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The Best Tips for Boosting Brain Development in Your Child

Feb 23 2018     /     , , ,

Written by: Jennifer Landis Children spring up like weeds, it’s true. Though the time you spend raising them feels like it flies by, that doesn’t compare to how quickly they learn. Up until age three, your child creates a million new neural connections every second that represent the endless potential of the developing brain’s architecture on […]

Sugar 101- Busting the Myths Around Sweet

Feb 22 2018     /     , , , , ,

We asked mom dietitian Andrea Holwegner, CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting and lead nutritionist to BrightPath early childhood education her thoughts on the sticky subject of sugar.  Here is what she had to say: 1.What is sugar and what is the difference between added sugar and natural sugar? Sugar is a type of carbohydrate. […]

Clean Air for Kids – 6 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Feb 20 2018     /     ,

Creating a safe, healthy home environment for children is of the utmost importance for their development and well-being. Parents employ numerous measures to make their homes safe, but they often overlook one of the most serious household problems – indoor air pollution. Poor indoor air quality can cause serious allergic reactions, trigger asthma and cause […]

Fight for a life – with a lottery ticket

Feb 9 2018     /    

In the early 1980s, studies showed about half the deaths due to trauma could have been prevented if patients had received critical care sooner. When Dr. Greg Powell lost a young mother, who was being transported from a rural area to Calgary by ground ambulance, he decided something had to change. That’s when he founded […]

Free Printable Puppy’s Valentine Word Scramble

Feb 6 2018     /     , ,

Help your children to explore with our Valentine puppies as they learn new words! For more fun reading activities, go to Education.com.    

The playmobil Ski Lodge is a perfect start to the Winter Olympics with kids!

Jan 31 2018     /     ,

In 2018 the next Winter Olympics will be held at Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9th to February 25th. There will be 102 events in 15 sports and we can’t wait to join in with the excitement! With the 2018 Winter Olympics just around the corner, your family can get in the spirit with playmobil’s new […]

5 Things You Should Know when Baby-Proofing Your Living Room

Jan 26 2018     /     , , , ,

Written by: Lana Hawkins Living rooms are hubs of domestic life where families spend quite a lot of time together. Most parents are worried about the dangers that wait outside, but know that there are many risks that also lurk right under your nose. A typical living room is littered with objects and furniture that can […]

Why Teaching Science to Young Children Is Important

Jan 22 2018     /     , ,

Written by: Jennifer Landis Science lessons were the ones that we most often looked forward to in school — we were nearly guaranteed some form of fun and entertaining experiment designed to teach us about the world around us. In spite of the growing number of STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — careers that […]

Snuggly Rascals Headphones are perfect for keeping warm while listening to your kids’ favourite music!

Jan 22 2018     /     ,

These comfy Snuggly Rascals headphones are perfect for travel, especially in the colder months! They are very kid friendly with fun colours and designs – choose from Unicorn, Giraffe, Penguin, Piggy, Plane, Monster, Cat and Chicken. My little guy’s favourite animal is a Giraffe so it was an obvious choice for us and he absolutely […]

The Best Healthy Snacks for Your Toddler

Jan 12 2018     /     , , ,

Written by: Jennifer Landis Getting toddlers to eat in some households is the equivalent of trying to herd cats into a room full of dogs— they’ll devour chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese, but if you try to get them to eat a vegetable, you’re in for the fight of your life. Their stubbornness doesn’t mean […]