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Tucked-In Turtles

How Western Painted Turtles survive the winter This winter, did you feel like going into hibernation? We can deal with the cold by turning up...

A World Full of Whys?

My three-year-old is firmly planted in the “why?” stage: Why is there a dog? Why are those people going that way? Why can’t I...

Kids on a Plane

5 No-tech ways to keep them entertained Our four-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to board our plane for Cancún. Minutes after take off she couldn’t wait...

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,...
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May 2020

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