It’s another snowy day and the kids are going crazy. They have done all the regular activities such as skating, sledding, baking cookies and playing with friends. You look at the calendar, only four more months of winter to go. With our Calgary winters often being long and chilly, it is time to get creative.
What child doesn’t love a treasure hunt? Armed with a list of items to find, summertime presents the perfect opportunity for children to discover the treasures, both large and small, that nature has to offer. Taking time to observe nature through an interactive lens teaches children about nature, but will also inspire them to develop an appreciation of the beauty that surrounds them.
It’s hard to believe that as of this month, most students will have completed another school year. Some look forward to the long stretch without homework and school-related responsibilities with excitement. Others feel apprehensive about not seeing their pals every day, are sorry to say goodbye to a special teacher and will miss the routine that a school day provides. As parents, we too often look towards the summer holidays with mixed emotions – we’re glad to be free of school lunch preparation first thing every morning, figuring out car pool schedules and extra-curricular activities for a couple of months.
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