Kids

*sponsored post November is Financial Literacy Month and it’s a great time to share what you know about money matters with your kids. To mark Financial Literacy Month last November, TD commissioned a report – State of Financial Education in Canada – which found parents and educators share the main responsibility for the financial education [...]

Today marks the first day of summer break for us. It marks the day that we leave the chaos that is the school year behind and look forward to the chaos that is summer. Here are some tips to help ease you into a summer routine. Encourage your children to get outside Summer is short [...]

You can enter to WIN one of two FREE one-year subscriptions to Ooka Island at http://thisbirdsday.com/win-ooka-island/ ENDS JANUARY 4. From kindergarten to grade three of a child’s life is extremely important for developing a strong literacy understanding. In a previous post, I shared that nearly half of Canadians aged 16 to 65 fall below the [...]

What if you could give a gift that kids would actually play with during the year? Now, what if that gift could also help them improve their ability to read? According to Statistics Canada, nearly half of Canadians aged 16 to 65 fall below the minimum reading level required to function well at work and [...]

Learning to read is so important. It’s such a simple concept. Just learn to read, right? For some kids it is easy. They love books, and they understand how words sound and fit together. For others, it’s not as simple as that. Our seven year old is struggling right now. Not because she can’t read. [...]

A s a first time parent to a child starting preschool this year, there are some items you will want to have on hand and some things you need to know about in the week leading up to your child’s first day at preschool. Items Backpack: Kids are small at this age and won’t need [...]

Staycation summer activities

There are less than two weeks left until the house gets a little quieter during the weekdays. It’s time to make the most of the last days of summer and here are some activities you should get in (if you haven’t already). Summer Family Activities Geocaching This is our new favourite thing. I first described [...]

This weekend marks the halfway point in our summer holidays. On one hand, it feels like the time is flying by and I am running out of summer-memory-making days. On the other, I wake up some mornings wondering what new things I can come up with to satisfy these energetic and curious minds I have [...]

When I was a kid, my favourite books were adventure books where you read along as the main character solved their way through the chapters to unlock the big mystery at the end of the story. I feel I need to share this because I’ve just reviewed the first chapter of what will be a [...]

Summer vacation will be officially upon us in one week’s time. I look forward to it with a bit of excitement and a bit of uncertainty. I am happy to get out of the routine of getting up early, and packing everyone for the day. I’ll enjoy our time in the yard playing in the [...]

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