Underdog or Underduck? What is called when you push someone on a swing and run all the way underneath?
Are you a worrier about your kids on playgrounds? Me too. Do you think they’re too dangerous for your kids? Me too. But, playgrounds are SUPPOSED to be like that.
Winter is coming, so we are getting all the outdoor play done in shorts now. We are squeezing out every second of fall finding creative ways to play.
Tobogganing bans are the new thing in cities across North America. Fed up with lawsuits from reckless riders, city bureaucrats are banning toboggans from city hills. But not in Calgary. And, despite a close call with a cliff, I still take my kids out for a ride.
Guildford Town Centre in Surrey, BC has taken down their playground and put in iPads. Too many kids were getting hurt after being ignored. Now everyone loses.
The best playgrounds in Vancouver are the ones where mom and dad and the kids have fun. They are along the beaches, and they’re beautiful. Here’s my faves.
The best way to help your kids to fit in at school and make new friends is to bring a ball. It is a magnet for kids that always brings smiles all around.
The absolutely most perfect place to spend a day is the beach. Aspen Beach at Gull Lake features a long shallow shoreline where kids can run and play. Bring the buckets and shovels and sit on the grass while they dig and build and collaborate for hours. Too bad it took until the last weekend of summer for me to discover it.