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Best Hikes and Nature Walks with Kids in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

by Stephen Hui, foreword by Myia Antone
edition: Paperback
tagged: hiking, western provinces, family, activities, hikes & walks

From bestselling hiking guidebook author (and dad) Stephen Hui comes a collection of fun-filled hikes field-tested by parents and kids.

The best thing about hiking with kids is appreciating nature as a whole family. But hiking with kids can be challenging when little ones get tired, cold, or hungry. This book carefully chooses trails for kids of a v …


52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver

by Jack Christie
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Paperback
tagged: western provinces, family, activities

The best views, biking, beaches, and outings for kids--they're all here in an updated edition of the Lower Mainland’s favourite guidebook for day-trippers, described in the clear, upbeat, observant prose that is Jack's trademark. From Delta to Whistler, West Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, detailed directions (including driving distances and t …


Creating a Happy Retirement

A workbook for planning the life you want

by Dr. Ronald W. Richardson & Lois Richardson
edition: Paperback
tagged: activities, aging

Our life can be viewed as three stages. In the first, we are told what to do and when to do it by our parents and teachers. In the second, our employers give us directions, usually with set working hours. In the third stage, when we retire, what we do with our time and lives is something we must decide. The transition into retirement, with seemingl …


Everyday Kitchen For Kids

100 Amazing Savory and Sweet Recipes Your Children Can Really Make

by Jennifer Low
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: activities, quick & easy, cooking & food

From the author of the international bestseller Kitchen for Kids comes an all-new cookbook that encourages kid power in the kitchen. Everyday Kitchen for Kids makes every kind of recipe possible for when kids feel like cooking. The “re-engineered” cooking methods in the recipes help kids make amazing dishes they couldn’t make otherwise. And w …


Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills

by Natasha Etherington
edition: Paperback
tagged: communicative disorders, activities, learning disabilities

Using a mindfulness approach, Natasha Etherington presents a simple gardening program that offers learning experiences beyond  those a special needs student can gain within the classroom. The book outlines the many positive physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional and social benefits of getting out into the garden and provides specially adapted gard …


The Art of Roughhousing

Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It

by Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D & Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., illustrated by Carl Wiens
edition: Paperback
tagged: activities, children's health, adolescence

Everywhere you look, physical play—what some might call “roughhousing”—is being marginalized. Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don’t even have playgrounds. Is it any wonder children retreat to “virtual horseplay” via video games?

But Drs. Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J. Cohen a …


Quizmas Carols

Family Trivia Fun With Classic Christmas Songs

by Gordon Pape & Deborah Kerbal
edition: Paperback
tagged: trivia, activities

Did you know that "Silent Night"was first played on a guitar because the church organ was rusty or that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"was originally created as a department store promotion? Packed with fascinating stories and facts about our favourite holiday songs, Quizmas Carols features over 450 trivia questions in one little book that will en …


The Way Cool License Plate Book

by Leonard Wise
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: activities, family

Everywhere you go you see vanity plates. The best of them are those that make you think and then reward you with a good laugh. Now there is a book that captures all the fun and excitement of vanity plates from across North America.

Inside The Way Cool License Plate Book you'll find plates that show how their owners feel about the cars they drive (o …

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