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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.)

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. 

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.

How to make the most out of play time

Freestyle play has many benefits for kids, but it doesn’t always come naturally to grown ups.

Toy Guide 2016: School-Aged

These toys will give your school-aged child days filled with fun and laughter.

Lay the foundation for an active life

In today’s society, participation in physical activity isn’t very high on the daily list of priorities, even though we all know the amazing benefits of heart-pumping activity like increased fitness, reduced risk of chronic disease, and improved mental health and well-being.

Keep your child visible and safe in all conditions

Janice Biehn, Editor of ParentsCanada, recently tested out a new product perfect for Halloween!  The Albedo100 Reflective Sprays are designed to keep your child visible and safe in all conditions.  Not only are they safe for your child, but also odorless, rain resistant and easy to wash off.

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