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6 tips for encouraging kids to write

Penning letters and jotting down stories and plays are all ways to get your kids to practise writing. (And we bet they won’t even notice.)

Pipe cleaner pencil toppers

Proven fact: school work is more fun when there's a fuzzy, twisty, googly-eyed monster sitting proudly atop your pencil. Gather your supplies, it's time for arts and crafts. 

Does Every Canadian Kid Need To Learn To Skate And Play Hockey?

Hockey is the Canadian pastime. Here's how to know if this time-honoured tradition is a good fit for your child.

Are you signing up your kids for too many activities?

Here's how to know if you've bitten off more than you can chew.

So your kid’s in a cast… now what?

Not only are fractures and breaks painful for little bones, but thinking of ways to keep your little one entertained for the next six weeks until the cast comes off can seem an impossible task. Here are a few ways we’ve discovered can make life with a cast tolerable for your kid—and you!

Why I Choose HIGH FIVE for My Kids’ Camps

HIGH FIVE is a quality standard used by organizations to deliver children's programs where kids have positive experiences, participate fully, make friends, learn skills and have fun.

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Overnight camp preparation for the whole family

Your camper-to-be isn’t the only one who needs the rundown on what to expect at overnight camp. We talked to the experts for tips for Mom and Dad, too.

Full-body rock-paper-scissors

A lot of parents find it difficult to fit exercise into their busy schedules, but news flash: You don’t need to take up running or join a gym to get moving.

How to encourage your reluctant swimmer

Communicating with kids about swimming and water play is tricky because of the inherent mixed messages.

One parent learns to embrace her inner hockey mom

Cold mornings at arenas and weekend tournaments weren’t part of this parent’s reality, until she agreed to help out.

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