Kid-friendly Hallowe’en pumpkin-decorating

The whole family can have fun picking out pumpkins at Schwabe Pumpkins near St. Andrews. In addition to pumpkins, it offers activities and great family photo opp spots. (Here, Karolina and Cory’s daughter has a rest in the witches’ cauldron, much to her...
Brightling’s new family-participation storytime

Brightling’s new family-participation storytime

For almost two decades, Brightling Academy has run a popular Home Reading program for our children. Every child had a personalized cloth bag, and would choose a book from our in-centre library each week to take home to read with their families. The following week the...
Neighbourhood scavenger hunt

Neighbourhood scavenger hunt

Here’s a way to add some fun to your family walks around the neighbourhood: visual scavenger hunts. Before setting out, make a list of 12 things the family might see during the walk – and then encourage/help your kids “win” by finding...
Make giant bubbles at home

Make giant bubbles at home

Over the years, Brightling children have been delighted by visits from Karlheinz the Bubbleman, who creates fun with enormous soap bubbles. Karlheinz has been kind enough to share his “recipe” for super-duper bubbles on his website, with instructions you...
5 healthy snacks to get them back on track

5 healthy snacks to get them back on track

Strava, the social network for athletes, analyzed 31.5 million posts and determined that most new year’s resolutions are kaput by January 12th. Right now, when new year’s resolutions seem more like years than months ago, many of our healthy routines have gone a bit...