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If the long-range forecast is correct, Calgarians are in for a longer, colder, and snowier winter than we had last year. While some of you may be cheering, others may be wondering how to keep the kids entertained through these long, cold months. First and foremost, it’s about attitude - if you complain about the cold weather, so will your kids. If you dress for the cold weather, there’s absolutely no reason not to get outside and enjoy our beautiful Calgary sunshine and view of the Rocky Mountains. Also, winter offers us a great opportunity to slow down, get a little creative, and maybe even get around to some tasks we’ve been putting off all year. Here’s my list of top 5 boredom busters for tweens and teens.
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.
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 Calgary’s 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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