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TD Summer Reading Club for Kids #YMCKidsRead

LITERACY IS SO IMPORTANT! This post is part of’s support of the TD Summer Reading Club program and other TD Children’s Literacy initiatives. From the time I found out I was pregnant, one of the very first things that I made sure to do was to read to my babies! My husband and I chose one favourite book, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and we read it to my tummy almost every day. At the time, I was a Kindergarten teacher and children’s literacy was such a passion of mine (it still is!). We have … Continue reading

D is for Dinosaur – Stick Puppets {CRAFT}

How to Make Dinosaur Stick PuppetsMaterials: cardstock paper dinosaur print out or a black marker to draw one and a letter “D” printout white glue tape scissors popsicle sticks Decorating materials like googly eyes, stickers, markers, construction paper or tissue paper Steps: Print out a dinosaur and a letter “D” onto a piece of white cardstock (thick white paper). We got our dinosaurs from the Dollar Store in the craft section, all cut out for us! Provide your child with a variety of decorating materials (as mentioned above) and have them decorate their dinosaur and letter “D”. When the dinosaur … Continue reading

Little Star Wars Fans: May the 4th Be With You Tomorrow! {Free #Printables for Preschoolers}

I will admit that until I met my hubby, I didn’t know a whole lot about Star Wars, but now, I am happy to share that I have seen all of the movies, played with the toys and read a few books. I had no idea about May 4th until last year, I really wasn’t involved in the Star Wars “world” too much other than when hubby would ask if I wanted to watch one of the movies with him or if my son asked me to play with his Star Wars figures. The Star Wars Community is hard core! … Continue reading

Help Kids Through Books: Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by @JuliaCookOnline

As a former Kindergarten teacher and childrens’ literacy advocate, I am a true believer that books can influence and help children! Childrens’ books can be entertaining and educational but they can also be helpful. Not only is the content of a book important, but when a parent and child sit down together to share a book, some magical things can happen! Bonds can grow stronger through literature and teachable moments can occur rather easily. Books can help guide parents to assist their children when they are struggling with a specific problem. Today, the problem that I would like to focus … Continue reading

What is Your Fisher Price Favourite? #FPFavourites

Let’s Talk Fisher Price Favourites! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever walked into a friend’s house who has young children without seeing at least ONE Fisher Price toy. In fact, more often than not, there are at least a few if not many Fisher Price toys being played with! Fisher Price has been around for many years and has become a childhood staple when it comes to toys and baby gear. 12 items that have made moms’ “must-have” lists over the years: Ocean Wonders Aquarium My Little Snugabunny Cradle N Swing Infant to Toddler Rocker SpaceSaver High Chair Discover’n Grow … Continue reading

Beat the Flu with a Flu Shot!

Did you know that if you live in Ontario, you can receive free flu immunization at doctors’ offices, participating pharmacies as well as public health and other community flu clinics throughout the province. This year, my children and I received a flu shot. I am really hoping that it helps us to not be as sick as we have since my daughter started Junior Kindergarten! She seems to bring home every single germ that exists in her school and shares them all with us! I am also hoping that this will decrease the risk of my kids’ grandparents getting sick … Continue reading

Give Your Child a @ScholasticCDA Book This Holiday Season!

Scholastic is sure to have a book for every child on your list this year! I know that they have so many wonderful Christmas books available this year, I just don’t know which ones to choose to give to my children! I started a family tradition when my daughter was born to give the kids a gift on Christmas Eve. It helps to take the edge off and it makes Christmas Eve full of tradition for our family. The gifts always include a book that we read to them at bedtime. I love snuggling up with my children and reading … Continue reading

BacktoSchool with Lavish and Lime

It’s Back to School time folks and what does that mean?! New backpacks, lunchbags, water bottles and school supplies amongst other things for the kids. We recently received some wonderful Back to School lunch products from Lavish and Lime, a Canadian online retailer that sells products that are: eco-friendly and natural/non-toxic. Many of Lavish and Lime products are Made in Canada too! At Lavish and Lime there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee, but something tells me you won’t ever be disappointed with a product that comes from them! We received a Swell Lunchbox Stainless-Steel, Double Walled Bottle, a Kids PVC-Free … Continue reading

Back to School ~ “Mommy, I Don’t Want to Go”

Recently, a question was posed: What do you say when your child says, “I am scared. I don’t want to go to school”? My short suggestion is: Empathize and Encourage The long suggestion is this: We have been dealing with this every year for the past four years now and let me tell you, it hasn’t gotten any easier! Here are some tips: Stay positive Make school sound exciting or remind them of the fun parts. (e.g. recess, lunch, snacks, art, phys ed–whatever your child’s interests are, friends etc.) Awknowledge that starting new things is scary for everyone and that … Continue reading

Giveaways Ending August 31st and Some Back To School Posts

About Back to SchoolDon’t Forget to Buy Back to School Labels!For All New Kindergarten Moms and DadsPreparing for KindergartenPreparing for Kindergarten Part 2Back to School ShoppingA Kindergarten Visit – Who Needs More Preparation?Giveaways Ending August 31$30 Gift Certificate to Second Peek Maternity (NEW and Used items for Mom, Baby and Kids!) (CAN/US) 8/31Modular Construction Toy Set (CAN) 8/31Crocs Sunglasses CAN/US 8/31Command Brand 3M Decorative Hooks Prize Pack CAN 8/31Lice Treatment and Prevention Kit from Quit Nits CAN 8/31Child’s Chef Coat from Tenderflake CAN 8/31 Pin It Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Current Giveaways