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Captivating Critters

Never mind the scientific studies that show how interacting with animals can elevate a person’s levels of serotonin and dopamine, which can act as...

Kid-friendly Ways to (Re)Engage with the Royal BC Museum

It’s been a summer certainty for generations of Island families: a visit to the Royal BC Museum to catch a blockbuster feature exhibition and...

Hit the Trails

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your walking stick, a snack and a bottle of water, and head on out to enjoy the sights....

A Summer of Stories

The weeks and months since mid-March have been a period of adaptation. Modifying routines has looked different for different people, with some experiencing more...

BC Summer Reading Club at Your Local Library

Explore our universe page by page with the BC Summer Reading Club! Kids 12 and under will be inspired to read all summer and...

For the Love of Water

My son loves water. Most kids are happy playing with water. Here are some fun ideas for water play for kids of all ages—without...

Grounding in Place

Living through this time of COVID-19 is a unique experience for all living beings on the earth. We are encouraged to spend time in...

12 Tips for Managing Screen Time

To help parents continue to navigate the unexpected challenges of raising kids amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media...

Healthy Food Super Fast

Having the kids home from school for the past few months has had its ups and downs. While it’s nice to take a mid-afternoon...

Pride & Prose

Because of Covid-19, many Pride Parades and the associated celebrations have been cancelled. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Pride Month at home....

Keep ’Em Reading…

This guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part...

Birds of a Feather

During these times of uncertainty I have been taking comfort in the things that remain constant in the world around us. The birds are...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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