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Is Outdoor Risky Play The Secret to Healthier Kids?

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Think back to a favourite childhood play memory. Chances are, it took place outdoors and involved a small element of risk—whether playing near a stream, climbing trees or enjoying a game of street hockey. Little did you realize it at the time, but this very activity played a crucial role in supporting your development. In…

Lauren Erdelyi

CODE NINJAS IS LEADING THE WAY IN OFFERING FUN AND

9 min read

Read more about our Managing Editor's visit to Code Ninja. "After spending a morning visiting one of these classes, it's no surprise to me that Code Ninjas is leading the way as the top franchise - globally - in offering coding programs for kids that are fun and educational. Across Metro Vancouver, there are 14…

Lorrie Holmes

BC PARENT’S AMAZING TOP 10 SUMMER CAMPS IN METRO VANCOUVER

6 min read

From thrill seeking adventures on water and land, to engaging in sports and recreation activities, to those exploring their creativity, and even developing their project-based skills in the amazing world of STEM, we are happy to provide you with a wide variety of choices.

Lorrie Holmes

Yeah It's Summer Camp Time!

An Amazing Lifetime of Music Begins Here ™

3 min read

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

From Screens to Dreams: Balancing Screen Time and Healthy Sleep

6 min read

Sleep deprivation can lead to challenges at school, socially with friends and family, in extra-curricular activities, and it can lead to more illness. It directly impacts their mental health and wellbeing, as well as their growth and development.

Missy Morrison Charko

screentime

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

5 min read

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

kids doing activities

FUN ON FIELD TRIPS!

12 min read

When we think of educational field trips choices, we traditionally start with places like art galleries and museums, and planetariums and aquariums to name a few. They are obviously great choices for children to learn from. Nowadays, the list is long for places to visit outside of the classroom where learning is reinforced in some…

Lorrie Holmes

Field Trips - teacher and class

Exciting Back to School is coming!

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It’s been a great summer filled with quality moments with our families at exciting locations around the city. There are a few weeks left, but now it is time to start preparing for the school year. In this issue, we have an article to help you choose a location for a new early learner. It’s a tough…

Carlie Parkinson

Back to School

Get more Scream time at Playland!!!

4 min read

This year, get more scream time at Playland, where you'll find thrills the algorithm could only dream of. The Playland season started in June and runs until August 18.

Carlie Parkinson

Playland breakdance ride

Fun ways to embrace Canadian Multiculturalism Day

3 min read

On June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day honours the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society. Take this opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that enriches us collectively and reaffirm your commitment to equity, inclusion, and mutual respect. Here are some resources to introduce your children to this concept.

Carlie Parkinson

multiculturalism

Things for Young People (15-18) to Do with WILD Outside

4 min read

It wouldn’t be summer without a chance to hike through BC's most beautiful trails. The WILD Outside team hikes throughout the year, whether that’s under Douglas Firs at Lighthouse Park or climbing Mt. Seymour for a breathtaking view of Vancouver.

Samantha Mills

Teenagers gardening

Learning through Play this Summer

5 min read

Learning can and should be fun. Just look for creative ways to infuse a little playful learning into the everyday routines you are already doing, and watch your child flourish.

​​Renée Jordan

Learning

Exciting Summer Camps at Gateway!

3 min read

Whether your child is outgoing or shy, Gateway Theatre’s Summer Camps are the perfect place for your child to learn how to express themselves, gain confidence, and have fun! This July, Gateway is offering week-long Acting and Musical Theatre summer camps for kids ages 6-13.

Carlie Parkinson

Acting Summer Camp

Creating a Family Bond: Tips and Strategies for Parents-to-be

7 min read

It is this very bond that makes parents respond to their newborn’s cries in the middle of the night, and instinctively care for them in ways that may typically defy our nature, and allows us to get through the physical tolls like childbirth and sleep deprivation.

Dany Sabraoui

bonding

20 Summer Camps You Should Know About!

13 min read

Summer is almost here. That time of year when our kiddos will be 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 choices in this story are by no means all…

Lorrie Holmes

Summer Camp

Yay Summer 2023 is almost here!!!

2 min read

Summer holidays can be fun and exciting - or long and boring. Luckily this summer there are amazing events to go to. There are also a lot of exciting camps that your kids could attend. They can sing and dance, learn STEM with LEGO, be around horses, and do many other great activities. Read our…

Carlie Parkinson

6 Useful ways to Encourage your Child’s Interest in STEM 

6 min read

STEM is a hot topics right now! Parents are becoming very aware of the potential for their children if they develop these skills. The common professions are related to STEM, such as doctors, engineers, architects, etc. So, if you want to encourage your child's interest in STEM but do not know how to, we've got…

Carlie Parkinson

STEM Summer Camps

Exciting! It’s a Family-Friendly St Patrick’s Day Dance Party in

5 min read

With spring comes community festivals and outdoor concerts! There’s nothing more fun than seeing a group of young children gathered around a stage, moving their bodies, enjoying music and live performance. That’s what we’ll see at the upcoming CelticFest Vancouver this Saturday March 18th. This free, family-friendly two day festival runs March 17, St Patrick’s…

Jenn Wint

St Patricks Day CelticFest

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