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Kids Book Review: Tell Me a Tattoo Story

Tell Me a Tattoo Story Chronicle Books / Raincoast Books By Alison McGhee, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler 32 pages age 3-5 […]

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. […]

To Kill A Mockingbird at Young People’s Theatre

Not too long ago my social media feeds were filled with support, discussions and favourite books as part of Banned Books Week. It reminds us to think about the material we read and speak out about our ability to decide on appropriate works for ourselves, like, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, listed on Freedom to Read’s Challenged Works list.  […]

Letter Writing Project

Technology is used a lot in our home and I’m fine with that but some tech-free skills are also important to learn. To ensure my kids keep their hand in writing we started a weekly letter-writing project at home. […]

Kids Book Review: Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Groundwood Books, House of Anansi age 5-8 By Christine Baldacchino, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant 32 pages […]

Speech Versus Language. What’s the Difference?

Clearly one of a parent’s greatest concerns is their child’s speech and language development – and rightly so! Communication is one of the most important skills our children ever develop. It connects our children to their families, to their peers and to their world. Research shows that good communication skills are critical to social, emotional and academic success. […]

Kids Book Review: King Pig

King PigScholastic Canadaage 3-5by Nick Bland32 pages […]

Kids Book Review: Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Thomas Allen & Sonsage 3-5Written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier32 pages […]

Parenting Lesson: The Courtesy Flush

As a parent we are called upon to teach our kids many lessons that they will take forward into adulthood: being polite, following through on your promises, or standing behind your beliefs. One lesson I never expected I would be teaching is the Courtesy Flush. […]

Blogging Needs More Understanding and Less Criticizing

I have discovered women can be a powerful source of inspiration, guidance and support. I am touched by the stories I stumble across everyday in this online world of ours. That’s why it hurts me so much when I see this community resorting to criticizing, comparing, and name-calling. […]