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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.

Protecting Our Loved Ones: A Guide to Safe Internet Use

8 min read

The Internet is a double-edged sword—offering boundless knowledge and connectivity on one hand while leaving young users vulnerable to online threats on the other. Parents, in particular, find themselves in a continuous battle to safeguard their children’s online experience. Here's you'll learn about the best solutions to challenges faced by many parents in the digital…

Mangesh Bhamre

Navigating Dyslexia – Signs Your Child Might Need Support

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So often parents whose children are struggling at school are told they will “grow out of it” or that they’ll eventually “catch up”. But navigating dyslexia for children is not as simple as that, and as a parent, you know when something doesn’t feel right. In times like this, it is important to trust your…

Matthew Brownwarr

girl student at computer preparing for her school day at Fraser Academy in Vancouver, BC

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.

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

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

TKS is the world’s top innovation program for students ages

3 min read

The world has changed. The advice we give our young people needs to change along with it. What was once true (in many cases) no longer is.  For example - in high school, students are still told that as long as they optimize for good grades, an extracurricular, and play on a sports team, this…

Carlie Parkinson

TKS - children gathering

Mydoh helps children manage their finances

6 min read

If you’re looking for a helpful app to get started check out Mydoh, powered by RBC. It is a helpful tool to educate and show your children the comings and goings of their money while learning how to make smart money choices. It’s a money management app and Smart Cash Card (which includes a digital…

Carlie Parkinson

Mydoh

3 Reasons Why Your Child’s Eye Exam Is More Than

4 min read

While you may think eye exams are unnecessary if your child sees clearly (or isn’t complaining about their vision), it may be more helpful than meets the eye.  The importance of these exams is much more than just finding out if your child’s vision is blurry and updating their prescription. 

Carlie Parkinson

eye exam

8 Common Successful Life Mistakes

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etting a great mark, and forgetting everything you learned after a few days. The status quo is only focusing on getting great marks, but not looking ahead at how to prepare for a changing world. Here are 8 common successful life mistakes.

Francesca Cadhit

life

Feeling tired? Increase your energy levels by choosing the right

5 min read

Did you know, many people live their daily lives without enough iron in their system, and perhaps they don’t even know it? Having low ferritin (protein that stores iron) levels is fairly common, in fact, studies have shown that up to 25% of the world’s population suffers from low iron and that up to 8%…

Carlie Parkinson

tired mom

3 new “must-sees” at Playland

3 min read

Playland has always been a summer must-do. It's a fun afternoon or evening for everyone. There are many rides for kids and families to enjoy together, like Tea Cups, Honeybee Express, Bug Whirled, and Balloon Explorers. But this year, guests can also find some new and updated attractions.

Carlie Parkinson

playland

Diabetes in Children – Parenting Tips for Family Wellness

5 min read

According to statistics from the Canadian Pediatric Society, 33,000 school-age children (5-18 years old) in Canada have Type 1 Diabetes, and there are several thousands under the age of 5. How can you identify diabetes? What can you do to support your children?

Carlie Parkinson

diabetes

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and your family

7 min read

Urinary Tract Infections, better known as UTIs, is something that many women (approximately 60%) and some men, have experienced in their lifetime. Did you know that even children can get them?

Carlie Parkinson

UTIs

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

5 Helpful tips to Manage Nighttime Anxiety

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“But I’m not tired!” “What about the monsters in the closet?” “I heard a noise under the bed!” “Mooooooommmm!” When you have kids, you come to expect that they will find any excuse to avoid going to sleep. After all, many little ones have FOMO and are convinced you’re having wild parties with the entire…

Robyn South

Nighttime

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