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child development

Noticing a Child’s Hidden Successes

Posted: April 19th, 2012

  Adapted from PAUL TOUGH Published: September 25, 2009 New York Times   “Come on, Abigail.” “Wait!” Abigail said. “I’m not finished!” She slowly scratches out the letters in title, one by one: “T H E…” “Abigail, we’re waiting!” Jocelyn said. Henry sighed dramatically. “I’m going as fast as I...more

Progress of the CR Children's Charter

Posted: May 6th, 2015

 “Children and youth are our most precious resource. They are the life and future of our society.  Every child deserves to be loved, nurtured and given the care they need to grow up healthy in all ways: emotionally, spiritually and physically.” ~ Barbara Fitzgerald M.D. FRCP(C) Clinical Associate...more

Remember to Play

Posted: November 8th, 2011

As adults we tend to forget to PLAY, or what play even looks like, how it feels to play, how it makes you feel.  Children are the experts at play, and we should take their lead and learn from them, join them and remember what and how it feels.    Pop up Adventure Play shares “Children are experts...more

September 9th; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day

Posted: September 4th, 2013

Every year on September 9th, International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day is observed around the world. The first FASD Awareness Day was celebrated on 9/9/99.  This day was chosen to symbolize the nine months of pregnancy, promoting a healthy, and alcohol free lifestyle...more

Sing, Sing A Song – What Children Learn From Music

Posted: August 25th, 2011

Does your child love to make music? Then let him play!  Like learning to talk or walk young children’s musical ability starts early.   Simple things like singing a nursery rhyme or marching to the beat can develop your child’s musical sensibilities.    Why does this matter?  Because our...more

Sleeping Babies

Posted: October 11th, 2012

A beautiful reminder that babies often sleep best when they are not alone.   more

Some Quiet

Posted: June 7th, 2012

Adapted from Mr. Rogers website article By Hedda Sharapan Finding some quiet on days when the house is full of young children isn’t always easy. Here are some ideas that can help: Quiet time – for the ears* Have you noticed that when the room is noisy, if you raise your voice level, the children...more

Success By 6 Family Friendly Gym Challenge

Posted: November 5th, 2012

Recent UBC studies show 1 in 3 Campbell River children is not ready to succeed in school by age 6 Local data shows 16 % of our children are vulnerable in Physical Health and Well Being (eg. motor development, establish handedness) Bikram Yoga Campbell River and Stereo Fitness both heard the...more

Supporting Success From The Start

Posted: November 17th, 2011

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their children. From the time they are born we see our children as full of potential, perfect little beings just waiting for their moments to shine. Whether a parent has distinct visions of what success looks like, or a vague sense of possibilities- one thing...more


Posted: January 18th, 2012

Teddy bears are family too, so “Henrietta” the Campbell River Library hippo would like to invite all book-loving teddy bears to celebrate Family Literacy Week by attending a Teddy Bear Storytime Sleepover at the library on Jan. 25. Bears and other stuffed animals may bring their favourite humans...more
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