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Children need to find their own voice. This can be in terms of the choice of their own style in clothing, their favourite foods or in the way they like to move. Every child likes finding their own way of doing things, but it sometimes takes a while for them to do so. That being said, there a few ways that you can help your child in finding their own “movement voice.”

If you’ve been reading child development literature you know that play is essential for optimal human growth. Sometimes we forget, however, that teenagers also want and need to play. In fact, play is beneficial at every age, and adults have a lot to gain from it whether they are parents or not.
 

It’s December 12. Not for you, but try to remember. Before your New Year’s hangover and the sweet turns you carved through the crowds. Before it started to get really crazy and really fun. Dec. 12 was the morning it snowed 45 fresh and fluffy cm’s. A Wednesday. First official pow day. 

Playing can be initiated and happen in many ways. As an educator, my teaching journey has led me to explore the deeper aspects and benefits of child-lead learning, much of which happens through play. It can be very difficult for adults to be patient, step back and observe; however, uninterrupted play initiated by children serves their future selves through a variety of ways. 

You have probably heard parents admit that parenting is the most demanding work they have ever done and that nothing in the whole world is as important to them as their young ones.

Now there’s a new revolution. Once again, the voices are rising up. The message is singular and strong. It’s coming from Hollywood and Hosmer and all places in between. Celebrities and teenagers and my seven-year-old. It won’t waver and it won’t disappear. Kindness. #bekind. It’s everywhere.

Event Date: 
Monday, December 24, 2018
Time: 
4:00pm - 4:45pm

A family and child-friendly event. Wear your PJs to Church and enjoy a special story, a festive meal and lots of songs.

Some of us look back on our teenage years with fondness as we recall the freedom, friends, and fun we had. A sense of nostalgia might have us smiling about a simpler time, but sometimes we forget the pressures that go along with being young.

For six years Shelby has been documenting her children’s lives. Squeals of delight and sprinklers and cannon balls. It’s all there, typed out on yellowing clips of folded paper with a stamp-sized picture of her face at the top.

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Santa down at Montane Barn for pictures with the Minis by Kyle Hamilton ($10 for 5 x 7, $20 for an 8 x 10).

There will be hot cocoa and apple cider, Christmas carolers, fire pits to warm up by and Mike Penny will be wood carving and selling some of his sculptures. They will also be rolling out their Miniature Herd Sponsorship program.