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5 fun STEAM crafts to banish kid boredom when it’s -30ºC outside

There are a lot of fun activities to do outside during winter but when that temperature goes below -30, keeping warm inside is the way to go.

To keep your kids entertained indoors during these cold winter days, here are five Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) crafts to help keep them busy: 

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Five tips to enhance your child’s outdoor play with loose parts

In 2020, ParticipACTION published a report card for Canadian children on their daily behaviors such as active play, overall physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and sleep. The score for Overall Physical Activity was a D+ as only 39 percent of children aged 5 to 17 are getting the recommended daily amount of physical activity - this number is even lower in girls. The grade for Active Play (non-organized/unstructured leisure activities) was an F; this is a decline from a D assigned in 2018 (

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'Will you be my Valentine?’

Valentine’s Day, the day of love! It’s a holiday that was created by greeting card companies, but the idea wasn’t a bad one. After all, a day each year meant to proclaim your love for that special someone in your life can only be a good thing! Remember the old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? Well, the saying doesn’t apply only to men, as food is a universal language of love. This Valentine’s Day, try these fun dinner ideas for you and your sweetie!

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The top 10 Chinook activities for family fun without spending a ton!

One of the best things about living in southern Alberta is how a Chinook can make the cold dark days of winter seem like a distant memory.

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