Creative fitness

Creative fitness

At first, many of us conceive of “creativity” as an activity pursued sitting down. But just look at the photo above from our Yellow Room! Creating visual art is a physical activity (even if you do it sitting down…), and you can do it in ways that...
Screens vs. sleep

Screens vs. sleep

This is NOT a post about how you shouldn’t let your kids use screens. For many families, screens are part of the way we learn, the way we relax, and increasingly, the way we socialize and keep in touch with loved ones. This IS a post about minimizing the...
5 ways to protect your kids’ skin in winter

5 ways to protect your kids’ skin in winter

Many of us have chased our kiddos around with a bottle of sunscreen during the summer. We know how important it is for their skin health *and* for their comfort, as the sun can burn their tender skin in short order during the hot days of summer. But in the winter, we...
Get the kids out while the sun is up!

Get the kids out while the sun is up!

We all know we need fresh air and physical activity to be healthy… but there’s another factor we sometimes forget: sunlight. Winnipeg winters afford us precious little access to the sun if we’re indoors between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., which many working...
Exercise games

Exercise games

Here’s a fun way to get everyone in the family moving, even if it’s an indoor day: the exercise game! Download and print our “dice,” then put them together following the instructions provided. When you’re ready to play, have your littlest...
Trick-or-treating… in a pandemic?

Trick-or-treating… in a pandemic?

Dietarily speaking, trick-or-treating is rarely the healthiest activity kids engage in. But there’s such a joy in the community of it, not to mention an evening walking outside in the fresh air. And this year, Hallowe’en is on a Saturday night, during a...