Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

My personal accounts of our day to day encounters, explorations and expeditions in and around the Kamloops area.

A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Title: A Small Thing…But Big

Author: Tony Johnston

Illustrated by:  Hadley Hooper

Excerpt: 

“Before today, I was very afraid of dogs,” Lizzie told him.

The quiet old man replied, “Before today, I was very afraid of children.”

Age group: 4-7 year olds

What’s to love: 

In this book, a little girl struggles with and eventually overcomes her Continue reading A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Project X Returns with Two Family-Friendly Shows at X Fest 2017

KamloopsParents.com has a pair of tickets to XFest 2017 to giveaway! To enter, please comment below for a chance to win. For a bonus entry, please comment on the following Facebook post:

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Contest will close July 20th at 8pm. Good luck!

Project X Theatre returns to the outdoor stage at Prince Charles Park July 10-29 for X Fest 2017. The annual summer theatre production company will feature two classic coming-of-age stories with adaptations of The Jungle Book and Rapunzel.

Young Mowgli (Maddin Lidder) being lulled to sleep by Bagheera (Andrew G. Cooper) and Baloo (Wyatt Purcha) in The Jungle Book. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

The Jungle Book is an all ages show lasting approximately two hours, including intermission. Each actor plays multiple characters in this fast-paced story featuring the adventures of Mowgli as he encounters the different challenges of living in the jungle. Melissa Thomas is the director of this adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story.

“I personally love the Jungle Book and love incorporating literary adaptations. This was just the right production, a great version for Continue reading Project X Returns with Two Family-Friendly Shows at X Fest 2017

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Just $5 dollars helps fund our forest

Remember those childhood days when you just couldn’t wait to get outside? You thought you were playing but what you were really doing was learning. With nature as your classroom, you were learning teamwork, sharing, exploring, questioning (How do flowers really grow?) and how big the world can be when you add your imagination to it. Learning through nature is at the core of the Kamloops Child Development Centre – and our amazingly big yard is a key component: our own natural classroom for our children to play and learn.

This classroom needs to continue to grow and it’s the focus of our major fundraising project now. Our plans include replacing the decade-old equipment and, in its place, building a natural wonderland that researchers can confirm brings so many benefits to our ever-growing number of children who come to our centre, not just for care but, as our name says so dryly, to develop. We prefer to Continue reading Just $5 dollars helps fund our forest

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Summer Camps at Meridian Rehabilitation

Who: Our day camps are open to any child looking to have a fun and exciting summer camp experience.

When: All summer long! 9:00am – 3:30pm daily. Before and after camp care available.

Cost: 5 day camps = $250, 4 day camps = $200. Before OR after camp care = an additional $30, before AND after camp care = an additional $50

Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists will provide short therapeutic activities each day to support developmental needs. All children are welcome and will be supported in our groups!

Groups for 3 to 5 year olds: 

June 26 – 30: The Group Plan: Introduction to social thinking. Your preschooler will learn the foundations of ‘social thinking’ -how we think about ourselves and the world around us- through play and social interactions. We explore ideas like ‘whole body listening’, ‘thinking thoughts and feeling feelings’ and being in the ‘group plan’.

July 24 – 28: Movers and Shakers Get ready to run, play, dance, jump and MOVE your body all week long! Some kids learn best by moving Continue reading Summer Camps at Meridian Rehabilitation

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Art Changes Lives: 2017 Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition

The Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition celebrates the healing power of art and the community that has created it. This exhibition truly affirms that “Art Changes Lives.”

The Kamloops Arts Council’s Crossing Bridges Arts Outreach provides interactive visual arts workshops to children, youth and adults facing challenges. Since 2013, our artists have delivered workshops to various social service agencies, including the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, New Life Community, the Chris Continue reading Art Changes Lives: 2017 Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!