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Author: Calgary's Child

Easter Isn’t Cancelled!

by Trista Arney
Despite Calgary’s weather, April has arrived – and Easter is close behind! With budget concerns, physical distancing, and isolation in place, Easter celebrations will likely look very different for many families. While these measures are necessary for public health, it is also important to acknowledge and allow ourselves to feel strong emotions about having to alter traditions and celebrate differently this year. It’s normal to feel disappointed by these disruptions! However, it’s a good time to think about finding new ways to celebrate and come together while remaining physically separate. Read More

DIY Obstacle Course & Backyard Playground Activities

by Trista Arney
Looking for ways to keep your kids (and you) active? Why not try building an obstacle course? Here are some great ideas to help you brainstorm as a family! Read More

Do you resent your kids?

by Parenting Power
When we start to feel resentment as parents, it’s a clue that something needs to change. We can hope and hope and hope for change (which may or may not happen,) or we can speak up and make a new plan. Read More

Born to Sing

Everyone is born to sing, and we do it almost unconsciously. We sing along to our favourite songs, soothe babies with lullabies and sing teaching songs like the ABCs. Singing plays a powerful role in development – it helps teach language skills, bonds us with our parents, and is foundation for a strong music education. Read More

Meet the Fish at Bow Habitat Station!

promotional content Calgary’s streams and rivers are an essential part of the delicate foothills ecosystem. Beyond providing the city with some of the world’s cleanest drinking water, they’re also home to dozens of indigenous fish species! These fish play an important role in sustaining wildlife, contributing to natural water filtration and lots of fun for Read More

Tips for Hazardous Winter Driving

by Mia Bevacqua of In The Garage

If you get stranded during the summer, you can just hang out in shorts and a tank top until help arrives—but that’s not the case during the winter. When the snow flies, you need to be sure you’re prepared for the worst-case scenario: being stuck outside in sub-zero temperatures. Read More

Undeck the Halls

Provided by Sencillo Cabinets

Once January rolls around, most of us have started taking down our holiday decorations and packing up the tree for another year. However, before you do, we urge you to take inventory, decide what you love, and declutter the rest. Life’s too short to hold onto things that merely take up space. Make room for more of what you love and less of what you don’t! Read More

Does your child know what to do if the power went out or a storm hit?

Provided by CEMA

Empowering children with the knowledge of how to prepare and take action during an emergency or disaster is the best way to keep them safe.

That’s why The City of Calgary developed Ready Squad, a fun and interactive 20-minute on-line course that gives kids the knowledge and tools to react during a disaster. Read More

Managing Gift Expectations

By Vinay Saranga M.D.

Children are an absolute gift! As parents, we want the best for our children in all aspects of their lives. After all, their happiness means the world. However, this is the time of year when parents begin to hear more and more about the things their children want as the holiday lists roll in. Read More

Five Things You Must Teach Your Parents to Be Safe Online

Provided by NordVPN

Seniors use the internet for the same reasons as everyone else – talking with friends and family, shopping, watching videos, and reading the news. However, the elderly are often targeted by scammers, who see them as wealthy and vulnerable. Read More

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