My family loves to read. And we love sharing great books with others and discovering new reads. So when I heard about the Little Free Library movement, I knew we had to get involved. These small book-filled structures situated along neighborhood sidewalks encourage passers-by to take home any book they fancy and invite them to participate by donating books if they wish. In our case, though, we didn’t only want to visit a Little Free Library - we wanted to host one. If you would like to do the same, then read on!
Do you want to go on a real-life treasure hunt? Then you have gotta try geocaching! If you’ve never heard of it, it is an activity loved by people of all ages across the globe. Best of all, it’s practically free to do, is a great way to get some exercise and is especially good as a family activity.
Creative play is the way young children learn. From babyhood on, children use their physical bodies, their imaginations and their relationships with others as they play out stories and situations to make sense of the world around them. Pretending is the way they practice social skills, learn to express their truest feelings and fears; it’s how they manage emotions and solve problems. For today’s busy families, time for unstructured creative play is in short supply. There are jobs and school and sports and community obligations. Our schedules are full. Creative play requires both open spaces of time and an environment conducive to pretending, creating and, yes, to making messes.
Calgary’s Child Magazine © 2017 Calgary’s Child