Archive for July, 2011
Summer is a great way to get your kids up and active… because they can go outside. But sometimes it’s hard to motivate them to get up and get going. Our friends at Calgary’s Child Magazine has some great tips to get them moving!
Get Moving — Together – Calgary’s Child Magazine
Kids are naturally active and fit right?
Not necessarily, according to Stats Canada the average Canadian child spends 25 to 30 hours each week sitting behind a school desk and more than 26 hours a week watching TV. It’s no wonder children today are up to 40% less active than they were 30 years ago.
So, what can we as parents do to encourage fitness?
Play is important for everyone — parents and kids — as it provides
balance in our lives. Children need to see you play and be active too!
Plan a regular family activity together. Go biking, or hiking, play ball,
pack a picnic, or simply play at the park.
If you run or walk, let the kids ride their bikes with you.
Look for ways to add activity to your day, head out first for a walk
to the video store before you curl up on the couch.
The choices are endless and the benefits are priceless — So get moving together.
For more great and helpful tips visit www.calgaryschild.com
Bonus Code: PLAY
Calgary’s Child Magazine always has some GREAT reminders of all the fun activities to do around town! Here’s a few!
*Summer months, 10am to 3:30 pm; Free Park n’ Play Program offered by The City of Calgary. An outdoor program for children six to 12. Games, crafts and tons of fun. For more information, contact 3-1-1 or visit www.calgary.ca/cns for dates and locations in your community.
*Summer months, 10am to Noon; Free Stay n’ Play Program offered by The City of Calgary. For ages three to five. Children must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. For more information, contact 3-1-1 or visit www.calgary.ca/cns for dates and locations in your community.
Summer months, Mon. to Fri. 10am to 6pm and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm; Kayben Farms Sunshine Adventure Park. 12+ acres of nature and farm for your kids to discover, learn and have fun! For more information, visit www.kayben.com.
*Summer months; Join the Scholastic Summer Challenge, an online resource inviting kids to log their minutes spent reading as they Read for the World Record. Visit www.scholastic.com/summer to input reading minutes, take weekly challenges and win great prizes.
Ongoing; Bowden Sunmaze. Canada’s only sunflower maze! Farm animals, U-pick vegetables and U-pick flowers. Located one hour north of Calgary. For more information, visit www.sunmaze.ca or eaglecreekfarms.ca.
Ongoing; Special Exhibit at Fort Calgary – The Canoe: A Canadian Cultural Icon shows the importance of canoeing in Canadian history and culture. In this exhibit, visitors can attempt to load a canoe with trade items to prepare for its journey. For more information, visit www.fortcalgary.com.
Ongoing; Ignite! Discover! Explore at the Firefighters Museum of Calgary! For more information, visit www.firefightersmuseum.org.
Open mid-July to late October; Calgary Corn Maze, Petting Zoo & Pumpkin Patch. Experience the giant corn mazes, barnyard petting zoo, jumping pillows, tractor train rides, pig races, corn cannons, fall pumpkin patch and so much more! For more information, visit www.calgarycornmaze.com.
For more GREAT ideas go to Calgary’s Child Magazine.
Bonus Code: AWESOME
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
Thanks to Calgary’s Child Magazine for the list of Stampede Breakfasts! Get the low down on all the summer activites from Calgary’s Child Magazine online at http://www.calgaryschild.com
YAHOO! GET YOUR EAT ON STAMPEDE BREAKFASTS
Calgary Co-op Stampede Breakfasts. To find a breakfast in your neighborhood, visit calgarycoop.com.
July 9, 9 to 11am; Join Southcentre for a Pink Stampede Breakfast. Wear pink to show your support for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and enjoy pink pancakes! North parking lot. For more information, visit southcentremall.com.
July 10, 8am to 11am; Yeeha! Kulinary Kids and the Calgary Kids Club will be Flippin Flapjacks in the Avenida Place parking lot. Free pancake breakfast, lots of activities for the kids, and much more!
July 11, 7am to 10am; Suncor Family Fun Day Breakfast. Admission to Stampede Park is free until 9am. For a full listing of stampede breakfasts, visit stampedecaravan.com and click on ‘Schedule.’
July 14, 9 to 11am; Free Stampede Breakfast at Southland Leisure Centre. Come on down to SLC for food, music, dancing, petting zoo, face painting and more! 2000 Southland Drive SW.
BONUS CODE: Yummy