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Smiling mother sits on the floor with her toddler daughter, who plays with a truck

The days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer and much is changing all around us! The warmer weather means our cold winter storms are behind us and we can look forward to enjoying more of our day outdoors.  

Outdoor play for children is exhilarating and it’s not too late to embrace outdoor activities when you’re a non-sporty parent! Sports aren’t the only way to get moving. Check out these great suggestions from Active for Life for other ways to get active — both on your own and with your family. 
  
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” 
-Margaret Atwood 


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Mommy Confessionals: Virtual Living Room – Have you wondered if the things you say as a parent are weird or off-side but completely normal? Topics change weekly each Tuesdays from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Email pspgroupsignup@cameray.ca or learn more about this group and register here
  
Westcoast Family Centres Calendar – Evidence-based programs and workshops focused on strengthening your connection with your child and family. Learn more
  
Benefits for Life: Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years – Together, BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and Child Health BC, as part of the “Feelings First” initiative, have collaborated on this latest podast episode. Listen now
 
Dad Central Fatherhood Fundamentals Course – Dad Central is offering a FREE, three-part, fatherhood fundamentals online course that saves dads time, money and their sanity. Learn more
  
Supporting Parents along the Road to Kindergarten (S.P.A.R.K) – Come together with other families who have children the same age to exchange ideas and celebrate learning and growth in the Tri-Cities, SD43. Dates are by age group – March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30 and April 6 on Wednesdays, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Registration is required; visit www.westcoastfamily.org/events for more info. Read “5 G.R.E.A.T. Study Habits Every Kid Should Know” for ideas to help your child learn helpful study habits when they begin school. 
  
Ready, Set, Learn – SD43 Parents and caregivers of 3- to 5-year-olds are invited to join virtual sessions designed to support their children’s learning and development as they grow into lifelong learners. This free early-learning event is sponsored by the Ministry of Education. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Vanderwood, Early Learning Coordinator, at dvanderwood@sd43.bc.ca. To register, click here
  
Healthy, on-the-go snacks for active kids – Check out Active for Life tried-and-tested snack ideas and genius tips for minimizing messes in the car when you’re all en route to after-school activities. Learn more.