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10 Spring Fling Things To Do

1. Hop Over to Hot Springs Cove. Soak in the natural hot mineral spring pools at Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, located northwest of Tofino, in...

The Actual Reality About Virtual Reality

Screen time is one of the biggest concerns/struggles/die-on-the-hill battles faced by modern parents.How much is too much? How can I cut it down? Why...

Cornmeal, Polenta & Grits

While you can find pre-cooked polenta in the grocery store, cooking cornmeal or polenta from scratch is incredibly easy.You can find ground cornmeal in...

Kid-friendly Island Bike Parks

Victoria Cecelia Ravine Bike Park. Cecelia Ravine Park is the largest park in the Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood. The park provides a variety of recreational opportunities, along...

30 Things to Do on Vancouver Island

Go tubing, snowboarding or skiing at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort.Visit Butterfly World & Gardens in Qualicum Beach.Marvel at the Goats on the Roof at...

How to Help a Reluctant Reader

There is something delicious about a good book. Books can provide a welcome escape, feed the mind, and even nourish the soul. Nurturing a...

Make the Most of Mealtimes

If you have ever watched babies eating their first foods, it’s clear that eating is about more than just nutrition. It is about smelling,...

Simple Pleasures

I recently baked a birthday cake with my four-year-old grandson, and after we had iced it, I offered one of the beaters to him....

Keep ’em Reading…

For a great list of Canadian children’s writers and illustrators—including Vancouver Island writer Monique Gray Smith, Kenneth Oppel and Elly MacKay—sharing their books online,...

Age Is Just a Number

One of the funniest recollections from my teaching days goes back to something a little Grade 1 boy named Christopher said to me. He...

Learning Through Play

Family members are the first teachers children encounter. While you are spending precious time with your grandchildren, you can incorporate simple methods to help...

Grandparents these Days

Not only are grandparents keeping up with their grandchildren these days, they’re often setting the pace.Hike up Mt. Finlayson, grandkids in tow?No problem.Cycle the...

April/May 2020

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