GREG STEELE

"Not All REALTORS® Are Alike"©

 

The warm summer weather and sunshine should be enough to entice most kids out of the house but sometimes, staring at screens for hours at a time can be all too tempting.


The easiest way to get kids active and moving around outside is to simply make it fun. So the next time they complain about being bored, suggest some of these activities instead.


1. Run a lemonade stand
This is a classic summer pastime for children of all ages. Let the kids figure out pricing, marketing and sales — not only will selling lemonade (and whatever snacks on the side, like cookies or brownies) earn them some spending money this summer, it’ll also teach valuable lessons.


2. Make a giant board game with chalk
Whether it’s hopscotch or Twister, pull out the chalk sticks and get creative. Invite a few neighbourhood kids over for double the fun.


3. Visit the public library
Even for kids who aren’t bookworms, there is likely something to pique their interest at the local library. Oftentimes, they run all kinds of classes and workshops for kids from finger painting to meet-and-greats with authors.


4. Make ice cream or popsicles
Even the youngest of children can follow a simple recipe of freezing popsicle mixtures — and, for the older or braver, turn to ice cream bowls and a bit of elbow grease to make some deliciously cold treats.


5. Look into summer camps
If you’re stuck working and can’t take time off, summer camps can be a great way to keep kids out of trouble and engaged. There is a camp for almost every interest, from adventure to science to cooking to coding — the options are endless.


6. Go camping — in your backyard
There’s no need to go very far for a camping adventure. Just pitch a tent in the back garden, make some s’mores over a fire (or the BBQ) and stargaze from just metres from the safety of home.


7. Have a water balloon fight
When the water restrictions come into effect and sprinklers are turned off, it’s not the end of water fun. Fill up some balloons and cool off by tossing them around.

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Sunny days and warm temperatures are a welcomed sign of summer coming. But it’s not too long before things start to get hot in the house— maybe too hot.


Putting a large AC unit in every room of the house or installing a swimming pool in the backyard might seem like great ways to keep cool, they’re also hugely expensive.


Here are some tips to cool things down without breaking the bank.


1. Grow some houseplants
Some plants, like cacti and bromeliads, take in water from the air and so can help reduce humidity in your home. That keeps everything cooler.


2. Buy a dehumidifier
If the plants aren’t cutting it, buy a dehumidifier to do the same job of removing moisture from the air and making you feel cooler even at hot temperatures.


3. Close your blinds
It might be nice to have rays of sunlight streaming in through the windows, but it heats up the space very quickly. Keeping the light out during the peak sunlight hours can reduce the temperature in your home from 10-15 C.


4. Shade the outside
If you can’t stand having the blinds drawn and a dark house, shade the outside of your windows with awnings. This will at least cool the air before it enters.


5. Reverse your fans
Setting the ceiling fans to spin counter-clockwise helps pull hot air up and away, rather than pushing it down towards you. In general, you want to pull warm air away rather than just move it around.


6. Cool sheets
Choosing materials that wick away heat and moisture – like silk or cotton — for your bed sheets can help you feel much better at night.


7. Create a flow of air
Be strategic about where you place fans and which doors you open to create a flow of air moving throughout the house.


8. Self-care
If you’re feeling good yourself, the weather will feel more manageable. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated, avoid exertion and wear appropriate clothes.

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I have listed a new property at 16015 103 AVE in Edmonton.
Solid 1,087 s.f. raised bungalow on a private south facing lot in Britannia. Large oversized 24'x22' heated double garage. This property is perfect for an investment, redevelop or renovation project for the right buyer. Split back entry allows for separate entrance to lower level, RF4 Zoning. Upgraded forced air furnace and hot water tank, Asphalt shingles (2013), original Mahogany kitchen cabinets, original Oak Hardwood floors. Very Large Basement Windows, 60 Amp Electrical Service, Close to schools, shopping, public transportation, parks, etc.
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The Mac and Cheese Festival (July 5 – 7)
A celebration of the gooey classic favourite.


Edmonton International Street Performers Festival (July 5 – 14)
A whirlwind of acts, from dances to mimes, hits the streets.

Dog City Festival (July 13)
A new event that brings together dogs — and tries to break the world record for the biggest dog yoga class ever.

Taste of Edmonton (July 18 – 28)
Western Canada’s largest food festival that lasts for nearly two weeks.

K-Days (July 19 – 28)
An extravaganza of rides, games, music, food and adventure that kids and adults alike will love.

Interstellar Rodeo (July 26 – 28)
A must-see music festival that’s unique in more than one way.

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