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Kids Book Review: Smart About Sharks

Smart About Sharks Flying Eye Books / Raincoast Books Illustrated by Owen Davey 40 pages age 5-8 Non-fiction […]

Exploring the World with Gift’Ems

From Shopkins and gogo’s (not the band), many pocket-sized collectable toys have made their way through our home. When I first heard about Gift’ems I thought these were more of the same but I have to admit I love their travel aspect. […]

Family Travel Ontario Science Centre’s Wild Weather

With events like Hurricane Matthew in the US and the flooding in Sydney, Nova Scotia, extreme weather is top of mind for many families. The new Wild Weather at the Ontario Science Centre helps to put a little science and knowledge behind the scary. […]

Kids Book Review: ABC Word Play

ABC Word Play Chronicle Books / Raincoast Books By Fany Perret 192 pages age 0-3, 3-5 Board Book […]

Words Beyond Hate

I hate math. I hate going to swimming lessons. I hate my friend. I have when you make meatloaf. Have you ever noticed how often the word HATE appears in your child’s vocabulary? With the number of words available to us in the English language it feels as though some words are often overused and perhaps not being used correctly. […]

50 Tongue Twisters for Family Fun

We had a lot of fun putting our riddle post together and I still pull them out randomly to challenge the kids. Our new fascination is tongue twisters. Their not only great fun to say, they are a great way to help kids with diction. Think your family would like a little tongue curling challenge? Try one of these 50 twisters to get you going. […]

Extended Puzzle Fun on the Melissa & Doug Blog

January was puzzle month, one of my favourite activities. If your little kids are looking for more of a challenge with their tray puzzles, I share a few fun ideas in my latest post for Melissa & Doug on their Playtime Press blog. […]

Samsung Canada Encourages the Love of STEM with a Grants and a Giveaway

I’m always amazed at how my kids and kids in general use technology. They’re using apps to learn how to code, creating and sharing new talents with peers online, or expanding their knowledge with great YouTube channels for families, including AsapSCIENCE. Samsung Canada wants to tape into your child’s inquisitive mind with both tech grants and a Samsung Galaxy Tab S giveaway. […]

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Kids Book Review: Strange But True!

Strange But True! DK Canada 192 pages age 8-12 […]

Experience Africa in Baobab

We learn so much for storytellers. They share with us legends and myths to explain the often unexplainable or illustrate an experiences difficult to put into words. For many cultures, storytellers are a way of sharing a community’s heritage. The story of the award-winning play Baobab returns to Young People’s Theatre for just a short period of time (October 13-23, 2015, but it is an show with experiencing. […]