Kids
 
 
 
Kids
 
How to Prevent Pesky Summer Stings
How to Prevent Pesky Summer Stings
How to Prevent Pesky Summer Stings

How to Prevent Pesky Summer Stings

We got these tips from Polysporin a while back, and with the bugs biting like crazy at the moment, we dug them all out for you! Kids will want their ow-ies dealt with quickly in order to take advantage of summers long days will...
 
Kids
 
15 Summer Activities in Nature
15 Summer Activities in Nature
15 Summer Activities in Nature

15 Summer Activities in Nature

Summer is a perfect time to facilitate learning through entertainment.  Remember being a kid and looking in the encyclopedia when you found a mushroom or learned a bit about physics when your fishing rod broke? Let’s get ...
 
Kids
 
Encourage Kids to Clean their Bedrooms
Encourage Kids to Clean their Bedrooms
Encourage Kids to Clean their Bedrooms

7 Ways to Encourage Kids to Clean their Bedrooms

You’ve threatened, cajoled – even begged your kids to tidy up.  But it still seems you’re the one facing the ultimatum: either ignore the mess or do it for them. Here are 7 tips to encourage kids to clean their bedrooms, withou...

 
Kids
 
Summer Activities with Heart
Summer Activities with Heart
Summer Activities with Heart

Finding Summer Activities with Heart

If you’ve cared for kids during summer break, you know how those ten weeks can stretch out! But summer is also a wonderful time to learn with your kids, in ways that might not normally have time for.  Best of all: they can help...
 
Kids
 
Keep your kids writing this summer
Keep your kids writing this summer
Keep your kids writing this summer

Keep Your Kids Writing and Thinking this Summer

Earlier this year, a letter sent by a child to the LEGO toy company went viral.  Seven-year-old Charlotte complained about the lack of opportunities for the LEGO girls available at her local toy store.  She noticed that the gir...
 
Kids
 
Golden Snitch Cake
Golden Snitch Cake
Golden Snitch Cake

The Harry Potter Birthday Party

My son is now eight. He stumbled over words while reading and as a parent it was so hard to keep him from getting discouraged – until I dusted off an old Harry Potter book. Overnight he went from not being ‘allowed&...

 
Kids
 
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americangirl
americangirl

American Girl Boutique Opens in Vancouver

The American Girl Boutique opened up inside of Chapters on Robson Street last weekend, and my daughter Zara and I got the opportunity to visit it ahead of time and scope things out. Before the event invite I’d heard of Am...
 
Kids
 
Kidoodle TV Console
Kidoodle TV Console
Kidoodle TV Console

Kidoodle.TV

They had me at Jem and the Holograms!!! And Curious George. Kidoodle.TV is a safe, ad-free streaming video service that can be viewed on computer, mobile or tablet. As a parent, you can customize it for your kids so that they g...