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Night Skating for the Family

If you are anything at all like me when it gets cold and dark (three words: December in Canada) all I want to do is listen to my instincts to curl up and hibernate–and that means stuffing my face and staying inside doing diddly squat. BUT (if you don’t want to gain a pile of

Sticker it Up!: Fine Motor Skill Development

Fine Motor Skill Development Activities For Kids Have you noticed if we say that a silly, fun, playful activity like stickering up a page with stickers is good for our child’s development we are more likely to promote it and give it importance? Well, most silly, kid’s play is actually good for their development. But

Reasons to Watch Live Sports with the Kids

The other day we were lucky enough to be able to watch one of the Provincial volleyball games final games. The whole family went out and watched and the kids loved it. To see teams playing well together. Communicating on the court, encouraging each other, cheering for each other–it was great to watch. As well,

Let’s Write to Santa Claus!

Write to Santa!   It’s less than a month until Christmas! And that means if your kids want to write to Santa Claus they’d better hustle their bustles! Up here in the chilly north (Canada) if you write Santa, he will write you back. (Very exciting!) Assuming you write him in time, of course–the guy

What to Buy Your Kids for Christmas: Unscripted Toys

Wondering what to buy your kids for Christmas? What are the best toys for kids this year? What will bring out the best in them and make them geniuses? It’s an easy answer, but one that might surprise you. (As well as save you some mullah, mullah, mullah.) The answer: Unscripted toys. Say what? What

What is This: Imaginative Play for Kids

  What Is This? Got your imagination? Okay! Let’s go… Pick a Cloud… Any Cloud I know, I know. It is winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The last thing we want to do is sit outside and gaze at clouds. Although… did you know that kids who play outside tend to be less anxious? They

How to Make the Easiest Super Sand

How to Make Homemade Super Sand (Cheap & Easy!) First a secret. We’re going to use salt instead of sand to make our super easy, super cheap super sand. Yeah, I know. We’re rule breakers. It’s the way we roll. It’s also the way kids learn best–by playing with the ‘rules’ or ‘instructions’ and making