Tag: kids

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Top Two Tips For Sending Kids Off to Camp

Now that summer is here, it’s time for your kids to have a little fun! Sending them to camp or other summer programs is a great way for them to learn new skills, make lifelong friends and just enjoy themselves. To help busy families, we’ve put together our top two tips for sending kids to...

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Student Safety-National School Safety Week

As we near the end of National School Safety Week in Canada, here’s a round up of initiatives to support student safety before and during school. Stay Safe while Walking to School Walking to and from school without an adult can be quite the adventure for young ones. Some embrace the independence, while some may approach...

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Heatstroke in Cars

Stories of children suffering from heatstroke in cars seem to be heard on a daily basis during the hot summer months. Just one of these stories happened on June 18th, as a young boy was left in the back of his father’s car when the father forgot to drop him off at daycare and proceeded...

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What To Know Before They Go: Kids Camp Safety

Hot days filled with kayaking, hiking, swimming, camp fires, new friends, and a sense of independence – it’s no wonder why young ones have a blast at summer camps! But before you sign your children up for a day or overnight camp, it’s important to go over safety with them. You should also be aware...

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ALTER: How to Prevent Child Falls

It can be easy to underestimate the impact of falls – we fall before we learn to walk and fall throughout our childhood, whether it’s running down a hill or falling off our bikes. While most of these falls are generally seen as something the kids will ‘walk-off’, it may be unsafe to always think...

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Safe Kids Week – Water Park Safety

Happy National Safe Kids Week! Safe Kids Week is an annual awareness campaign that focuses on the frequency and severity of preventable injuries for children. It encourages safety throughout our communities, and this year’s theme is water safety! Last month, our guest blogger Anita Reid provided us with some great information on pool safety, so...

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Fun ways for YOUth to prepare!

British Columbia Youth Week kicks off today! From now until May 7th, youth week is a time to celebrate and work towards a stronger connection between youth and their communities. Youth Week events highlight the abilities and accomplishment of youth, while also educating and empowering them to continue to positively impact their communities. We firmly...

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Spring Sports: Baseball

Spring is here! Well, almost. In any case, spring means the return of many sports, including baseball. In 2010, over 414,000 Americans were treated for baseball-related injuries, with over 282,000 of those players being 18 years old or younger. Injuries can certainly happen, but there are things that athletes, both young and old, can do...

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Children’s Allergies

Many parents have registered their children for camps and fun activities over Spring Break, and allergies are definitely atop the list of safety concerns during this time. Allergies are something to be aware and cautious of throughout the year, but sometimes can be overlooked for these special events and shorter stints with organizations. Did you...