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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...

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...

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...

Art with Nature at Heart

When you think of art, you likely think of paintings in an expensive gallery or sculptures that have taken hours to make, but art...

A Grand Adventure

Jeanne Socrates isn’t your typical grandmother.On September 7, 2019, the 77 year-old retired mathematician sailed past Ogden Point and into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, completing...

Music Amidst the Mayhem

Schools are closed and parents are suddenly faced with the challenge of keeping their children occupied at home. Not only that, but many of...

Fun with Food Science

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy over the extended break? Why not get them in the kitchen? Cooking is a great way...

Keep ’em Connected…

Playing video games with friends online is a great way to stay connected. Pokemon Go has been modified temporarily so that people can play...

Keep ’em Entertained…

Thanks to some Disney fans who have shared You Tube videos of themselves on rides, you can take virtual rides on It’s A Small...

Keep ’em Active…

Learn the Handwashing Dance on You Tube from the viral video choreography of Vietnam’s Ghen Cô Vy.Sport for Life’s PLAYBuilder app offers a list...

Screen-free Survival Strategies

Write a song about your life. Include details like your family, hobbies, interests, loves, pets etc.Write and mail an actual letter to someone you...

Sitting in Our Storms

When I was growing up in Ontario we’d often talk about how April showers would bring May flowers. It was a nice—and usually accurate—rhyme...
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May 2020

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