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Butterflies

At the end of April tiny little caterpillars arrived at our school. Teacher Liz and I filled small individual vials with special food for each caterpillar and left them on a tray. We carefully chose a warm location at the preschool to keep them at a perfect temperature. For the next few weeks we brought…

Summer Book Club

Summer is right around the corner. Bugs are starting to emerge, the water parks are in full swing, and the beach is the perfect place to enjoy this summer’s book club picks. And don’t forget to leave a comment with your favourite books for September. 1. The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies, by Kay Barham…

Year end letter from our teachers

Here we go another year almost over! Where did the time go? It is not like it just disappeared, because we have seen the children grow and thrive in our programme. Our classes have come a long way since back in September and we, as teachers, have also grown and learned throughout the year. We…

Best places for mountain biking with your preschooler

My husband started taking my sons up mountain biking on Mount Fromme as soon as they could ride a pedal bike. But since my idea of a perfect day out cycling is a flat and preferably paved trail, the gnarly inclines of the North Shore hold little allure. So when I take my cycling mad…

May Book Club

Spring is officially in full swing. Enjoy all those May flowers this month, but don’t forget to get in your daily dose of reading with your little ones. This month we not only celebrate spring, but also Fitness Day, Cinco de Mayo, Brothers and Sisters Day and Star Wars Day. Leave us a comment and…

April Book Club

Take advantage of some of our April showers to cuddle up with your kid and a good book. This month we also celebrate Easter and Earth Day. Hope you and your littles enjoy this month’s book club picks. And don’t forget to leave a comment with your favourite books for next month. 1. The Tale…

Spring Break Activities on the North Shore

With spring break just around the corner, it’s time to start planning some new adventures to fill your days. The North Shore offers some great amenities and activities for you to take advantage no matter what spring weather we are treated to. Here’s a round up some of our favourite local spring break activities for…

French fun

It’s never too early (or too late!) to start learning another language. In honour of National French Language Day on March 20, we’ve compiled some games and resources to start learning and practicing French together at home. What’s the weather like today? No matter where you are or how old you are, the topic of…

Cray Cray for Crayons

March 31 is National Crayon Day and we’ve compiled some fun activities for you to do with your littles. So bust out your crayons and let’s draw this month to a close in style. DIY Crayons Give new life to old and broken crayons by melting them down into cute shapes. All you need are…

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Celebrate all that is Irish by cooking up a rainbow storm in the kitchen with your little leprechaun. It won’t take the luck of the Irish to get your kid to eat these Saint Patrick’s Day recipes! 1. Rainbow Fruit Parfait While there may not be a pot of gold at the end of this…

March Book Club

In March, we welcome spring, the time of year when the weather begins to warm, leaves begin to grow on trees and plants flower. This month we also celebrate Saint Patrick’s day and International Women’s Day. Hope you and your littles enjoy this month’s book club picks. And don’t forget to leave a comment with…

Who is in charge? Why adults need to lead.

Join us for a virtual educational meeting with Dr. Deborah MacNamara Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021, 7:30 pm A growing number of children are presenting as demanding, prescriptive, bossy and controlling. A disturbing number of these alpha children are turning into bullies as well. Alpha children tend to have difficulties letting themselves be parented or taught….

5 Easy Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers

Get crafty with your kids this Valentine’s Day with these three easy activities you can do with supplies you already have at home.  1. Cardboard tube heart stamps Make a beautiful art print or handmade Valentine’s day cards with your own heart-shaped stamp. Simply reshape a toilet paper roll into a heart using a bit…

International Nutella Day Brownie Recipe

February 5 is international Nutella Day! And if your household is anything like ours, this holiday is one that calls for celebration. While the hazelnut chocolate spread is (a little too) easily eaten by the spoonful, it’s also a delicious flavour in many baked goods. This three-ingredient recipe is perfect to make with your little one…

February Book Club

February is mostly closely associated with Valentine’s day, but during this month we also celebrate groundhog day, black history and the Chinese New year. Our book picks this month reflect all of those themes. So curl up with your little loves and dive in to our February book club selection. 1. Grumpy Groundhog, by Maureen…

Best sledding hills in North Vancouver

Snow is in the forecast for this weekend! With the white stuff falling from the sky, here are the best places to sled with little ones on the North Shore: St. Andrews Park – This central Lonsdale park probably wasn’t even on your radar, right? It has only a teeny tiny little hill. It maybe…

Discover LVPPP on Saturday January 30th

We are hosting our annual Open House on Saturday January 30th from 9am-11am.  If you’re looking for an amazing preschool for next year and want to find out more about all the great things that we do at LVPPP, we invite you to book in for your personal tour. This is an opportunity for you to come…

