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Daily reunions for the working parent

Posted: February 2nd, 2012

This article was seen in Parents As Teachers A Newsletter for Parents of Preschoolers by Columbia Public Schools Parents As Teachers.  In today’s society working parents are so busy with work and running their children from one activity to the next.  This article was a great reminder! Family...more

Early Experiences Critical for Early Development

Posted: January 31st, 2012

Turn off your T.V, they don't call them programs for nothing. Don't believe it?  Check out the  video to understand the effects that media has on the early development of children.  Children need more real time, real play and less fast paced media.  Change the beginning and you change the whole...more

Fantasy vs. Reality

Posted: April 10th, 2012

Most adults have a pretty good grip on the difference between fantasy and reality. We can easily separate and make sense of stories that are made up and embellished from those which are factual and based on reality. We are so comfortable with our sense of fantasy and reality that we may not...more

First Impressions last a lifetime…

Posted: October 18th, 2011

Its not just a catch phrase, or one of those mildly interesting facts that stick in your mind when you are about to meet someone new or have a job interview- the value of first impressions can run much deeper than those scenarios. They can determine a whole life. Interesting research continues in...more

Get outside and Play

Posted: November 9th, 2012

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Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice...

Posted: November 15th, 2011

Little Ella glances at her mother’s face and stops. She was hot on the path to the forbidden bookcase to take another of daddy’s books out—a new favourite game. However, her mother’s mere expression stopped her. According to Louann Brizendine’s “The Female Brain,” Ella is typical of two year old...more

Growing Through Play

Posted: June 7th, 2011

Earth, water, sunshine and dirty hands:  these are elements which create endless learning and play opportunities for children.  Encouraging meaningful experiences and teachable moments becomes easy once taking a step outdoors.Outside, the senses awaken and the mind is alert, children are open to...more

Honouring the Child

Posted: November 24th, 2011

On Wednesday November 23 Campbell River celebrated National Child Day.  This is a day to honour the child, usually celebrated across the country on November 20.  First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day,...more

Imaginary Play – Helpful or Harmful

Posted: June 3rd, 2011

In the past, when parents thought about educating their children they tended to think about the basics – reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Media provided them with many ways to focus on these aspects of learning – flashcards, dvds, games, etc. Dating myself, I remember as a child, playing ‘cops...more

Keep it Simple

Posted: October 26th, 2011

From the time of conception, new parents have entered an arena of product and information bombardment somewhat resembling a game of third grade dodge ball. Product names, programs, authors, research and gimmicks are hurled at every turn, in effort to win over parents who are keen to do everything...more
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