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Outdoor Play

The days are now getting longer and with that comes more opportunities to spend time outdoors and even find a cheerful surprise here and there when the smaller flower bulbs try pushing their way thru the soil. Hopefully, the weather remains mild and we don’t have to experience the bitter cold of last December. But if we do get another blast of winter, there’s so much more to do in the snow besides building snowmen or making snow angels. Check out 29 fun games kids can play in the snow for some creative ideas from Active for Life.

Stay Active! Trying to keep children physically fit indoors can sometimes be a challenge, check out GoNoodle on YouTube, it’s a channel that is filled with dance along videos like Unicorn Noodles, Dance in SpaceThe Penguin Song and more! These fun dance videos can inspire movement and fitness in your little ones.

Six All About Me Themed Activities for Preschoolers – More than superheroes and more than episodes of Paw Patrol, a preschooler’s favourite topic to talk about is themselves. Anyway, shouldn’t it be? Check out a list from HiMama of activities including, free printables!

The Best Toys for Babies Don’t Do Anything – A new grandmother wants to know what the best toys (play objects) are for her grandchild and asks Magda Gerber, Seeing Babies with New Eyes the question. Read her response for grandma, parents and professionals here.

Is your child going to kindergarten in September? Registration is required, please contact your local school district for details.
Burnaby School District 41:
New Westminster School District 40:
Tri-Cities School District 43:

Circle of Friends Family Resource Program has added additional visitors to their program! Learn more.

FamilySmart understands the importance of parents and caregivers, and that they might need some support too. Parent Peer Support Workers are available to connect with parents and caregivers throughout the Fraser region. Visit for more information.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program – This is a free parenting program for families with children aged 0-5 years, available Wednesdays, February 1, to March 9, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Sessions will be on Zoom. For more information or to register, call The Lower Mainland Purpose Society at 778-727-0786 or email

An Indigenous scholar has been named to the Order of Canada – Margo Greenwood of Vernon has helped shape Canadian and international policies on children’s rights and is among the 18 from B.C. to receive the honour. Read The Province article now.

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