Calming “needle nerves”

Calming “needle nerves”

With COVID-19 vaccinations now being made available to children as young as 5 in Manitoba, there’s a lot of talk about needles. And while most parents see this vaccination as a long-awaited safeguard against a deadly illness… to the kids now preparing to...
Making gift wrap at home

Making gift wrap at home

In many of our cultures, December is a month of gift-giving… and gift-wrapping. While your little ones aren’t yet shopping for their own gifts (unless it’s in our Centre’s special holiday store!), you *can* get them thinking intentionally about...
Preventing holiday “learning loss”

Preventing holiday “learning loss”

Classroom teachers have long known that extended breaks from school often lead to learning loss – a kind of educational “shrinkage” in which children forget things they’ve learned and skills they’ve developed in class. While the winter...
The gifts that matter

The gifts that matter

Every year, the holiday season brings me a feeling of combined nostalgia and gratitude. Of course, I get into holiday gift-giving. But the overriding feeling that characterizes the holidays for me is how incredibly lucky I am: to have a loving family, and to spend my...