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5 hidden benefits of buying your child their own gaming device

There’s no point in arguing about it: kids love technology. And they’re good at it. This generation, the so-called digital natives, seem to respond instinctively to gadgets and gizmos and touch screens.

Three ways to enjoy Ontario and Quebec this summer

As the kids age, we constantly refine our family holidays to maximize parent relaxation, and kid fun. Here are some stand outs, all three within a two-hour drive of each other.

A trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake combines arts with activity

Take in a play, a backstage tour, a bike ride and great food in this historic slice of Canada.

How to plan the ultimate family road trip

Even the best of road trips are bound to have a few bumps. How you ride them out will make the difference between a good trip and a road trip nightmare.

 

10 ways to spend more time in nature with your kids

According to the recent ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, kids are challenged to find time to play outside. This summer, get the family outside and give the kids some fresh air. Here are some ideas...

Our coast-to-coast family camping guide

Canada is blessed with an abundance of nature. Camping is an affordable way to experience it, while promoting family bonding at the same time.

I’m bored! 5 ways to help your kids conquer the summer time slump

What two words make parents cringe the most? “I’m bored!” It usually comes with a whine and pleading, desperate eyes. Parents know they want to get kids up and active as much as possible in the summer, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. If your idea bucket is empty, these five activities are sure to capture kids’ imaginations and possibly set you up for some much-needed hammock time.

DIY Triathlon for the whole family

A triathlon consists of three parts: swimming, cycling and running. Modify your race with these ideas.

 

Spend a day at Centreville

I recently had my first Centreville experience, and it definitely won’t be my last.

Clothespin sunburst mirror and clothespin airplanes

Simple, wooden clothespins are a versatile craft supply.

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