A block party is a great way to spend a sunny day outside and get to know your neighbors. Set up the block party across front yards, backyards or in the middle of your street (check permit requirements). Gather the food, entertainment, and, of course, your neighbors for an easy party right outside your door.
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 doing activities. Over the last couple of decades, it has become more challenging to stay connected to nature activities and enjoy healthy living in Calgary. Many in Calgary 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 after school activities in Calgary with natural play spaces for children.
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