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Exciting ways to harness the power of play!

5 min read

Through play, you become an active role model for your toddler. If you are not the world’s greatest crafter, scientist, and so on, it is still worth taking the time to do some projects with your kids, teaching them that you are willing to give it go. You are showing them it is okay to…

Lisa Forsythe

Play

The Importance of Risky Play

7 min read

Risky play can be defined as a thrilling and exciting activity that involves a risk of physical injury, and play that provides opportunities for challenge, testing limits, exploring boundaries and learning about injury risk (Sandseter (2007; Little & Wyver, 2008).” But, and I want to be really clear here, it is not about encouraging or…

Jennifer Hood

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A visit to We Play Kids Gym

2 min read

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

Why Great Games Make Your Kids Forget They’re Actually Learning

6 min read

Most of us underestimate the learning potential of games. Games don’t just promote curiosity and active problem-solving, they encourage deeper learning and high engagement. They create safe places for kids to take risks and learn to manage the emotions that come with failure. Just think, kids, replay games not just for fun, but for the…

Veronica Lin

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Tips for Getting Your Kids Outside in the Wintertime from

3 min read

Parents and guardians may be tempted to dial back outdoor activities for kids when cold temperatures arrive, but playing outside is good for children, even in the wintertime. Lucky the TurfMutt, a rescue dog and the face of the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship platform for kids in grades K-5, offers the following tips to…

Kris Kiser

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10 Classic Games or Toys for Kids

3 min read

The Top 10 Classic Games or Toys that Kids Today Should be Playing With Revised for 2017 In 2012, What To Do With The Kids® asked parents to submit their list of the top classic games or toys they felt that kid’s today should be playing with but this time we decided to ask toy…

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