Your kid will go bananas for this recipe

There’s definitely a holiday out there for everything, but this one was too good not to pass up. January 21 is National Banana Bread Day! Banana bread is a great way to use up overripe bananas and it makes a great snack or breakfast item. Celebrate this little-known holiday by rolling up your sleeves and spending some…

January Book Club

Happy New Year! To kick off 2021, we’ve got a great list of good reads for your littles. This month’s book picks will transport you to snowy landscapes and warm you up with delicious meals and cozy classics.  1. The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats Originally published in 1962, this book became the first…

7 Simple chores your preschooler should help with

Chores are a daily fact of family life. Indeed, for the first few years of their life babies and toddlers seem only to contribute an endless mountain of laundry, mess, and cooking. The good news is that once they hit preschool age, children can finally start to take on some basic household responsibilities. It’s nice…

Holiday Craft: Salt Dough Ornaments

December is the perfect time for indoor crafts. These easy salt dough ornaments are sure to keep your little ones busy from kneading the dough and cutting out fun shapes to painting and hanging up their unique creations. Salt Dough Ornament Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup salt 1 cup warm water…

Year End Letter from our Teachers

Well here we are in the first week of December. Who would have guessed life would be like it is, this time last year! First and foremost, our children and families need praising for their perseverance and support each day. We, as teachers, see those faces come to the playground and we automatically smile within….

2020 Parade of Trees

Every year our preschool sponsors and decorates one of the Christmas trees in the Lynn Valley Village Parade of Trees. Our kids and teachers have been working hard on tree decorations for our LVPPP tree.  Our tree is #47, right outside Nourish Market. There will be no opening ceremony festivities this year, but you are welcome…

December Book Club

Hello, December! It’s hard to believe the last month of the year has arrived. December is the perfect month to get cozy and curl up with your little one and a book. This month’s book picks highlight holidays, snow, and celebrating our differences.  1. Dream Snow, by Eric Carle You’ll recognize this author and illustrator’s…

A Preschool Christmas for Lynn Valley Care Centre

So 2020 didn’t exactly go as planned. Who would have thought that this year would see a once in a century pandemic and the shutting down of society as we know it? It certainly wasn’t predicted in any fortune cookie I was eating. It’s been a tough and strange year for all of us but…

Celebrate National Cookie Day

December 4 is National Cookie Day! Celebrate this little known holiday by baking some of your favourite cookies with your little one. If you’re looking for a new recipe to try, why not give these fun ones a whirl: 1. Leaf cookies Let those little hands create seasonal masterpieces. These fall cookies are just as tasty…

A smile can be socially distanced

Learning how to make friends and build relationships is one of the most important things that children learn preschool. While it’s difficult to measure objectively, the ability to create and maintain connections with others can be a tremendous source of future success and happiness.  Yet, as adults, it’s easy to forget how to reach out…

November Book Club

With more cool, rainy days ahead, you’re going to want to stock up on some good books this month. Along with all the little critters getting ready for winter, November brings with it celebrations of remembrance and kindness. This month’s book picks touch on all of those themes: 1. In November, by Cynthia Rylant This…

LVPPP’s best ever play dough recipe

Today at preschool my 4 year old informed Teacher Liz that he was much too old to play with play dough. But what was the first thing he said when we got in the car? “Mommy, let’s make play dough when we get home!” Before we started at LVPPP I’d struggled to find a good recipe…

5 Fall activities to do with your preschooler

Running out of ideas for things to do with your toddler? Check out these five fall activities that will keep the whole family engaged. 1. Play in the leaves There’s nothing more cliché or more fun than playing in the leaves! If you don’t want to ruin all your hard work raking the leaves off…

Cancelled Event: The Great Pumpkin Patch

Dear Lynn Valley community, For the safety of our families, children and community, we have decided to cancel our annual Great Pumpkin Patch event due to crowd restrictions. We hope to resume this event next year. Thank you to Lynn Valley Life for continuing to support the preschool. Thank you, LVPPP

Giant Alien Pumpkin Comes to Queensbury

What’s 923 pounds, shaped like an alien and took a crane to move from a North Shore resident’s backyard last weekend? Why it’s a giant pumpkin, of course! And for families looking for a little extra Halloween spirit, it’s a spectacle guaranteed to amaze your pre-schooler. As reported in the North Shore News, Queensbury resident Jeff…

Our Favourite Pumpkin Patches

The leaves are falling. The rain has started. Autumn is in the air. With shorter days and plunging temperatures what can you do to entertain the kids during a pandemic?  Luckily, October has a ready made, Covid friendly solution in the form of a beloved tradition: the pumpkin patch. Whether you’re looking for corn mazes,…

Easy fall recipes to make with your little one

Spending time with your little one in the kitchen is not only a great way to spend a rainy day, but getting them involved will help them develop fine motor skills, math skills and can also expand their palate. Plus Fall is filled with so many delicious seasonal flavours like pumpkin, apples and cinnamon!Check out…