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Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

| January 16, 2018 | 3 Comments
Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

DISCLAIMER: This article is not blaming the teachers – it is an article about my opinion with the way things are done in schools and perhaps a fault in our curriculum.    Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature? Homework and Expectations in Elementary School   I got a letter from my son’s teacher this morning, here’s what […]

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17 Snowman Crafts for Kids

| January 3, 2018 | 16 Comments
17 Snowman Crafts for Kids

Winter snow is quite magical. Why? It’s what it takes to build a snowman. When your kids don’t want to brave the cold… no worries! They can still bring a snowman (or woman) to life by making one or more of these craft projects. Here are just a few of them. As you can see, […]

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Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown Book Review

| December 26, 2017 | 17 Comments
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown Book Review

Groovy Joe is back! I just got my copy of the latest installment from #1 best-selling author Eric Litwin, of the early Pete the Cat and the Nut Family fame. This one is called Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown. I get to review Litwin’s books as one of his Groovy Bloggers. This is the second Groovy […]

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Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/19

| December 21, 2017 | 56 Comments
Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/19

Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol Trying to do things, no matter your size is an important lesson for kids to discover. This is one of the most important messages PAW Patrol shares with its young but mighty fans. My kids are two of their biggest fans, and Elevation Pictures, asked […]

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Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything

| December 14, 2017 | 9 Comments
Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything

Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything   The holidays are one of our most beloved times of the year. It is a great time to be together with your family to enjoy each other’s company. My family has been in holiday mode since our first snow a few weeks ago, and […]

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Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

| December 14, 2017 | 47 Comments
Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker from Jakks Pacific Magic. Children love believing it can be created and imagining they can make it. Unicorns are one of the sources of magic that continue to fascinate children. Jakks Pacific asked us if we wanted to create some magic by trying their Unicone Swirl […]

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25 Star Wars Crafts for Kids

| December 13, 2017 | 6 Comments
25 Star Wars Crafts for Kids

Can you believe that the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is coming out this week! I don’t know about you, but my house is going nuts with excitement over the new film. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force […]

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Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/12

| December 12, 2017 | 56 Comments
Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide  ~ CAN 01/12

Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific Playtime is important for kids to learn to use their imaginations. It helps them to  to create new places to explore. When a bit of magic is added to playtime, it can make a difference in the amount of amusement a child has during these moments. Jakks Pacific […]

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Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

| December 4, 2017 | 94 Comments
Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

  It happens every year! Just when you think you’ve wrapped up your holiday gift list without going over-budget, you realize that there are still stockings to stuff. Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the best stocking stuffer ideas out there that are both practical and affordable. And, […]

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Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/05

| December 1, 2017 | 37 Comments
Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/05

Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez   A snuggle toy can have so many functions during a child’s playtime. They can provide a wealth of imagination as well as a good cuddle buddy at night. Some of the best ones are those that share their personality just by looking at them and make you smile. […]

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Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

| November 30, 2017 | 35 Comments
Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

    Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam Capturing memories is what my family loves to do. Whether it is of something they see, a funny selfie, to a video of themselves being wacky, we saving these memories. My kids are becoming better with being on both sides of the camera and I […]

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Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/29

| November 28, 2017 | 61 Comments
Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/29

    Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano My son loves to explore. One of the places he likes to get lost in is the one place many of us can only dream to venture to: Deep space. There is so much we can only imagine is out there for us to encounter.  HEXBUG wants […]

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Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

| November 27, 2017 | 14 Comments
Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

    Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On For those of you who have not yet heard of the “Chewelry” invention, you’re either living under a rock or you don’t have kids. Chewely, or rather, “jewelry you chew on,” is a rather new concept, but it’s not what I initially thought it was. […]

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Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 22, 2017 | 15 Comments
Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten   Kittens. They are cute, can be cuddly, and are a lot of fun to play with. My kids love animals, and are fascinated with the amusement they bring to our family. Little Live Pets™ wanted to see if their My Dream Kitten would add […]

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Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

| November 22, 2017 | 47 Comments
Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks My kids are always full of questions. One of the subjects they are fascinated with are baby animals. My eldest had the opportunity to watch baby chicks hatch from eggs when she was younger, and my younger two peppered her with their questions about what […]

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Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

| November 21, 2017 | 56 Comments
Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs   Some people may not like insects, but ladybugs are up there as one of the most popular within this groups of animals. They are small, cute and colourful. Kids also love to try to keep them as pets. Little Live Pets™ has a line […]

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Jump into Imaginative Play with Luna Petunia! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

| November 16, 2017 | 72 Comments
Jump into Imaginative Play with Luna Petunia! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

Jump into Imaginative Play with Luna Petunia! My kids love magic. At any given moment, they can put themselves  in a world where magic is all around them. They also like connecting with characters we watch together on television and movies, imagining to be a part of that world. One of the shows my kids […]

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Collect and Imagine with Awesome Little Green Men! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide CAN ~12/29

| November 15, 2017 | 53 Comments
Collect and Imagine with Awesome Little Green Men! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide CAN ~12/29

Collect and Imagine with Awesome Little Green Men!   Whether they are big or small, kids LOVE toys! My kids are huge fans of ones that they can collect and play with each other. It is also fun when each collectable toy has its own personality that they can imagine what it would be like […]

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How to Guarantee Your Child with Special Needs Has the Perfect Camping Trip

| November 10, 2017 | 8 Comments
How to Guarantee Your Child with Special Needs Has the Perfect Camping Trip

    How to Guarantee Your Child with Special Needs Has the Perfect Camping Trip If you’re the parent of a child with special needs, the idea of a camping or RV trip might seem worlds away. Traveling with a special needs child obviously requires preparation and great attention to detail, but this is especially […]

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Sail Away to Adventure with Playmobil Canada! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 9, 2017 | 60 Comments
Sail Away to Adventure with Playmobil Canada! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

  Sail Away to Adventure with Playmobil Canada! Adventure. Ships. Dragons. Do you know a child who is a fan of all of these things? My kids are! They have been on the deck of a few bosts and ships and love the adventures each trip has brought them. The thought of bringing ships, adventures, […]

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Favourites

| November 1, 2017 | 10 Comments
Favourites

Quick! What’s your favourite number? Don’t have one? Well, you’d better get one, if you think you’ll be spending any time around kids. Kids have favourites, and they expect you to as well. Sometimes it’s a rank of favourites with careful deliberation, discussed over an afternoon of Perler Beads.   The kids lit up when […]

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Blast into the Holidays with Playmobil! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| October 31, 2017 | 120 Comments
Blast into the Holidays with Playmobil! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

Blast into the Holidays with Playmobil!   One of the hottest new trends for kids’ gift ideas lately has to be those that are nostalgic to the parental units at home. My other half and I have been keen to get toys that we enjoyed as kids. Playmobil Canada has one of the most iconic […]

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4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

| October 26, 2017 | 128 Comments
4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys!   With fall underway, the countdown to the holiday season is on! There are so many toys to choose from that it could make your head spin trying to decide which toy to bring home. Zuru Toys would like to help make picking out gifts for your […]

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5 Great Fall Family Activities

| October 24, 2017 | 7 Comments
5 Great Fall Family Activities

    5 Great Fall Family Activities Fall is a great time to get out and about and do things with your family. The weather is usually cooler, but not cold yet, and there are many things happening in fall that you can’t enjoy at other times of the year. Here are five great fall […]

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