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Be Prepared for Lice this Upcoming School Year with Quit Nits {REV!EW and G!VEAWAY}

The fall is one of the more common times that the Lice rear their ugly heads in schools! I have learned of a natural way to prevent lice as well as a way to get rid of them if you are unfortunate enough to have them land on your head! Quit Nits, distributed by Hyland’s, Inc. is an all natural Lice Remedy and Prevention product.I will admit – I am a bit of a germophobe – this extends into worrying about getting lice. The year before I was in Teacher’s College, I was working at a private school and we … Continue reading

ChildUp Math Learning Cards {REV!EW} and {G!veaway}

ChildUp Learning Cards are a wonderful tool for parents to use with their young children (aged 1-5) to teach them early math skills.The Math & Logic 1 Learning Cards Set Information: 48 Child’s Cards to learn to count from 1 to 10 features 10 popular animals includes 16 Parent’s Cards presenting the 1st part of the ChildUp Early Learning Method, with practical early learning and parenting advice set helps children learn numbers as quantities and symbols helps to teach the first steps of addition The Math & Logic 2 Learning Cards Set Information: 48 Child’s Cards to learn to count … Continue reading

Mail a Tale: Children’s Book Subscription Service {REV!EW}

As a former Kindergarten teacher with a love for children’s literature, you can only imagine how excited I was when I heard that there was actually a mail out book subscription available to children in Canada! When Mail a Tale offered for me to review their service and to provide them with some genuine feedback, I was all over it! For $28.95 per month (including free shipping), this subscription service selects age appropriate books for children from BIRTH to 10 years.It is simple! You join the service and pay per month with no contract and no termination fees. Each month, … Continue reading

Kandoobi~animal edition {APP REVIEW}

There are many APPS out their for young children, but one of the more fun and educational ones that I have seen is Kandoobi ~animal edition. This preview video shows you exactly what the Kandoobi App looks like:As a former Kindergarten teacher, I tend to be rather critical of various computer games and apps made for young children. When I approve of an app that is geared towards young children, it is because I truly believe it is a positive and effective teaching tool. Kandoobi definitely meets my criteria for choosing an educational app for my children to play with. … Continue reading

Luna Kettlebottom and the Magic Cauldron Society – “Vlad and the Beanstalk” in Canada!

Luna Kettlebottom and the Magic Cauldron Society – Vlad and the Beanstalk by Brandissimo! Inc. is an APP that is presently FREE for a limited time and is now available in CANADA. It is compatible with iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later. The regular price is $2.99.About the APPThis APP is an interactive story book (on a classic children’s story) that actively includes the reader in the story. It is rated for children 4-8 years of age. You can follow Brandissimo on Twitter and check out the Luna Kettlebottom and the Magic Cauldron Society Website and on Twitter, Facebook … Continue reading

Will “Noni Says No” Win the Blue Spruce Award? {BOOK REVIEW}

Not only has Noni Says No received the Picture Book Honourable Mention for the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Best Bets list, but it is also in the running to win the Blue Spruce Award this year. What is the Blue Spruce Award? The Blue Spruce Award is a provincial reading program for children in grades Kindergarten to Grade 2. The children read 10 nominated Canadian picture books and then vote for their favourite book. Noni Says No by Heather Hartt-Sussman is a book about having confidence in yourself. It features a little girl named Noni who can do many things, … Continue reading

MTM is Partying with the Ultimate Blog Party 2012 #UBP12

I am super excited to be linked up at the Ultimate Blog Party 2012 this year! What a fun time we are going to have together. Welcome to Multi-Testing Mommy! There’s coffee (my favourite drink ever!) and red wine (a close second to the coffee) to drink and some delicious treats to eat (even though I’m currently on a Get Healthy kick, we all deserve a treat sometimes! Let me introduce myself…. My name is Amanda and I am Multi-Testing Mommy. You can find me around the web on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest and more! I also can be … Continue reading

Splash ‘N Boots Children’s Music Entertainers {REVIEW and GIVEAWAY}

When I read in a recent Press Release that Splash’N Boots were widely known as the “U2 of Children’s Entertainment”, I just couldn’t wait to listen to them to see what all of the excitement was about. After all, U2 is my favourite band! We received a copy of Act 2 their second full-length DVD and am I ever happy that we did! My kids love music and dancing so this DVD was perfect for them. The first day that we watched it, the DVD played in the family room almost all day long! The kids hardly sat still and … Continue reading

We LOVE SuperWhy in our House! New Episodes Coming…

My children are not the only ones who love to watch Super WHY in our house! I love it too! As a former Kindergarten teacher, this is one of the few shows that I truly find to be educational and fun at the same time. I really love how this show is created. Super WHY rings in the New Year with four all-new literacy-powered episodes, premiering January 16-19, 2012 on PBS KIDS (check local listings)! We invite you to hang onto your hat and hold onto your seat as Super Why and the Super Readers hop into their Why Flyers … Continue reading

*Parenting Talk* Children and Behaviour

I was reading a great article over at Urban Moms written by Erin Little entitled Raising Sophie & Fiona. The article discusses Erin’s take on parenting with regards to discipline in particular. I found myself engrossed in self reflection after reading this article and wanted to share some of my thoughts. I realize that this can be a personal topic for discussion and I want to be clear that I do not pass any judgement on anyone’s parenting choices. Erin’s specific belief is that rewards don’t work and that they are short term fix. She also believes that people should … Continue reading