• Happy Halloween?

    I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with Halloween!  I love costumes and being a part of a community wide celebration.  It reminds me of cultural festivals we don’t have in North America where people pour into […]

  • Virtual Early Learning program

    If the weather has got you in the house, there is a Virtual StrongStart program you can access.  The program also helps you get access to FREE online books. Deb Wormley works with the Northern […]

  • November Early Learning Calendars

    Happy SNOVEMBER!  Welcome winter!  Living here for 37 years has taught me that the best way to survive winter is to keep active and stay involved.  As we transition into winter, I hope you continue […]

  • Take Me Outside Day

    Thursday, October 25 is Take Me Outside Day.  Inspired by Richard Louv’s work on nature deficit disorder, this national celebration reminds us of the restorative power of nature on our kids. Colin and his Take […]

  • Bring back play

    The ParticipACTION website has a great post on the benefits of play and physical activity. Lifestyle-Tips – Active Play

  • Imaginative Play

    We are all getting the message that play is essential to optimal human development.  Here Vivian Gussin Paley, celebrated author of multiple books about story telling and imaginative play with young children, speaks about the […]

  • A dancing perspective

    The weather put a damper on the Family Week Barn Dance.  We had a smaller crowd than expected for the dance at Alwin Holland.   By 7:45, though, my daughter and I had made a dozen […]

  • StrongStart Family Gym Night

    As part of Fort St. John Loves Families Week, SD 60 hosted a StrongStart Family Gym Night at Robert Ogilvie.  It was a wonderful evening.  So wonderful, in fact, that many friends did not want […]

  • Great books to read with Infants and Toddlers

    We’ve all got books galore kicking around.  But if you’re looking for a list of FAVOURITES, check out this blog post. Click here to get more info about the books below.  Great books to read […]

  • Family Week Kick-off event

    This Saturday is the Kick-off to Fort St. John Loves Families Week. To download or print this pamphlet, please click here Family Week 2012 Bulletin Come have your photo taken as a family at Home […]