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Safeguarding Summer: Essential Water Safety Tips for Parents

5 min read

Swimming isn’t just about fun splashes and summer days; it’s a vital life skill every child should learn. Beyond the joy of splashing around on a hot day, swimming offers numerous benefits that extend far beyond the pool. The Benefits of Learning to Swim Learning to swim, especially through a well-established curriculum, provides crucial water…

Melissa McGarvey

Don’t let your cyber guard down

6 min read

It was reported in 2019, that one in four youth (25%) aged 12 to 17 years experienced cyberbullying in the previous year (Statistics Canada).

Tony Anscombe

Cyber

New Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy During Summer Break

6 min read

Let's get into it as we explore new ways to keep kids busy during Summer break. There are a variety of new ways through which caregivers or parents can keep their young ones busy.

Angela Wanja

summer

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

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

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

5 Useful Tips to Help Your Child Transition Back into

5 min read

It’s August and the Back-to- School commercials have begun! The discussion about September is underway and you start to wonder how to prepare your child for the new school year. As a teacher and founder of the tutoring company Teachers to Go, I know that the summer can be a hectic time for parents, regardless if you are…

Julie Diamond

young girl smiling and studying for school

Family Fun – Get out and Explore!

4 min read

We're very fortunate to live in a place like British Columbia. Now that we have had over a year of travel restrictions, I think many of us have learned to appreciate our home, but now it's time to expand our reach and explore BC. We're days away from Summer Break and the calendar may or…

Carlie Parkinson

Explore

Phase 3 is a go – 4 exciting plans for

5 min read

It's been a long 4 months and many people are feeling exhausted with the social distancing, but we've done a great job and our COVID case numbers have shown it! BC has things under control and we are now entering Phase 3! Because of our diligence in social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks, we…

Carlie Parkinson

Summer Plans

Summer 2019

< 1 min read

The school year is wrapping up and summer is almost upon us. What to do? Where to go? How to spend 8 weeks of “free” time? In this issue, we’ve included our annual Summer Camp Guide to give you some tips on how to fill the days. You can also find tips on things to do…

Carlie Parkinson

BC Parent Summer 2019

Skateboard Summer Camps – Something out of the norm!

3 min read

Every Summer, we deliberate what activities will fill our children's day. Will the activities be the usual playtime, snack time, etc. or will they be learning something new? How about something new like a skateboard and scooter camp? If you haven't heard of it yet, BC has a new addition to Summer Camp options with…

Carlie Parkinson

Evolve Skateboard camp

Bubbleology – The Science of Outdoor Fun

6 min read

Looking for an inexpensive option for some outdoor summer fun? With a little preparation, you can turn bubble blowing into an afternoon of scientific experiments. The Science: Bubbles are fascinating, no matter how old you get! Every soap bubble is a marvel of chemistry and physics. Soap (a surfactant) lowers the surface tension between liquids,…

Care Elise

kids playing with bubbles during isolation

Summer 2018 – helping you get ready!

< 1 min read

Summer holiday is fast approaching so now is the time to start planning how to fill the eight weeks. Will you take a holiday? Book in some summer camps? In this issue, there are some great suggestions to fill the time at home - with bubbles, getting messy or blogging. Our 2018 Summer Camp guide…

Carlie Parkinson

Summer 2018 Cover

Summer 2017

< 1 min read

In this issue, we’ve tried to pull together some resources to make your Summer experiences a little smoother. You’ll find our extensive camp guide, tips on how to entertain, tips on how to keep your young learners learning, and ways to make a holiday more achievable on a tight budget.

Carlie Parkinson

Boy drinking lemonade

DIY Day Camp

3 min read

Summer break is long, and although Summer camps can be a great solution by giving your children exciting learning experiences, the costs can add up quickly. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly way to achieve the same benefits that a day camp provides, you might want to consider teaming up with other parents and…

Carlie Parkinson

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