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How to Introduce your Child to Snowboarding
Your child has been telling you for weeks about wanting to learn how to snowboard! That’s excellent news, but before sliding down the hills with him or her, here are some useful tips to be considered so that your child gets the best introduction to snowboarding.Read more
Activities to Beat the Winter Blues
Winter blues getting you down? Then it’s time to get active! Exercise is a great way to lift your spirits, so we’ve come up with a few ways to stay active during the dark winter months. Dance, dance and more dance It’s the perfect marriage of pleasure and sports, ranging from traditional dances like tango, salsa, merengue, rock ‘n’ roll and line dancing to dances that you may not have heard of but will definitely want to try! Zumba is an invigorating exercise routine from Colombia, inspired by several Latin dances (salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton…) and aerobics. Electro dance fans should try out popping, a technique based on contracting and relaxing muscles in time with the beat. Couples who want to stay active together can try forró, a Brazilian dance. For everyone else, there’s Bollywood, Afro-Brazilian and Cabaret Broadway. New sports One sport that has been generating quite a lot of buzz recently is CrossFit. It’s not exactly a sport, but more of a physical conditioning program that draws on several disciplines, including weightlifting, gymnastics and track and field. Group sessions last one hour, and consist of a series of exercises with no down time in between. It’s high-intensity, but(…)Read more
10 Gift Ideas That are Fun and Educational
Play is essential to a child’s education. Certain games are strictly meant to be fun; others focus on learning, discovery and finding out about the world while having fun. Here are ten fun and educational games to keep your 6- to11-year-old children entertained. 1) To foster environmental awareness: 4M Paper Recycling Kit Here is a unique gift to creatively foster children’s environmental awareness and teach them about the importance of recycling in a concrete way. 2) To learn in color : Art 101 Here is a novel idea to develop your child’s talent and introduce them to art using crayons, watercolours and pastels. The suitcase-type kit is very complete and easy to pack up and take with you. 3) To exercise the grey matter: Allumez les énigmes (Available only in French) Develop your children’s reasoning skills and their capacity to creatively solve the challenges proposed in this matchstick game. 4) To discover music: Discovery Marching Band Kit If it’s true that music soothes the soul, it might be wise to warn the neighbours should you pick up this set of instruments for your child. The kit includes a drum, a strap, cymbals and drum sticks. 5) To have fun with a learning app tablet: InnoTab(…)Read more