A young asian girl walking through tall grass holding hands with her mother and father.

First Bell: Summer 2021

By Darrell Roberts Take a field trip from home COVID-19 has made rainy day activities like visiting Halifax’s museums far more difficult. The Nova Scotia Museum (which is comprised of several museums around Nova Scotia) has a myriad offerings to help your child feel like they’re on a real field trip. Your kids can practice […]

First Bell: Spring 2021

Hockey is back (sort of) This season has been a moving target for hockey fans. Not long after the last issue of Our Children published, the second wave of COVID-19 hit Nova Scotia, forcing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the hometown Halifax Mooseheads to suspend play. In late January, play was resuming for the Nova […]

First Bell: Fall 2020

By Trevor J. Adams Welcome back Many of the local favourite spots for hands-on family fun are open again, boasting lots of exhibits and activities, with public health precautions to fight the spread of COVID-19. Science, art, history, and, culture—attractions abound. On the websites for the Discovery Centre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian […]

Grandfather Playing Soccer In Garden With Granddaughter

First Bell: summer 2020

by Olivia Malley Bodies in motion While your kids may be confined to a smaller space than they are used to, that doesn’t mean they still can’t keep up their physical activity. Participaction is a national nonprofit focused on getting Canadians up and active. The organization has rounded up some great resources to keep your […]

Halifax Central Library at twilight image

First Bell: spring 2020

by Heather Laura Clarke Swept away at Cinderella! Set to Prokofiev’s classic score, this magical ballet tells a story of human kindness, perseverance, and optimistic spirit. With a little help from a few fireflies, mice, and garden fairies, Cinderella will make it to the ball and shape her own future using friendship and kindness as […]

First Bell: Winter 2019

by Heather Laura Clarke Full STEAM ahead STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, and we can’t think of a better place to explore all things STEAM than the Discovery Centre on Lower Water Street. Check out the new Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibit: a multi-sensory, interactive experience in robotics, art, music, computer programming […]

First bell: Fall 2019

By Suzanne Rent The Studio sets the stage for kids at Shakespeare by the Sea Young thespians have a chance to learn Shakespeare and musical theatre from some of Halifax’s best acting talent. The Studio at Shakespeare by the Sea is led by company members Jade Douris, director of education, and Drew O’Hara, artistic associate. […]

First bell: summer 2019

By Suzanne Rent New program helps SpellRead students make mind movies Halifax Learning is offering a new program called Painting Mind Pictures through its popular SpellRead program. Students enrolled in SpellRead and Painting Mind Pictures will work with speech language pathologist Natalie Sampson in 10 sessions, one session per month. The goal of Painting Minds […]

First bell: Spring 2019

By Our Children Take a hike! What better way to enjoy the snow and local scenery than by hiking through your community. Hike Nova Scotia and its partner organizations have at least 50 hikes and snowshoe events taking place until Mar. 22. Hikes are in communities around the HRM (and beyond) and each is given […]

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