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Read, speak, sing to your baby: How parents can promote literacy from birth

Posted: May 20th, 2011

Campbell River Literacy Now Supports Play!The theme for Family Literacy Day this year was PLAY!  Literacy in young children should be an extension of their play.  Families who play together are giving their children the best start in life.  Many families joined us downtown to play a variety of...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

Sobering statistics paint child welfare in unflattering light - Campbell River Mirror

Posted: February 24th, 2015

Sobering statistics paint child welfare in unflattering light - Campbell River Mirrormore

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

Stomping in the Mud: A Busy Week

Posted: September 24th, 2011

Today I felt I needed to share a blog that is very inspirational.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.Stomping in the Mud: A Busy Week: This week got away on me, so just pictures to enjoy. our mini hill, perfect for rolling down The start of our herb garden........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

TEDDY BEAR STORYTIME SLEEPOVER

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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