One of the easiest ways to connect and experience joyful moments as a family is to have family date nights! You may be thinking to yourself: Our family spends a lot of time together already or, Our schedules are so busy, this is just another thing to add to the list! But, it is important to make sure that family time is intentional, meaningful, and has purpose. Here are some helpful tips to make the most of your time spent as a family.
Outdoor play has a particular element of risk, which can be beneficial in childhood development. Exploring and having unstructured outdoor play benefit children who are natural risk-takers. Others are not comfortable taking many risks, but outdoor play offers the space to test out new things on their own time. When children learn to take on risks around them, they learn invaluable life skills and support a child’s emotional, behavioral, and intellectual development. Studies have shown that students who learn outdoors develop a strong sense of place and learn observation and problem-solving skills. Outdoor adventures also build confidence, teach teamwork, and how to persevere.
Strolling the same old neighborhood sidewalks and taking in the same scenery day after day with your pup can quickly become a bore… Read on for Calgary’s best urban walkabouts so Fido enjoys marking new territory in town while the rest of the family enjoys exploring unique locales in our great city, making the most of the ‘dog days’ of summer - and fall!
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