Summer is always an exciting time of year with the end of school and the beginning of long hot days and vacation time. It's a great time for kids and families with so much to see and do! A recent Canadian survey found that children today spend about half as much time playing outdoors as their parents did, so we are encouraging you to reverse this trend this summer!! There are many fun things to do with your children, rain or shine to encourage their development and growth while having fun outdoors. Enjoy!
There is lots to celebrate in June and July as well -
We want to take this opportunity to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all our Wee Watch fathers, uncles and grandparents! Celebrating dad provides a children with an opportunity to express love and respect for their father and the sentiment goes a long way in strengthening the father-child relationship and consequently the emotional development of the child.
June 21 marks National Aboriginal Day, a celebration of Indigenous culture and heritage. It is a day to recognize and acknowledge the valuable contribution of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian society and is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples.
Many of our families will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on June 26th. Eid is a holiday celebrated by Muslims that marks the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting. It is a time for family to join together and celebrating a special bond with each other over some delectable food.
Of course this year we have a special Canada Day on July 1st- Celebrating our 150th year.
There are many way to celebrate this milestone with children, including attending one of the many local or regional celebrations, learning more about the history of our country or getting out and exploring new parts of the country you haven’t seen before.