Hello and Happy Monday! We hope you enjoyed some summer fun, this weekend!
Despite spending times outdoors, we are trying to stick with our reading routine to avoid the #summerslide. We love fairy tales - they offer a sense of escape, develop the imagination, and are simply magical!
Once upon a time the famous physicist Albert Einstein was confronted by an overly concerned woman who sought advice on how to raise her small son to become a successful scientist. In particular she wanted to know what kinds of books she should read to her son.
“Fairy Tales,” Einstein responded without hesitation.
“Fine, but what else should I read to him after that?” the mother asked.
“More fairy tales,” Einstein stated.
“And after that?”
“Even more fairy tales,” replied the great scientist, and he waved his pipe like a wizard pronouncing a happy end to a long adventure.
¨Today´s special moments are tomorrow´s memories.¨
This is where frogs chat to princesses, wolves huff and puff, and gingerbread men run away...check out these (short) readings of the classics.
¨Remember, you´re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.¨
- Snow White
Here is an interesting article about why the ages 2 - 7 matter so much for brain development and more about Einstein!
¨My heart has wings and I can fly. I´ll touch every star in the sky. So this is the miracle I´ve been dreaming of.¨
Hello everyone! Did you have a busy weekend outside? Here are some ideas to have an energetic week!
Do you have a child interested in skateboarding? Here are some Skateboarding 101 tips and how to choose a helmet!
“Hopefully, kids realize you can do anything you want.
Skateboarding can be that gateway.”
~ Ryan Sheckler
Do you have a fidget spinner in your toy box? Here are some fun activities to try with it!
“Nothing lights up a child’s brain like play.” ~ Dr. Stuart Brown
Here are some ideas for being active without sports, including: hiking, biking and yoga. And ideas on how to get kids to love being active!
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” ~ Diane Ackerman
Here is a fun way to learn your ´ABCs´, make your body into a life size alphabet! Have fun!
This week´s blog post is all about water, safety, and bubbles! Read on.....
Every child loves a sprinkler! Here are some games to play while the garden is also being watered!
Check out this list for some of the best swim spots in Powell River and a strong reminder about water safety from a drowning investigator.
Easy backyard summer games are a must on sunny days, here are some ideas! Including simple things like water balloons, a game of drip, drip, drop (like duck, duck, goose), and sponge toss!
Most summer activities and camps are cancelled; but, the magic of the season is not! Let´s try to recreate that fun and magic at home! Find some ideas here!
Here are some fantastic camp ideas, including: throwing a living room camp out, card games, scavenger hunts, and water balloon fights! This list includes 7 camp games which consider physical distancing.
If you are comfortable with your child attending an actual day camp, this one for 4 - 6 year olds, happening July 20 - 24 in Powell River, looks amazing!
This is an interesting article about the least and most risky activities to consider this summer. Hint: hiking, beaches and other outdoor activities are the safest choices.
Children today are playing outside less than our generation. Now is the time to get outdoors! Here is a great resource as to why it is so important for our children.
Jumpstart, Canadian Tire´s program which supports all children gaining access to sport and physical activity, is offering this virtual summer camp. You can also follow their Facebook page.
And, if you have a nature lover in your crew, consider this BC Wildlife Federation Virtual camp. For a cost of $20 (use code ´ohcanada´ at checkout for $10 off until July 11), you can purchase a ´Camp pass´ that will give you access to 7 weeks of weekly courses, on topics such as: bees/pollination, survival skills, ecosystems and animal identification. Best for children 4+
We only have 18 summers with our ´babies´! Let´s embrace those warm evenings, sprinkler games, and sticky ice cream fingers! Have a good week!
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