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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

Notice

Posted: March 6th, 2012

Notice how children are unique in the way they grow and develop. Notice the amazing achievements children make in the early years when the brain is growing so quickly. Notice the powerful effect that loving relationships, encouraging talk and stimulating experiences have on learning in the early...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

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

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

Thank You

Posted: April 5th, 2013

It takes the community to ensure all of our young children have the best start in life. Many thanks go out to the many organizations, groups and volunteers who participated in the Campbell River Children’s Health Fairs this year on Friday March 15. Thank you to: Active Campbell River, BC Transit,...more

Top 5 Toys of All Time

Posted: February 22nd, 2012

Evolution and modernization has changed many things in our world, and as hard as corporations might try to include young children in this realm, it seems, some things will and should never change. As parents, we can all relate to moments when our very young child receives a toy, and is far more...more

Turning off Electronics

Posted: February 5th, 2013

Monday February 11 is a day for family.  Our children, our families are worth spending time with.  Pull out board games, go for a walk, sit and talk, turn on some music and dance around the living room.  The list is endless and doesn’t need to cost a cent.  So, let’s “unplug” from our electronic...more
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