Play on

Intergenerational play benefits family members of all ages By Kim Hart Macneill Anthony Wight and his wife eagerly await their meal. On the menu tonight is spaghetti and lettuce soup. The location is familiar, as is the chef, their four-year-old son Jack. Amid his plastic play kitchen he dreams up menus of imaginary food to […]

Travel broadens the mind

Nine Maritime destinations for summer learning By Helen Earley Immersive or hands-on experiences offer a depth of understanding that’s hard to match in the classroom. Luckily, when the school doors close in June, many museums and galleries open their doors for the summer season. Here are nine places in the Maritimes that offer rich educational […]

Building a better break

Here are our choices for some of the best March break options in HRM By Katie Ingram   Between the holiday season and summer vacation is another magical time of year: March break. While the break does come with a vacation from tests, quizzes, and projects, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Halifax has […]

Adding a holistic element to your child’s care

There’s plenty to consider before deciding non-conventional medicine is right for your child By Kim Hart Macneill Since birth, Chris Benjamin’s son Dylan suffered from chronic ear infections. By age four, his doctor suggested surgically inserting tubes into the child’s ears to avoid the infections. Benjamin wanted to relieve his son’s pain, but he had […]

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