“BE MY FRIEND” for Valentine’s Day!


Today is Valentine’s Day! See how a mother encourages both of her sons to scrawl three words on each of the cards they hand out to their classmates or just say throughout the day: be my friend

Aimee Thompson says, “I know those three words can be even more powerful than, and even repair any damage done by, those four other words. And, maybe just maybe, those same kids will one day be more quick to say be my friend instead.”

“I know it’s just the wish of just one mom, but I’m still going to try to make sure our Valentine’s Day wishes always include: be my friend. And, I welcome you to do the same.”

Read the rest of this inspiring article here to find out how Aimee Thompson came about this wonderful idea!


Kind-hearted Kids Honoured at the Fourth Annual “Kids Helping Kids” Celebration!

Toddlers and teens excitedly celebrate at a party in Calaway Park organized by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. More than 300 kids helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help injured children in their community! Together they will be celebrating this incredible achievement with games, prizes, and awards.

The foundation will announce “The Hero Award,” which is a “heartwarming distinction granted to a Kids Helping Kids participant who exemplifies a sense of community.” At the Zimmer Children’s Museum we love to see our toddlers, teens, and even parents involved in contributing to their community.  If your child, or someone you know has inspired those around him/her in their community, let us know and we can feature them in our Act of Kid-ness blog!