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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.

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

It’s Pi Day! Learn all about this Worldwide Celebration of

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Today is March 14th (or 3.14) and it’s a day honouring one of the most famous numbers in mathematics, also known as Pi! Once a year, Pi Day is celebrated worldwide by eating pies, pizzas, and for math lovers, it’s a day for celebrating the universal language that math is. But what actually is pi…

Mandy Rusin

A Great Music Soundtrack to Childhood

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We had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel Ingram, an award-winning, five-time Emmy nominated songwriter and composer whose distinctive musical style has earned him recognition as one of the top song-writers working in Children’s and Family entertainment. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and son. Why is kids' music controversial? Kids' music, for many, is…

Angela Wanja

dancing to music

Magical Stories for Your Magical Kids!

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Majik Kids considers itself to be a movement of grown-ups committed to keeping the magic alive in kids and our world. It is for parents and teachers who want to reconnect to their own inner child in the presence of children. Together, we will raise the Spiritometer in classrooms, homes and environments kids spend time…

Majik Kids

magical stories

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

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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?

Margot Tache

candy

A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Fair Experience

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Around this time of year, we would begin planning our annual visit to The PNE Fair. Unfortunately, this year is not like other year’s and a lot of things have changed due to precautions to keep our friends, families, and communities safe from COVID-19. Luckily, the PNE has a very creative team and they have…

Carlie Parkinson

The PNE Fair drive-thru

Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show

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Please enjoy our sponsored post from APTN.  Season 2 on APTN Celebrates Indigenous Science for Indigenous Children and their Friends premieres on May 10 A helpful resource for parents and educators that’s fun for kids who are staying at home After a successful first season on APTN, Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Coyote Science) returns…

Carlie Parkinson

Science

4 Carefree Things to do during self-isolation

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I'm sure everyone is feeling a level of stress with all the news about COV19. It's hard not to be stuck on your phone or device to follow the updates. And like me, I'm sure you are wondering what to do with your young ones. Luckily, there haven't been any child fatalities due to the…

Carlie Parkinson

kids playing with bubbles during isolation

An enchanting evening – Disney on Ice

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Enchanting is a word you often hear to describe Disney movies and events. The word aptly describes the most recent Disney on Ice - Mickey's Search Party. This spectacular show enchanted both children and adults. My 4yr-old daughter watched with her mouth open completely enthralled by the show.  Our first visit to Disney on Ice…

Carlie Parkinson

Elsa enchanting sm

It was a party with The Wiggles!

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While it may have been 28 years since The Wiggles' Anthony (Field) first got kids excited to sing and dance along with simple, bouncing, bounding songs about fruit salads, hot potatoes, bears in need of bedtime, and soaring propellers, he still has at least as much energy as The Orpheum requires to fill it, in…

Thomas Parkinson

the wiggles party

Enter to win tickets to Disney on Ice – Mickey’s

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Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney…

Carlie Parkinson

Disney on Ice Mickey and Minnie

Party like a Rock Star!

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Throwing that remarkable, memorable, truly special birthday party can be a challenge. Sure you can do a Community Centre Party or Laser Tag, but what can you do to make it stand out? https://new.bcparent.ca/2019/05/27/tips-to-plan-the-perfect-birthday-party/ If your child isn't shy and likes being in the spotlight, My Studio Party can plan a truly star-studded party for you.…

Carlie Parkinson

My Studio Party

A visit to We Play Kids Gym

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Last week, my kids and I had the pleasure of visiting We Play Kids Gym in South Surrey. I wasn't sure how everyone would enjoy it, but my eldest, who is 8, and youngest 4, had a blast. This fantastic space is so much more than just a kids gym. It is a sensory-friendly indoor gym and…

Carlie Parkinson

We Play

6 Tips to Plan the Perfect Birthday Party

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So the big day is fast approaching. Your child has been talking about it for since the day after the last birthday party ended and now their next birthday is actually only a few weeks away. What do they want? What do you want? These are the questions to ask, and hopefully, you can meet…

Carlie Parkinson

kids at a birthday party

Non-chocolate Easter. Can it be done?

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Easter is another one of those holidays that makes me cringe. Just like Halloween, Christmas and Valentines - our children are showered with sugary sweets. Some people believe that Easter isn't Easter without chocolate bunnies, eggs and chicks. What are the options if you choose to try and avoid all the sugar? Here are three…

Carlie Parkinson

Five Events for Readers K-12 at the Vancouver Writers Fest

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This month, from October 15-21, the Vancouver Writers Fest will welcome more than 30 children’s and young adult authors – including beloved writers Kenneth Oppel and Susin Nielsen – to host a range of fun, inspiring and educational family events. Each is specifically designed for children from K-12. This year, the Festival is offering free…

Carlie Parkinson

Writers Fest

Maui with Munchkins

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British Columbia is an amazing place to live and we're very lucky to be here, but as the Winter month's drag on, sometimes it's nice to get away from the rain and escape to the Sun. My family did just that, on a recent trip to Maui. After a 6-hr direct flight from Bellingham, we…

Carlie Parkinson

Kids looking at ocean in Maui

An artistic afternoon with Pip & Vix art kits

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The other day we had the pleasure of trying out an art kit from Pip & Vix. It was a rainy day and we had OD'ed on screentime so it was time to do another activity. My 3-year-old was very excited when she was pulling out all the amazing pieces that came with the 3-D painting…

Carlie Parkinson

kids with art kit

Toddlers and Two-Wheelers: Balance Bike Mania!

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Gone are the days when a child has to wait until age 4 or 5 to learn to ride a 2-wheeled bike. Now, toddlers as young as 18 months can get started on a balance bike, having fun striding along until one day, like magic, they are riding! No need for tricycles or training wheels.…

Leslie Weber

child on Balance Bike

Winter/Education 2017

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The school year is in full swing. Kids are busy learning, and we're busy helping them the best we can. One way to potentially help is by getting a psychological educational assessment, but what is that? Unsure what it is, or if your child needs one, read Demystifying Psychological Educational Assessments to learn more. Looking for…

Carlie Parkinson

Winter Education Issue

The Arts Umbrella makes a big SPLASH again!

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Experience the - power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella’s 35th annual art auction and gala, presented by TD Bank Group. On Saturday, October 14, Canada's leading non-profit arts organization for young people will be hosting an unforgettable art auction and gala featuring close to 100 works by prominent BC artists. "Arts Umbrella is…

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Children making art in class

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