Announcements to stay at home during various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic sent mixed messages to parents across North America and the world. In the beginning stages, families took the message literally and locked themselves indoors. What did this do to the overall health of our children?
As many celebrate #internationalstarwarsday and nerds unite to celebrate this May 4th, ahem - "May The 4th Be With You"... let’s reflect on the wisdom of the Jedi, The Force, and all those who bring balance to the galaxy. Here are our top eight lessons Star Wars has taught us about Adventure.
Camping with the kids: bags exploding, dirt everywhere, cuts and bruises… also the most fun you’ll have all year. Without breaking the bank, we’re bringing you 7 camping hacks you didn’t know you needed - until now.
Winter is here – and the current health restrictions can make you feel like hibernating till next spring. But we’re strong, tough Canadians – we don’t let a little cold or snow get in our way of a good time. Whether it’s a birthday or milestone, an outdoor party can be a lot of fun.
This fall leaf craft is great for kids of all ages. BONUS: it's relatively simple and everything that’s needed, you should have on hand. All you need is half an hour, some wax paper, leaves, and a glue stick (optional to add a construction paper border around the edges).
With Canada Day quickly approaching, we wanted to take some time to reflect on the wealth of our National Parks - coast to coast. These vast spaces of protected land are what makes Canada beautiful and unique. Here are some of the coolest facts we found that you may have not known about our parks.
Natural navigation means orienting yourself and crossing a landscape without needing to rely on technology like maps, gps or compass. Developing natural navigational awareness can really help you get your bearings if you ever get lost - and it will make outdoor exploration more meaningful and exciting!
As a pediatrician, I spend a lot of my time counseling families on healthy lifestyle changes for both prevention and treatment of a variety of medical conditions. Outdoor play has the potential to improve the health of Canadian children in many ways: by naturally reducing screen time, increasing physical activity, and providing opportunity for healthy parent-child relationship development.