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What's New in the New Year for 2017?

MERRITHEW™ launched its award-winning kids’ product line in 2014 with the intention to inspire kids to be healthy by providing them with top-quality, safe products with fun, gender-neutral designs. These kids’ products are free of toxins, heavy metals, and phthalates, and encourage fitness in a variety of activities (exercise, yoga, playtime, and more!). Purchase at merrithew.com/shop/fitness-accessories/pilates-for-kids.

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How to Rock Family Fun Night

When your kids were younger, family fun took centre stage, whether that meant a riveting game of Chutes and Ladders or a backyard lightsaber duel. But now that the kids are older, how do you get your tweens and teens to want to hang out with ‘the folks’? Besides creating great memories, family fun nights with tweens and teens also means parents worry less about where the kids are going, who they’re with, and what they’re doing. To make ‘hanging with the family’ something tweens and teens look forward to, try these ideas to jumpstart your family fun night. 

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Five Alberta Parks to Visit this Winter

It’s always fun to visit someplace new as a family, discover a new favorite trail, and perhaps even try out a new sport. And while the summertime may seem like the best time to go ‘exploring,’ personally, my family likes to visit new places in the wintertime. Summer’s such a short season and tends to get filled up with revisiting our favorite parks and campgrounds. Winter, on the other hand, at least in Alberta, is long and tends to drag on for five or more months, so it’s the perfect time to come up with creative destinations to explore, then take a trip and try something new.

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Let’s Hear It for the Toys! Calgary’s Child Magazine’s 2016 Holiday Wish List

Santa Claus (*ahem) is coming to town in less than two months. The countdown is on… are you ready? With old man winter spewing frozen ice and snow, getting into the spirit of holiday shopping when it’s miserable outside can be challenging and - let’s face it - often put off until the last minute. But fear not, weary parents, we at Calgarys Child are always on top of our toy game pre-holiday rush and we laugh in the face of old man winter ‘cuz we’ve already done the shopping for you! From babe to tween, we’ve got top-notch toys for every age and stage in-between.

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