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4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

| July 27, 2016 | 52 Comments

Summer fun can be had in so many different ways. Fun can be an adventure, exploring new features the world is sharing as the season passes along. It can also be through creating items a family can eat or be entertained by. DK Canada asked me to review four titles that can help a family have fun while learning throughout the summer.

Here are the titles I received to review:

  • What Plant Where Encyclopedia
  • Smithsonian Super Bug Encyclopedia
  • Desserts
  • Coding with Scratch Made Easy

 

Ottawa Mommy Club DK Canada Family Summer 2016 Feature Photo

 

The garden can be such a fun place to be during the summer. Putting in new plants, harvesting food and watching all of the flowers bloom is a great way for a family to spend a lot of quality time together. What Plant Where would be great to help make time outdoors fun and educational. Learning tool is divided into gardening in the sun, gardening in the shade and plants for seasonal effects so you can have fun in your garden for most of the year.

 

Ottawa Mommy Club DK Canada Family Summer 2016 What Plant Where Cover Photo

 

What Plant Where also provides readers with a list of plants they can use in their garden at certain times of the year, as well as helping to solve certain gardening issues certain home have.

 

Ottawa Mommy CLub DK Canada Summer Family Fun Plants Page Photo

 

A garden is a home to more than plants. It hosts a variety of outdoor neighbours of bugs. Smithsonian Super Bug Encyclopedia can teach families all about the insects and bugs that call the outdoors their home.

 

Ottawa Mommy Club DK Canada Family Summer 2016 Super Bug Cover Photo

 

Super Bug gives readers so much information about all different kinds of bugs, and shares information about them in a fun way. We were surprised at how many different species of bugs existed, and how awesome many of their features are.

 

Ottawa Mommy Club DK Canada Family Summer 2016 Super Bug Page Photo

 

Fun can be found in the kitchen as well.  Desserts holds 400 recipes that families can bake, taste and enjoy together.

 

Ottawa Mommy Club DK Canada Family Summer 2016 Desserts Cover Photo

 

Desserts is divided into hot, cold, and frozen desserts that can be made for any occasion. Its illustrated instructions make it easier to follow to create delicious masterpieces. Desserts gave me so many ideas of what we can bake for my younger daughter’s upcoming birthday, for dinner parties and for holiday gatherings.

 

Ottawa Mommy CLub DK Canada Summer Family Fun Desserts Page Photo

 

Computer learning can also be fun for parents and children to do together. Coding with Scratch Made Easy helps to learn how to use code with the Scratch computer programming system fun.

 

Ottawa Mommy Club DK Canada Family Summer 2016 Coding with Scratch Cover Photo

 

Coding with Scratch shows users how to begin creating characters through coding, as well as making their characters talk, walk and add music to make a fun production on the computer. I love that this book also aims to build confidence and understanding of coding for kids, and it includes solutions, a glossary, and gold stars to use when a project has been completed! Since I do not currently know how to code, the projects in this book can be something we do together!

 

Ottawa Mommy CLub DK Canada Summer Family Fun Coding Page Photo

 

My family loved all of the titles we received for summer family fun from DK Canada! These books were able to get our family to enjoy summer from both indoors and out! We were also able to have fun while learning about so many different topics. With all of these books, there are so many opportunities to let the learning continue and to keep the family entertained throughout the summer with ease!

For more details about DK Canada, you can connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages!

Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.

DK Canada Summer Giveaway!

 

Ottawa Mommy Club DK Canada Family Summer 2016 Feature Photo

 

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader to enjoy this summer by giving away all four books I reviewed! Here are the titles my family enjoyed:

  • What Plant Where Encyclopedia
  • Smithsonian Super Bug Encyclopedia
  • Desserts
  • Coding with Scratch Made Easy

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on August 22nd, 2016.

Good Luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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About the Author ()

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Comments (52)

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  1. Darwin says:

    We spend a lot of time outdoors playing in the water or running around the park.

  2. jan says:

    we are having family from other places come to visit so lots of together time for all the kids

  3. Dianne G. says:

    Our family fun is usually things like going to the park for a picnic, going to the spray park or just getting together for a BBQ.

  4. Amy C says:

    We like to go to the lake. We go fishing and canoeing. We also bake, do crafts, puzzles and have family movie nights.

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    We spend the summer camping, so lots of fun times spent outside – swimming, hiking, campfires etc.

  6. Jennifer L. says:

    We visit grandparents at the cottage and spend a lot of time at the local lake.

  7. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    We love to go to the beach for summer fun.

