It’s nearly family camping season, which means it’s time for crackling campfires under star-dazzled skies, cooling off with endless dips in the lake, and falling asleep to the sound of breezes swooshing through the trees. It also means it’s time to reassess your supplies and make sure the whole family is geared up. Vancouver has…

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Camping With Kids

Ah, the wild outdoors. There’s nothing like the feeling of freedom as you hit the road, everything you need for a week in the wilderness packed up in the car and the exhilaration of unknown adventures ahead. Camping with kids can include these things, but it will probably take more preparation and twice as long to get there.

Never has pretend play for our kids been more important than today. We live in an often harried, over scheduled world where kids are shunted off to daycare, school, and activities with very little time for free play. And the jury’s out: imaginative, free play is critical for our kids development. It’s needed for social…