Outdoor play has a particular element of risk, which can be beneficial in childhood development. Exploring and having unstructured outdoor play benefit children who are natural risk-takers. Others are not comfortable taking many risks, but outdoor play offers the space to test out new things on their own time. When children learn to take on risks around them, they learn invaluable life skills and support a child’s emotional, behavioral, and intellectual development. Studies have shown that students who learn outdoors develop a strong sense of place and learn observation and problem-solving skills. Outdoor adventures also build confidence, teach teamwork, and how to persevere.
Strolling the same old neighborhood sidewalks and taking in the same scenery day after day with your pup can quickly become a bore… Read on for Calgary’s best urban walkabouts so Fido enjoys marking new territory in town while the rest of the family enjoys exploring unique locales in our great city, making the most of the ‘dog days’ of summer - and fall!
Charcuterie boards have made a comeback lately, yet they have been around forever if you consider the good ol’ cheese and cracker tray that is synonymous with any celebration, delicious snack to munch on while your eyes are glued to the game, or simply enjoying movie night at home. I think it is time to elevate this tried-and-true tradition and gear it toward the little ones! Not only are the 2.0 versions of charcuterie a delight to the taste buds, they are a delight to all of the senses, especially sight.
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