Riddle Me T Puzzle

In case you haven’t figured it out from our riddle post (we share 45 riddle and brain teasers to try as a family), we love a good riddle. Brain teasers can also take the form of a puzzle too and recently I had fun stumping my family with this T Time puzzle. […]

How to Play Solitaire Card Game Accordion

Solitaire is one of those cottage staples, whether you’re sitting on the back deck enjoying the afternoon sun looking to occupy your time on a rainy afternoon. The great thing about solitaire games is that they’re easy for kids to play on their own especially the version known as Accordion. […]

Colouring to the Moon

From helping with hand-eye coordination and improving fine motor skills, encouraging colouring with kids has many benefits.  But it’s not just a task for kids, offering many benefits for us as adults too. Colouring is a great family activity and To the Moon encourages everyone to work together. […]

Family Game Time: Kirby Planet Robobot

I have worked with Nintendo Canada before but I still get excited when invited to their game release events. Most recently I was invited to the release of the new Kirby game, Kirby Planet Robobot, at the Ontario Science Centre. I was excited. […]

Melissa & Doug June Post – Summer Memories Box

Summer is about creating childhood memories. Memories of fun with friends at the park or family on the beach. Memories of a full summer, of stories to share when school starts again. That’s what I write about in my most recent post for Melissa & Doug. […]

Angry Birds at the Movies

From the video games and board games to our Angry Birds Space Encounter experience in Florida, these flightless feathered friends have been popular in our home for a number of years. When we heard about The Angry Birds Movie release it was pretty high on our list to see. […]

Melissa & Doug April Post – Tea Time Social Skills

We all know kids like to emulate our behaviour so I have no worries about them following my tea drinking routine. In fact I encourage this behaviour. The ritual of drinking tea can also help build on your child’s social skills too which is what my latest post covers on Melissa & Doug. […]

Challenge Your Family to #StepOutside

I’ll just come right out and say it. I’m not a big fan of spring. Sure I’m glad the cold winter months are behind us (mostly) but the fluctuating temperatures, the falling rain and muddy ground, the brownness of everything that makes up this season also makes me want to stay indoors. Then Kamik sent me a pair of rain boots, inviting me to #stepoutside and I’m extending the challenge to you too. […]

Young People’s Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz

It’s a classic. I’m talking The Wizard of Oz. Whether your family has seen the 1939 film version with Judy Garland or you know the iconic songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, you are probably familiar with the story. Young People’s Theatre brings the story to life for kids this Spring. […]

11 Paper and Pen Activities to Keep Kids Busy

It would be nice if life went according to plan, especially when kids are involved, but as any parent knows the unexpected often happens. Stuck in traffic, sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room or trying to wrap up a phone call for work? Did you know the secret to keeping the kids occupied for a few extra minutes is easy with a paper and pen.  […]