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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

Family Time Fishing

Posted: June 11th, 2012

Did you know that you can fish for free during Father's Day weekend in BC? What a great way to spend family time together celebrating dad.The Family Fishing Weekend is to encourage British Columbians, especially young people, to go fishing, learn a great new pastime and have fun with family and...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

Happy Halloween

Posted: October 31st, 2011

My tricksters 12 years ago.And…..they still like decorating pumpkins today.  Keep traditions alive in your family, little or big, children value them as they grow older.Happy Halloween, be safe tonight!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
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