While you are chasing your toddler around the grocery store or answering your preschooler’s question for the tenth time, an older mom watches you nostalgically and says to you in the checkout line, “I know you’re tired now, but it goes by so fast.” You may be so busy taking care of your preschooler that enjoying them may be a stretch some days. It only takes a few minutes to make a memory, though.
Southern Alberta is full of incredible world-class museums and heritage sites for your family to explore year-round! Many of these museums have special hands-on sections for little ones to enjoy, or special kid-friendly exhibits. All of these museums are either in Calgary or within a two-hour drive.
Is your child at risk for “Nature Deficit Disorder”? Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder, coined this term which describes the growing social phenomenon of spending more time indoors with technology instead of outdoors in nature. Over the last couple of decades, it has become more challenging to stay connected to nature in Calgary. Many Calgarians now choose to live in high-density housing like a condo townhouse or apartment. This may be an economical or a personal lifestyle choice. Whatever the reason, it makes it more difficult to find safe, natural play spaces for children.
Pearhead® Felt Belly Stickers: These First Year Felt Belly Stickers are the cutest stickers for recording your child’s growth during their first 12 months! These deluxe monthly stickers are designed with layered felt and animal motifs. So easy to use - just stick on your baby’s covered belly and snap a photo! Includes 12 adorable animal shaped stickers. For more information, visit pearhead.com. Purchase at oyaco.com.
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