Playgrounds

The 10 Mom Types That You'll Find at the Park

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Moms at the park playing with their kids are a common sight in most neighborhoods. Not surprisingly then, is it any wonder that there are as many different types of moms at the park as there are days of the week? Read on and you'll find that you'll likely recognize at least a few of these parents at your local playground.

Healthy Kids Need Time in Nature

David Suzuki | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Ontario's Healthy Kids Panel recently proposed a strategy to help kids get onto a path to health. Being in nature is good for all of us. The problem is that the path doesn't lead them into nature. People who get outside regularly are less stressed, have more resilient immune systems and are generally happier. And it's good for our kids.

Are We Childhood-Proofing Our Kids?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

Into every childhood there must fall some skinned knees. Some bumps and bruises and yes, maybe even some crutches. The "be carefuls" I hear in the park make my heart sink a bit. When we set our little ones down in the sand, should we check for choking hazards or should we should hand them a shovel and tell them to dig to Middle Earth?

Attention Getter: Playgrounds Crocheted Together With Nylon

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living

There are few things that bring joy to a child's eyes the way a really awesome playground can -- so just imagine how they'd feel approaching a massive...

Tips for Surviving the Dreaded Playdate

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Having kids means having playdates -- events for which there are no guidelines, and a lot of potential problems. Here are some basic rules for making it through a playdate with your bases covered, the little ones happy and best of all: your sanity.