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Welcome to the Kid Approved blog where our experts highlight the amazing kid's activities in the Surrey, Delta and White Rock area. We highlight the community activities and business' and make planning easier and fun with kids!

Kid Approved Guide to November Events

Does November feel like a bit of a humdrum month? We can help with a line up of festive events… celebrations of Diwali to craft fairs to tree lighting, November is all about fun, bright events to banish those grey days. Here’s a round up of November events in Surrey, Delta and White Rock. 

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Kid Approved Halloween Events

It’s that very spooktacular time of year again! Costumes, pumpkins, scarecrows, trick-or-treating and more. And Surrey, Delta and White Rock are full of festivities with so many Halloween events.

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Kid Approved Guide to Local Pumpkin Patches

Harvest season has sprung, and there are so many great places to experience fall magic with the family. It is such a great time of year to explore the amazing farms in Surrey and Delta. Come visit one of the many fun pumpkin patches – there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a wagon ride, pesticide free produce, inspiring festive decor and even some friendly barnyard animals.

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A Naturopath’s Guide to Healthy Kids

Back-to-school often marks the advent of cold and flu season. Kids are exposed to a whole bunch of new germs, through classmates, at sports, after-school care and all of the group activities that start up at this time of year. How to keep kids healthy? We spoke to naturopathic family physician and local mom of three, Dr. Lisa Ghent. She shared practical tips and recommendations for keeping all those colds at bay!

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Dietitian’s Five Tips for Healthy Eating 

School lunches, homework, weekday dinners, extracurricular activities, after school snacks… they all collide in a dizzying way during the busy month of September. After lazy summer days of BBQs, berry picking and no meal schedules, it feels like a bit of a wake up call!  How to juggle full fall schedules with healthy eating? We reached out to a local dietitian and asked exactly that question. She shared practical tips and advice for meal planning and lunchtime solutions.

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Teacher Approved Strategies for Fall Success

Back-to-school can be tough for some kids and families. These challenges have inspired the “Kid Approved September Survival Guide”, with a round up of expert advice, strategies for coping with all the change and suggestions for family time and total reconnection. Our first guest expert in the series is educator and doctoral student Megan Zeni. Megan is a teacher, a mother of three, co-creator of Room to Play and founder of the Classroom Gardener.

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Date Night Ideas

Family time is awesome… but what about “me time”? We’ve put together three ways to decompress when the littles are being loved hard by someone else!

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Splish Splash! Spray Parks, Water Playgrounds and Pools

August definitely can feel like the dog days of summer with endless hot days and back-to-school looming on the horizon. And if the brain drain is happening for fresh ideas, why not take a tour of the many outdoor cooling-off options? From neighbourhood water parks to community pools, there are a ton of fun, free and affordable options.

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Exploring Burns Bog in North Delta

I have been wanting to do something new with the kids. Something that I have not done nor have the kids and the requirements for such an outing are fairly simple; the area needs to be within a short driving distance, the area could cater to the small legs of a 2 and a half year old but keep the interest of a 5 year old. I would also like an area that did not seem like it was part of the urban sprawl of our metropolitan area. This is where North Delta comes to mind, in particular Burns Bog.

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FREE Summer Activities in Surrey

We all know the summer struggle… keeping the kids busy without screens or breaking the bank. Those super fun activities and attractions can really start to add up, and many families also need to budget for additional childcare over the summer months. That classic refrain of “I’m bored!” can start by 9am some mornings, and although we’re all down for a bit of TV, they can’t spend the summer glued to a screen. So what to do? Luckily there are a ton of free activities and destinations in Surrey. Here’s a “Top Ten” of things to do that are both fun and FREE!

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