures! From overnight and nature based camps to those where kids can connect with animals -…

Lorrie Holmes

2 girls and 1 boy eating watermelon.

Safeguarding Summer: Essential Water Safety Tips for Parents

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Swimming isn’t just about fun splashes and summer days; it’s a vital life skill every child should learn. Beyond the joy of splashing around on a hot day, swimming offers numerous benefits that extend far beyond the pool. The Benefits of Learning to Swim Learning to swim, especially through a well-established curriculum, provides crucial water…

Melissa McGarvey

The 4 S’s Of Helmet Safety

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How To Fit A Child’s Helmet For Safe Riding I was a cautious child growing up. Like many of our campers, I was hesitant to try new things at first. I went on to become a Pedalheads bike instructor and it was there that I learned two big lessons when I taught children how to ride on their own…

Nick Pavlakis

Learn to swim with Pedalheads this Summer! 

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Join Pedalheads this summer and learn to swim with exceptional swim lessons and camps using proven teaching techniques, in-water instruction, customized swim methods and specialized equipment. See why we've been experts in swim since 1986. As we shake off the cabin fever and Netflix overload that accumulated during winter, many parents start looking for activities…

Lorrie Holmes

"A swim instructor in a blue Pedalheads shirt is teaching a child float to on their back in a swimming pool. The child is wearing pink goggles and using a blue foam kickboard.

Why Choose Summer Camps Offered At Schools?

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Summer camps at schools offer a unique blend of structure, fun, and comfort. When summer camps are offered at schools, the familiar environment breaks through barriers and kids are quick to try new experiences as there is something really fun about having their school set up a little bit differently for these experiences. Science labs…

Lorrie Holmes

Playland – Vancouver’s Thrilling Amusement Park Is Back!

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Playland, is a beloved destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. With its exhilarating rides, midway games, and unique attractions, Playland promises an unforgettable experience. This year, they have several eye-catching special events that will excite and delight families. Let’s dive into the excitement that awaits! 1. Roller Coasters and Thrill Rides Playland boasts over 30…

Lorrie Holmes

Boy and man sitting in an orange car on an amusement ride.

The 3 Main Benefits To A Music Education For Kids

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Harmonizing Home and School: The Impact of Music Education on Children's Holistic Development Music education has long been a staple in education because it provides so many benefits for children. Educators and parents aren’t aware of the helpful cognitive, social, and emotional advantages that a study of music offers. We are all born with the…

Donna Maurer

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

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

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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

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

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

Embracing Growth: New Year Plans and Cultivating a Positive Mindset

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As we usher in the dawn of a new year, it's the perfect time for families to come together and reflect on the past while setting intentions for the future. While resolutions often come and go, fostering a positive mindset and creating actionable plans can significantly contribute to the growth and well-being of each family…

Angela Wanja

new year

10 Tips to Keep You & Your Family Healthy This

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The medical field has long known people are more prone to catching colds and the flu during the cold winter months. Previously, scientists primarily attributed this to people living and breathing together in enclosed environments. But cold temperatures also make our immune system sluggish and prevent our bodies from fighting off infection, according to a…

Kimberly Blaker

winter

WHAT IS THE BEST FIRST MUSIC INSTRUMENT FOR CHILDREN?

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The time has come. Your child sings and hums all the time, dances around the house and expresses themselves with music everywhere they go. As parents, we want to encourage this, so we think – music lessons, and music instruments! The best time to get a jump start on music is when the child is…

Doug Beer

Collage of music instruments.

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

Music instruments

How to Survive a Family Home Renovation With Kids Around

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Renovating a family home can be challenging enough without children present - let alone when doing it on your own! Renovation projects can be noisy, chaotic and disruptive - not to mention dangerous! When combined with power tools and workstations that look like play areas for small children, a disaster could easily ensue. 1. Establish…

Eric Adams

renovation

9 Non Trick-or-Treating Ideas for Kids & Teens this Halloween

7 min read

For some though trick-or-treating is no longer a viable option. Since the challenging Halloweens during COVID, there has been a decline in trick-or-treating. There are a few other reasons why it may not be the best way to celebrate Halloween this year.

Carlie Parkinson

girl in halloween costume

Help transform the lives of B.C.’s kids during the 8th

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Donations made during the campaign will be matched for 2X the impact  Kids with disabilities and complex healthcare needs in B.C. need your help now. Variety - the Children’s Charity of BC is inviting British Columbians to participate in Variety Week from October 16 to 20 to come together as one community and give.  Here…

Cecilia Kim

Kids

An Amazing Lifetime of Music Begins Here ™

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Fun. Uplifting. Magical. Transformative. These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Music Together®. Want to join their amazing community of Music Together families?

Carlie Parkinson

Baby with drum at Music Class

My Son’s Legacy, the 2023 Butterfly Run & Giving Back

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After the loss of her son Wilder in 2017, Kimberly Lockhart began searching for a sense of community. She discovered that Vancouver did not have a memorial walk for infertility and pregnancy loss. Lockhart knew there was a need to raise awareness and she desired to bring families together to connect and support one another.…

Kimberly Lockhart

son

Performance Based Learning is how we are getting kids invested

6 min read

When you step through the doors of School of Rock Vancouver, what you will hear is laughter and excitement. That’s because these budding musicians are building their self confidence while playing their chosen musical instruments from day one instead of starting with scales and other theory exercises, and they are doing this alongside their friends in…

Lorrie Holmes

school of rock

4 Reasons to Book Fall Activities

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Summer is coming to an end and now is time to start planning which activities your children will be doing this Fall. Extracurricular activities are a huge part of children's growth and development. They provide an opportunity for children to have new experiences, meet new people, and learn new skills. On top of all that…

Carlie Parkinson

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