Children need to learn through play to develop imagination, creativity and grow intellectually and emotionally. Urban parents can play a huge role in this. Here are some play ideas for a rainy day.

Whistler Geocaching Adventure

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What could be better than nature combined with gadgets?  Maybe a gorgeous hotel and getting picked up at the Four Seasons Whistler in the coolest jeep ever?  We tried the new special Family Adventure Package through the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, and hiking will never be quite the same.  As a family we met Nic Nero, who runs Whistler Geocaching…


Burns Bog

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Who knew that a 4 year-old would retain so much from a trip to a, well, a bog.  This was no Shrek-like-slimy place, but a stunning ecosystem full of lessons about nature.  The Burns Bog is the largest domed peat bog on the west coast of North America. It covers an area of about 40 square kilometers and occupies a…


Melissa and Doug Joey Magnetic Playset

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Our testers have tried this one, and it is the most fabulous toy for toddlers and preschoolers.  Outfits make a little boy named ‘Joey’  into a fireman, policeman, superhero, pirate or knight, and the magnetic clothing sticks incredibly well.  Did we mention that it is wooden?  And includes a super heavy-duty stand?  Creativity abounds, and you might just end up…


Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Aarrr.  Ahoy, mateys.  September 19th is ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’.  As parents, you probably can’t join the barmaid and Orlando Bloom-inspired parties, but you can have a ton of fun with the kids.  Why not have a special treasure hunt?  Dress up in great costumes (why toss those stained jeans when they can be cut off and frayed as…