Dairy Queen birthday parties are so 80s! A clown or magician? So last century! Bouncy castles? Well that’s just 2000-‘n-late! A birthday party at the Telus World of Science is timeless and will be a guaranteed highlight in your child’s memories. You and your child will be a hit with all your child’s friends–and their parents–as the children will not only enjoy mountains of fun but will also learn that science is a pretty darn cool thing! Science World, as most Vancouverites call it, excels in creating exciting games out of scientific principles. Just be prepared for when it’s time to leave because the kids will not be happy that it’s time to go!
Music has been a part of our humanity since we first started banging sticks on rocks and grunting in time to the beat. There is even some evidence that musical development in humans preceded that of language development.
Q – My 3 year old wants to brush ‘by himself’. How can I tell if he’s doing a good job?
A – Your 3 year old is not able to do a good job brushing his teeth. Children do not have the dexterity required for adequate brushing until 7 or 8 years of age.
Q – How many times a day should my toddler brush his teeth?
A – Your child should have her teeth brushed at least twice a day, once in the morning and at night before bed.
Q – When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth or gums?
Q – My baby is 10 months old and doesn’t have teeth yet – should I be worried?
A – This is not a cause for concern. Although the average age for first tooth eruption is 6 months, some children begin teething earlier, around 3 or 4 months, and some later, not until 14 or 15 months.
One of the hardest parts of being a new parent is the isolation you can feel. Are you doing the right thing? What are other babies like? Do I know my baby’s cues?.. Parent-Child Mother Goose is a phenomenal program offered across Canada that can provide you with insight into your child, give you wonderful rhymes and music to sing, and connect you with other parents.
The other day, my toddler wanted to know where his daddy’s mommy was. She died ten years ago of cancer, and I was stunned that he was already sensing the absent family connection. How young is too young to explain death? Experts agree that the correct terminology is a good place to start. ‘Passing away’, ‘expiring’ or ‘putting down’ simply don’t compute with the little ones.
Colic is a mysterious catchall phrase for generally unsettled babies.The definition of colic is a baby that cries for more than three days a week for more than three hours at a time. It is not considered serious, but presents as extended and uncontrollable crying in any baby that is otherwise healthy. It can happen at around two to four weeks of age and can last for three months or longer.