Space for Kids (and Cars)

In daycare centres across Quebec, infants must have access to at least 2 m2 of play space. What's 2 m2? An area bigger than my bedroom door (1.5 m2) but smaller than my old double bed (2.5 m2). Those same infants get an additional and separate 2 m2 of sleeping space (just enough space for a crib). … Continue reading Space for Kids (and Cars)

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In Defense of Sand

In defense of children walking and crawling on surfaces that are uneven. In defense of buckets and pails and shovels used to build villages, castles and rivers. In defense of sand mixed with water. In defense of falling on something soft not made of petrol. (Unless your municipality or daycare bought plastic-covered sand; yes, that … Continue reading In Defense of Sand

Walking Rosemont

Monday, I woke up to an inspiring, sunny day. I swore that today was the day I’d take a walk, the kind I used to be swept into, without nudge or groan. When I lived in Côte-des-Neiges, I walked in all directions. I walked south to the cemetery, east via the sloping Wilderton plaza, north … Continue reading Walking Rosemont