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Tag: learning

Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/22

| August 24, 2017 | 45 Comments
Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/22

Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada! Do you hear that? It is the sound of the first bell of the new school year about to ring in the next few weeks. Are your kids not enthusiastic to head back to class this year? DK Canada wants to change this feeling with their collection […]

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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

| November 23, 2016 | 67 Comments
Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

Imaginative play is important for kids to learn how to do. It helps them to figure out situations and learn about the world around them. When interactive play is added to the mix, it enhances their learning during playtime. VTech® understands the importance of adding different types of play to help kids learn. They have […]

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Bricks 4 Kidz #Review

| October 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
Bricks 4 Kidz #Review

What if I told you there was a program starting up near you where kids can learn STEM concepts and skills year-round by constructing machines, buildings, vehicles and other projects with LEGO bricks? You’d say you want to be a kid again? Me, too! Big Bro and I were invited to a sneak peek of […]

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Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

| September 15, 2016 | 69 Comments
Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

Just because school is back in session does not mean that the fun has to end for kids! We try to get our kids outside and going on fun adventures, whether it be on their bikes, at the park or in our own back yard. They have also been bitten by the technology bug, so […]

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

| July 27, 2016 | 52 Comments
4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

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 […]

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How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

| July 19, 2016 | 11 Comments
How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

  How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide Schools out for summer! But come September, Teachers across the country will be completing their initial baseline assessment for their new class, detailing the children’s level of understanding, comparing it to the last teachers report just a short couple of months ago and finding they don’t quite […]

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Build and Battle Your Way to Fun This Summer with HEXBUG! #Review

| July 11, 2016 | 6 Comments
Build and Battle Your Way to Fun This Summer with HEXBUG! #Review

Summer is a time for kids to let their hair down and have fun. There are some days where kids are at home and feel as though they have nothing to do. For days like this, I like to get my kids involved in doing something interactive and that they can learn from while they […]

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Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

| June 29, 2016 | 53 Comments
Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

School’s out! Is the family looking a bit bored already? Need some great activities to make this the best summer EVER? DK Canada asked me to review some of their amazing books to help every member of the family enjoy these warm summer days! From the vast number of books DK Canada has available, these are […]

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Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

| May 3, 2016 | 46 Comments
Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

I know spring is not even half way over, but I am ready to fast forward to the hot and gorgeous days of summer! Kids will be out of school, and there will be plenty of time for everyone to have fun! DK Canada wants to help you plan out your Summer 2016 with their […]

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Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

| April 19, 2016 | 65 Comments
Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

There are so many ways to get younger children learning. One way my kids love learning is through play. At my home, we make learning into games so it is fun for them to retain what they are picking up and to retain. I was asked to see if my kids wanted to continue their […]

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The Ontario Science Centre Makes Science Learning Fun!

| April 8, 2016 | 10 Comments
The Ontario Science Centre Makes Science Learning Fun!

  On Sept. 26, 1969, the Ontario Science Centre, located at 770 Don Mills Road in Toronto, was inaugurated by a radio signal over 1.5 billion light years away that struck a circuit to raise the curtain at the Science Centre. It was one of first interactive science museums in the World. Since then, the Science Centre has […]

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Learning Goes 3D with Prismland! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/25

| March 24, 2016 | 43 Comments
Learning Goes 3D with Prismland! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/25

When it comes to learning, children are like sponges. They pick on everything they see and are told, and they can retain it. My younger children are 3 and 4 years-old, so they are constantly asking us questions about, well, EVERTYHING! We are now teaching them to read and simple math. When Prismland asked my […]

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Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

| March 9, 2016 | 51 Comments
Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

I LOVE books. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, they always open a door to different world of learning and exploration that I find fascinating. When looking for titles that offer instruction or information, I love looking through the boutiques that DK Canada has to offer. There are so many of them, with books that […]

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Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

| October 6, 2015 | 45 Comments
Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

I love learning. It keeps my mind sharp and I am entertained when I find out about new things. I also enjoy picking up more information about subjects I already have an interest in. I get more insight into this topic, and I feel that much smarter. That is why I am glad DK Canada […]

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Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

| September 18, 2015 | 69 Comments
Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

Brrriiiiiing! Yes, the first bell of the school year has rung! Parents have hunted down the school supplies their kids needed for class, but what about other items they can use at home to enhance their learning? DK Canada has a Back to School Boutique centered on school that has some great titles kids of […]

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Getting Off to a Good Start with baby enRoute! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/05

| December 15, 2014 | 25 Comments
Getting Off to a Good Start with baby enRoute! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/05

You would think that buying toys for children at Christmas is a simple task. Well, it is a lot harder than you may think. When my other half and I want to get our kids toys for Christmas, we want for them to have items that they will be entertained by and learn from. We […]

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Imaginative Play Begins with Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair! #Review #Giveaway#HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

| November 13, 2014 | 49 Comments
Imaginative Play Begins with Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair! #Review #Giveaway#HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

Like most toddlers, my 2 and 3 year-olds are like sponges where learning is concerned. They pick up new words and phrases every day and they also love asking questions about things they do not understand so they can understand what is happening around them. My other half and I like to foster children’s love […]

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Adding to Our Family With Little Live Pets – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

| November 4, 2014 | 66 Comments
Adding to Our Family With Little Live Pets – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

My kids love animals! They like seeing them, and love interacting with them any chance they get. My other half and I would love to have a pet in our home as our next family member, but our younger children are not ready for having a pet just yet. This is why I was so […]

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Feel Better with Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine on DVD!

| September 10, 2014 | 9 Comments
Feel Better with Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine on DVD!

Do you have a toy that does not feel well? Well, it is time to bring it in for its check-up because the Doc is in as Dottie “Doc” McStuffins is releasing her third DVD!  Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine will be available on September 9, 2014.   In this compilation of episodes, Doc helps […]

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Keep the Learning Going with DK Readers and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

| September 4, 2014 | 33 Comments
Keep the Learning Going with DK Readers and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

Even though it is the end of the summer, it does not mean that the learning should stop! One way to learn during the summer is by reading books. DK Readers has so many great books for kids of all ages to keep the learning process going! My kids and I got to review four […]

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Learn and Create with the Summer Fun Boutique from DK Books Review and Giveway! CAN 08/18

| July 28, 2014 | 32 Comments
Learn and Create with the Summer Fun Boutique from DK Books Review and Giveway! CAN 08/18

It’s summertime, and there are some days when the weather does not want to cooperate with our outdoor plans, or you just feel like having fun indoors. On days like these, I like to keep my family busy so chaos does not ensue. One way I like to keep my family entertained is with the […]

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Helping my Daughter Read with StudyDog and Full Year Membership Giveaway! ~ CAN/US 10/4

| September 10, 2013 | 16 Comments
Helping my Daughter Read with StudyDog and Full Year Membership Giveaway! ~ CAN/US 10/4

My five year old daughter is at the age where she is eager to learn how to read, but needs help to do so. We read together every night at bedtime and frequent the library, but I was finding this wasn’t enough. So, when I heard about Study Dog, I was eager to try it out […]

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It’s Back to School Time: Supplements for Brain Function

It’s Back to School Time: Supplements for Brain Function

The end of the summer signals back to school season.  We are accustomed to the familiar commercials for school supplies, fall clothing and autumn activities. Another back to school essential we don’t often think about includes nutritional and herbal supplements to support healthy brain function during the school year.  Nutritional and herbal supplements can help […]

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