  8. Maureen Anderson says:

    Camping, bonfires, hiking.

  9. We like to spend time outside going for walks and exploring our 15 acre property.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  10. thomas rusinak says:

    We like tenting,canoeing and outdoor activities..hikingand swimming!

  11. Erin Lewis says:

    We go on holidays to visit family in other cities and also just visit the summer activities in our city like farmers markets and parks.

  12. Mary Warner says:

    We go to local concerts at the beach and in the parks.

  13. Lilly Wong says:

    My Sister grows flowers: Petunias, Poppies & 4 O’clocks. Her Husband grows Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Kohl Rabi & Grapes. 🇨🇦

  14. Lilly Wong says:

    My Sister grows floers: Petunias, Poppies, 4 O’Clocks. Her Husband grows Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peas,
    Kohl Rabbi, Onions & Grapes. 🇨🇦

  15. We spend time at festivals, concerts, amusement parks and anywhere there’s a fun BBQ.

  16. Catherine L. says:

    We go on a lot of picnics.

  17. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    We enjoy going for walks in the sunshine, barbecuing hamburgers, and relaxing together.

  18. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    barbeceu and swimming

  19. LUZVIMINDA Gunter-Smith says:

    Our family fun is spending time on the deck in the afternoon enjoying the beauty of the garden and simply the nature

  20. Nicole says:

    Spend lots of time outside in the garden and trips to the beach.

  21. Florence c says:

    I visit my family and we take in local events, go camping, to the beach and road trips.

  22. Kate Hearn says:

    water fights in the backyard!

  23. Kim K says:

    We like to go to festivals, camping, hiking, swimming, cycling, growing our own food, barbecuing, having bon fores and spending time with each other,friends and family.

  24. Anne Derkat says:

    We go on picnics.

  25. Holly MacRitchie says:

    We love to hike as a family with the dog! We also enjoy camping and swimming.

  26. lucy k. says:

    We go swimming a lot & go on hikes.

  27. Viv Sluys says:

    We go for evening nature walks, put the sprinkler on in the day and go camping when we can.

  28. Atisha Auld says:

    Swimming and picnic at the lakeshore!! Our favourite way to enjoy the summer.

  29. Nicole Jubleew says:

    We go hiking on our favourite nature trails and try to attend a few summer festivals in the city.

  30. Travelbuds says:

    We like to swim in lakes, rivers, ocean, and in outdoor pools. All of which we are doing this week.

  31. Wanda Bergman says:

    We go biking together.

  32. Susan says:

    We enjoy getting together and spending time at the family farm homestead where Gramma still resides.

  33. Ami b says:

    We love swimming!

  34. Caryn Coates says:

    Lots of camping, boating and beaches:)

  35. Theresa C. says:

    We spend a lot of time at the beach!

  36. Karine says:

    Enjoy the poolside!

  37. Mel says:

    We spend time at the inlaws cabin! Fishing, swimming and playing board games are always fun when you share these activities with your loved ones.

  38. Sherry moffitt says:

    We love to go camping and BBQS.

  39. KellyPC says:

    WE swim at the beach & cottage!

  40. Moira Lye says:

    We love having meals together but mostly playing outside on warm sunny days.

  41. KellyC says:

    We spend our summer exploring our city, finding new places and experiences.

  42. Lee-Ann S says:

    For us summer is all about camping, camping and more camping!

  43. Sara Muzzatti says:

    Spend time at the beach

  44. Rita Miller says:

    My kids and I take our dog and go to the lake as often as we can. Sometimes we bring a small gas barbeque and have a picnic there. We like to garden on cooler days and have water fights in the yard which too often have made their way into the house!

  45. kittypride says:

    My family likes to go swimming and visit the local farmer’s market.

  46. KD says:

    We like going for walks.

  47. Eleanor says:

    We like going outdoors to the park, amusement park & zoo.

  48. Cathy C says:

    My family likes to garden by growing plants in the greenhouse with flowers and vegetables for the garden.

  49. Akiko says:

    For summer family fun we watch old videos we have made as a family.

  50. Victoria K says:

    We do a bunch of different things but I think one of our favourites is going to the cottage.

  51. Jeff Wood says:

    For my family we try to go camping as often as we can. This year we weren’t able to so we had a staycation. Lots of trips to our city parks and river valley. Went to a couple nearby beaches. Lots of playing and bike rides. Trips to the library for new books to read to dad. Went swimming lots. Basicly took advantage of Edmonton and in return had a very stress free summer.

  52. Janet says:

    We go to Nova Scotia to see my family. Lots of time spent at the ocean!

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