Life with Kids

Arts education has lasting benefits beyond school years

Christine Peets “Art in and of itself is a basic human activity and children are all inherently creative, so we want to nurture that in a forward-thinking culture.” That was arts educator Gabriel Deerman’s first thought when asked about the main benefits of arts education. Deerman is an Ontario College of Teachers and Internationale Baccalaureate […]

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Health unit promotes tool to help parents manage mealtimes, child activity

Submitted by LGLDHU Do you have, care for, or work with a toddler or preschooler? Are you curious about a child’s eating habits? Are you looking for tips to make mealtimes easy or get kids excited about eating veggies? NutriSTEP® is a no-cost questionnaire that covers children’s eating, physical activity and screen time habits. The […]

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Adjusting to back to school routines

Sarah Cavanagh It’s the hap-happiest time of the year — back to school season is upon us and after a summer clunking around the house, some families are eager to see their small residents off to school for the day once again. Personally I have a tough time with back to school. I love summer […]

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