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Math: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” “Change for Change sake.” Both are commonly used phrases…but when it comes to teaching math, we would say the first is a good rule to live by! Over the years, education philosophy and curriculum have changed – especially as technology becomes more... Read more
Physiotherapy for KIDS – how is it different than for adults?
By Andrea Mendoza, Pediatric Physiotherapist at Kids Physio Group Previously published on OrthoCanada Blog, July 2014 Physiotherapy is a never-ending puzzle. That’s the challenge of this profession – we are constantly being driven to expand our knowledge of anatomy and musculoskeletal function, amp up our assessment and treatment techniques,... Read more
The Death of the Ice Cream Truck
It is important to us that our girls eat healthy and we limit ‘treats’ as much as possible in our home.  Having said that, we will head out for frozen yogurt on a hot sunny day.  We’re strict about it, but within reason Something happened the other day at... Read more
At the park the other morning, I pulled out Portia’s snack bag as it had been about 1.5 hours from the time she had breakfast, and I knew she would be hungry. Brian and I had just picked up some pastries to nibble on between breakfast and lunch as... Read more
Seymour Heights Parent Participation Preschool
I was contacted by a fellow North Vancouver mama who was hoping to spread the word about the preschool that her child attends.  Finding the right preschool for your child(ren) can be nerve-racking and challenging at times.  I thought it would be useful for parents to hear about one... Read more
Last night, I read an article in the North Shore News about yet another incident of a young girl being abused by a stranger. If you haven’t read the article, here it is.  This is the second occurrence in North Vancouver in the past month.  It sends chills through my whole... Read more
Upcoming Events & Activities for Kids- North Shore and Nearby
Spring has arrived in Vancouver! Just in time for summer!  It’s time to get outside and enjoy what our beautiful city has to offer, while creating exciting and meaningful experiences for our kidlets!   Here are some upcoming events for you and your family to enjoy: 1) May 25th... Read more
Gymboree…Where both you and your kids can play!
“We Dont Stop Playing Because We Grow Old. We Grow Old Because We Stop Playing” ~ George Bernard Shaw Oh what a surprise! We woke up to rain on the North Shore the other morning!  No worries. I had a trick up my sleeve to keep my active 19... Read more
Maplewood Farm- A real life ‘Old MacDonald’ experience for children
I can’t believe my daughter is already 18 months old and we just made it to Maplewood Farm for the first time last week!  Some of my friends swear by it for a great outing with their child(ren) and then I have other parent-friends that don’t even know it... Read more
Saint Andrew’s Park, North Vancouver
Spring has sprung in Vancouver and it is time to spend as much time outdoors as we can before the rain sets in again! Saint Andrew’s Park is probably my favourite park in North Vancouver.  It is on the corner of 11th and St. Georges behind St. Andrew’s Church.... Read more