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My First Encyclopedia by @DKCanada #Review

When we decided to homeschool our youngest son Gabriel,  I tweeted a few of the major publishers to ask which books they might recommend...

Will Your Kids Love Coding With These @DKCanada Titles?

Learning to code provides kids with more than just the skills required for programming jobs. Coding is not only a practical skill, but it has...

The Smithsonian Military History book @DKCanada #Review

 Regular readers will know that Joshua eats, sleeps and breathes Air Cadets. He has his future planned with military precision (pun intended!),  plans to...

The Unplugged Road Trip- Keep the Kids Busy Without Electronics #HowTo

Believe it or not, it is entirely possible to keep your kids busy on a road trip without the benefit of small electronic boxes...

Your One Stop Textbook Solution @textbookrentals

It's that time of year again. As students everywhere prepare for back to school, so college students and their parents start to add up...

How To Teach Your Child Emotional Intelligence – PLUS A Free “Emotions On Faces” Activity Book #Printable

Emotional intelligence is defined as: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically and...

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Costume Inspiration From Netflix: Ty From Dinotrux #HowTo

Gabriel is always a challenge to dress for Halloween; because of his autism, we cannot use certain fabrics or use items that make sounds....

Easy Crafts for Tweens and Teens: Flower Garden / Herb Garden Kit

Nothing says "I Love You" like a homemade gift. Having said that, as a mom of five I have an entire black plastic trunk...

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Vancouver With Kids – Does Science World Cure “The Boreds”

If you are looking for things to do in Vancouver with kids, one of the first things you'll hear is "Take them to Science...

In The Garden

Give Your Garden Some Life… Literally

A garden is a part of your home that should be full of life; you won’t be doing it justice if it isn’t. Some people...

Moving to a House with a Pool? How To Keep Your Kids Safe

Moving into a new house with a pool will definitely be a hit with the kids, especially as the summer starts to arrive. But...

5 Benefits of Gardening As a Family

A lot of people want to find something to do as a family. Parents look for fun and educational opportunities for their children, trying...

Family Travel

No Cost Camping Activities To Stop The Kids Complaining They’re Bored

Camping with children can be both a joy and a nightmare, often both in the same trip and having kids camping games to hand...

Car Accessories Every Parent Needs

Chances are, if you have kids, you have a vehicle. In fact, in the U.S., only 8.7% of households did not have a vehicle...

10 Summer Activities That Won’t Blow Your Budget Out Of The Water

Summer months are meant to be spent on the go, at least for kids. Being on the go doesn’t necessarily mean parents have to...

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3 Winter Birthday Party Ideas Your Kid Will Love

It's easy to plan a birthday party during the spring or summer -- even when you're planning for a child. Kids may be...

22 Giggle Inducing Rules For Teachers Of The Past

Rules for teachers of the past were a touch more strict than the rules those our teachers of today must follow. Here are two...

Calm: Mindfulness For Kids – Book Review & Interview With Author Wynne Kinder

The use of the word “mindfulness” is increasing, but what exactly is mindfulness, and how can children benefit from the practice? To find out...
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Animated Netflix Originals For Kids #Streamteam

It's no secret that Netflix has some fantastic original programming but less well known is that they also have plenty of amazing children's programmes...

No Screen Required With “My First Coding Book” By @DKCanada

This cute little book is designed for the smallest potential coders. Without a keyboard or touchscreen in sight, children learn, among other things, the...

How Our Kore Wobble Chair Changed How Our Kiddos Learn @KOREstoolDesign

When I was asked if we would like write a Kore wobble chair review, I didn’t need to stop and think about it; my...

The Tea Book – A @DKCanada Book Review & Interview with author Linda Gaylard

"Oh no!" I hear you cry "I don't now anything about tea, other than you can have herbal or a cup of it with...

Education

5 Workable Tips To Improve Your Child’s Handwriting #Infographic

How To Improve Your Child’s Handwriting Infographic Uni-ball has put together these 5 top tips to help improve your child’s handwriting. Handwriting is key for your...

Does Reading Eggs Get A Thumbs Up Or Egg On Their Face? #Sponsored

Have you ever wondered, Does Reading Eggs Work? We first used Reading Eggs a few years ago, as part of our school district's distance learning...