Camping Programming Ideas

One of the best parts of summer is spending the majority of your time outdoors. The weather is warm, the trees and vegetation are plentiful, the days are long and the stars shine brightly. Summer makes most people feel amazing, especially after a long Canadian winter. One of my personal favourite pastimes during the summer …

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Fun Fall Programming

The autumn season offers multiple opportunities for nature exploration, and naturally raises a lot of questions: Why do the leaves change? Why does the temperature grow colder? Why do we need coats during the daytime? Why are the leaves falling off of the trees? Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween and Remembrance Day? All of …

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Questions to Ask When Looking for a Home Daycare

It's terrifying to leave your child with anyone. It's even more terrifying for you to even think about leaving your child with a stranger. I was absolutely riddled with anxiety when I faced the reality of having to go back to work after my maternity leave with my first. She was a difficult baby and …

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Toddler Memory: Exploring Recall

My daughter is two and a half come the end of July. She is on track with all of her milestones, and has developed in all areas of her life. Her language has exploded, she is able to recognize colors, shapes and beginning letters, and she is starting to discover that she is capable of …

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Child Development Checklists

Every child develops at their own pace. Some children will accomplish certain milestones before other children, and professionals use guidelines in the form of checklists to gauge a rough estimate of when each child should hit those milestones. If a child doesn't hit the milestone around the average time, it's okay. My daughter, as a …

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