It’s painful but true: we parents are getting ready for back to school, even if our children are not. And signing up for extracurricular activities is high on our priority list, so here are some fantastic unique options to check out for the developing minds in your tender loving care.
Parkour teaches children that no obstacle is too difficult to overcome. This modern form of movement involves running, jumping and climbing, and it’s a fun and innovative approach to fitness. Origins Parkour on Main Street offers classes for children aged five and up and also offers a toddler drop-in, and the West Vancouver Community Centre offers classes for children aged 8-12 years.
Let their imaginations soar at 4Cats. With locations all over the Lower Mainland, this art studio chain offers classes for children, and even offers adult classes if you’re craving an outlet of the acrylic or multi-media variety. Check out their latest offerings and workshops for all the budding artistes in your family.
The west coast and yoga go hand in hand, so start their practice early at YogaButtons in Kitsilano. This bright studio offers classes for all ages, as well as prenatal and restorative adult classes. We love how the programs teach children how to self-regulate and manage stress through art and breathing techniques.
We’ve also got other ways for you to get prepped and ready for school, but for now, you can relax, cause summer isn’t done just yet.