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Get Your Kids to Eat Everything, the French Way

Ask my children what their favorite foods are, and the answer might surprise you. Seven-year-old Sophie loves beets and broccoli, leeks and lettuce, mussels and mackerel—in addition to the usual suspects, like hot dogs, pizza, and ice cream. Claire, her three-year-old sister, loves olives and red peppers, although her all-time favorite is creamed spinach. Living as we do in Vancouver,… Read more →

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When is it Too Hot or Cold for Outside Play?

Watching the weather is part of a child care providers job. Planning for playtime, field trips, or weather safety is part of the daily routine. The changes in weather require the child care provider to monitor the health and safety of children. What clothing, beverages, and protections are appropriate? Clothe children to maintain a comfortable body temperature (warmer months – lightweight cotton,… Read more →

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How to find the best after school activity for your child

Do think you have a little Picasso on your hands? Or perhaps a budding Baryshnikov or mini Meryl Streep? Well, why not encourage that creative talent or sporting ability? But what should you look for when searching for after school programs or activities for your child? And how does a parent choose between sports training or creative classes? Here’s how… Read more →

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