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Exciting Little Folks Village 2024

4 min read

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is thrilled to announce an exciting and rejuvenated Little Folks Village for the 2024 festival, July 19-21 at Jericho Beach Park.

Carlie Parkinson

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

BOCA DEL LUPO INTRODUCES MICRO PERFORMANCE SERIES

3 min read

Vancouver theatre company Boca del Lupo will co-presented TREE with the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.  There will be two separate shows: TREE for infants ages 0 - 2; and TREE: A World In Itself, for neurodiverse children, ages 4 and up.  Both by Theatre Motus, a Puppetry theatre company from Quebec, who will perform a stunning, engaging, live theatre piece for your child, created just for them!

Angela Wanja

BOCA DEL LUPO

Is Outdoor Risky Play The Secret to Healthier Kids?

7 min read

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

LINDA SHIRLEY IS CREATING A LEGACY IN ARTS EDUCATION IN

11 min read

Much like any other curriculum or discipline, the arts offer so much opportunity for inner growth in our children and youth.  Linda Shirley has created a legacy in Arts Education by providing every kind of imaginable opportunity a child or youth in these interconnected disciplines. Both the Renaissance Academy and The Arts Conservatory in Steveston…

Lorrie Holmes

Three people: two men and one women in photo. Women holding award.

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!

Gateway Theatre – Reintroducing Musical Theatre Performance Summer Camp for

5 min read

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

Our Educational Journey with School Is Easy

4 min read

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

Summer Camps for Special Needs Campers

4 min read

Summer camps provide opportunities for fun, growth, and friendship. However, for children with disabilities and special needs, finding inclusive and accessible summer camp experiences can be challenging.

Carlie Parkinson

special needs

How to Overcome Boredom with Board Games!

6 min read

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

5 min read

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

9 min read

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

A Guide To Buying Your Child’s First Phone 

6 min read

As your kiddo grows up before your eyes, their wants and needs when it comes to technology will also evolve. A smartphone can be essential for communication, learning, safety, and socializing. But navigating the world of kid-friendly devices can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. This guide will walk you through everything you…

Dan Quick

child

Important Restful Resolution: 5 ways to help kids sleep more

4 min read

According to Canada’s 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth, pre-teens up to age 13 require nine to eleven hours of sleep per night, while teens between 14 and 17 need eight to ten hours every night. Good quality sleep is essential to healthy growth and development, a fact that won’t surprise any parent.

Patrick Landry

sleep

Breathe easy: doctors share tips to protect your family’s health

5 min read

Taking steps to protect your family’s health at home is a natural instinct. If there’s mold, you clean it. If you have a pest infestation, you remove them. But, there's a major pollutant commonly used in homes across Canada that increases risks to health that not enough people are aware of: gas. Across North America,…

Angela Wanja

breathe

Family Safety First: Crafting a Home Fire Escape Plan

5 min read

Earlier on in my professional life, and during my on-screen career, I've had the pleasure of working with some pretty awesome kids. What many Mr. D fans may not know is that before entering the entertainment industry, I spent over nine years as a phys-ed teacher. During that time, I saw the students run through…

Gerry Dee

Safety

Embracing Growth: New Year Plans and Cultivating a Positive Mindset

4 min read

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

7 helpful tips to Manage Screen Use

5 min read

Parents need to take an active role when it comes to helping their child manage his/her online life. Here are 7 practical tips to help your child on their screen journey:

Carlie Parkinson

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