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Category: Family Fun

A New ZooVenture!

by Trista Arney

The Calgary Zoo has reopened to visitors with some restrictions! Our family went last weekend and wanted to share our experience with all of you so you know what to expect! Read More

Bored? Try a Theme Week!

by Trista Arney Schools often have “spirit days” or themed weeks (think ‘crazy hair day,’ ‘sports jersey day’ for example) for kids to participate in. These fun little activities break up the days of teaching with out-of-the-ordinary experiences and memories while giving children the chance to get creative! At home, my family has had a Read More

Learning to Celebrate at Home

by Trista Arney
It’s now official – the 2020 Calgary Stampede will not be held this July. While this is a huge community event that many families in Calgary look forward to, it’s also another celebration that we won’t be celebrating together this year. Weddings, birthdays, community events, festivals, and more have had to be put off for now as we come together while staying apart to protect one another. Read More

Keeping Kids Busy with Pokemon

by Trista Arney
I’ve done some of the leg work for you and compiled some fun resources and ideas to keep Pokémon-crazy kids (like mine) entertained! There are many more resources available by searching the web, Pinterest, or education-specific websites like TeachersPayTeachers. Read More

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

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

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

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

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