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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...

Tips from a PE Teacher Dad to Keep Active in Self-isolation

As an elementary school PE teacher—and dad—I know how important it is for kids to get lots of active play, every day. Here’s how...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cultivating Joy

The world is in upheaval as we cope with the disruption, uncertainty, and fear of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, we’ve never seen a time...

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...

Training Wheels

My kid is cautious.Sure she’s adept at charging across the room and tackling me flat onto the couch, leaping onto my back without warning...

Summer’s Playfulness in Fall

The hectic school schedule is in full swing. The days are getting shorter, darker and cooler. There is a general sense of sadness for...
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Family Summer Guide 2020

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