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7 Tips to Manage Your Child’s Busy Schedule
At Childventures, we see busy parents every single day and these are 7 tips that we often recommend to help manage a child’s busy schedule.  1. Write Everything Down  In your phone or a notebook, write down any scheduling detail that comes to mind. Many of us write down significant events but not the minor
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Is Your Child Ready for Grade 1?
Is my child ready for grade 1? This question often pops in and out of parents minds throughout the first 6 years of their child’s life. There are many factors that go into ensuring grade 1 readiness, both academically and socially.  In general, enrolling your children in junior and senior kindergarten is the simplest way
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Screen Time 101: Tips For Limiting Your Child’s Screen Time
In a world where we are surrounded by screens, it is difficult to teach our children to look away from the television, the computer, or the phone and explore the world around them. Screen time often takes away from active living for children and too much screen time has been known to lead to lower
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5 Potty Training Tips for Your Toddler
Potty training your child is no easy task. It’s hard to know what tactics will work well for one child, while be ineffective for another. Though no approach is 100% foolproof, we’ve put together 5 of our favourite tips to ensure your child is on the fast track to potty training success! Reading Together Just
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How Healthy Bodies Promote Healthy Minds
We all know that a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle are incredibly important for child’s physical health, but did you know that your child’s diet and fitness can also have an impact on their mental health? That’s right, eating well and exercising doesn’t just lead to improved physical fitness and health, it also helps
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Bundle Up For Some Winter Family Fun!
Winter is finally here! You know what that means: it’s time for some outdoor family fun. Before you can head outside with your child and start enjoying the snow, you should make sure that you’re appropriately dressed for the weather! While it’s definitely a lot of fun, the winter cold can also be very harmful
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Top Baby Names for 2016
Are you expecting a child in the coming year? Finding the right name for your child can be a tough task, but discovering the right one can be incredibly rewarding. While names like Olivia, Liam, Aiden, and Sophia have been popular for years, there are new trends that are starting to emerge in the world
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Making Family Resolutions
The upcoming New Year is a fantastic opportunity to identify good habits you want to begin, and to commit to keeping them up throughout the year. Though your children may not be quite as aware of the tradition of New Year’s resolutions, they can be a great way to come together and re-evaluate your family’s
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Healthy Holiday Treats
The holidays are just around the corner. Perhaps your celebrations have already started, which means ‘tis the season for presents, laughter, and those tasty holiday treats. From the delicious desserts to the seasonal favourites that only come once a year, it is easy to get caught up in the holiday fun and completely forgo those
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The Ultimate Family Holiday Playlist
With December well underway, everyday just inches closer to everyone’s favourite time of year: the Holidays! By now, you can’t step foot inside a store, mall, or restaurant without hearing familiar holiday tunes. Whether you are hosting your own holiday gathering, or just want some great background music for your days at home with your
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