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(closed) REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Crafty Cooking Kits distributed by Me Myself and Us Inc.

Congratulations to Commenters #114-Amy C., #14-Tinatchick and #56-missbobloblaw! I LOVE to BAKE and do CRAFTS with my kids so Crafty Cooking Kits are right up my alley! Crafty Cooking Kits are: delicious fun and creative educational (reinforces language skills, math, measurement, following instructions) in kits which include: Everyday, Seasonal, and Deluxe packages great for home use, loot bags, gifts, play-dates, and fundraisers at schools, day cares, organizations, leagues made in the USA and guaranteed Everything is included in the kits to have fun and create such as the mixtures, pans, cookie cutters, icings, decorations and interactive, VERY easy to follow … Continue reading

(closed) BOOK REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Rocket Town by Bob Logan

Congratulations to Commenter #55, missbobloblaw! Rocket Town by Bob Logan, Published by Sourcebooks Inc. The book Rocket Town by Bob Logan is a unique Retro looking board book for young children all about rockets. It is about an astronaut and his dog going on an adventure through a town looking for their perfect rocket. On their adventure, they see MANY different rockets. Each page is filled with many different, VERY unique looking retro rocketships! Rocket Town certainly gets a young child’s imagination going. There are so many things to look at on each page and the illustrations are very interesting … Continue reading

Today is Family Literacy Day!

Today is Family Literacy Day! Family Literacy Day takes place every year on January 27th. It is a day to mark on our calendars where we can celebrate reading and learning together. One thing that I like to do with my 5 year old is bake. We read the recipes together and whip up muffins, cookies, cakes galore. Literacy is all around us. From the signs on the roads to the signs that tells us what store we are shopping at to the words on the food items that are in our grocery cart. Then at home, we can read … Continue reading

Family Literacy Day is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Family Literacy Day! Family Literacy Day takes place every year on January 27th. It is a day to mark on our calendars where we can celebrate reading and learning together. One thing that I like to do with my 5 year old is bake. We read the recipes together and whip up muffins, cookies, cakes galore. Literacy is all around us. From the signs on the roads to the signs that tells us what store we are shopping at to the words on the food items that are in our grocery cart. Then at home, we can read … Continue reading

Info: Imagery For Kids

I would like to share an incredible resource website for parents called Imagery for Kids that has been a real help for our family this past year and a bit! Dr. Charlotte Reznick’s website Imagery For Kids provides parents with articles regarding topics such as: Stress Anxiety Psychosomatic Problems Phobias Bed Wetting Encopresis Sleep Disorders Dr. Reznick has written an amazing book called The Power of Your Child’s Imagination that provides many helpful techniques for helping children in the above situations. It helped my daughter with her anxieties about starting Kindergarten last year amongst other issues. Reznick’s ideas are creative … Continue reading

Website: www.storytimeforme.com

If you you have young children who enjoy stories, you should check out the website, Story Time For Me.com. They have 30 free online books available, with more being added regularly. You simply choose a series (Ben the Mouse, Fern the Fox or Flame the Dragon), then choose a story and then press play and away you go. Each story has a picture of the book and a small info segment beside it that includes the following information:The name of the storyA small amount of info about the storyWhat age range the story is appropriate forThe episode #The category e.g … Continue reading

Cool Site: Child Humor

I came across a hilarious site the other day called Child Humor. If you’re looking for a good laugh and you love hearing about the funny things kids say or do, this is definitely a site you should check out. They have funny pictures, funny things kids say, refrigerator art and contests that you can enter. One of my favourite photos is this one called Bored or Contemplating: Submitting to Child Humor is simple! They require you to sign up through your Facebook Account (this is to protect you). Using Facebook creates an identity for each person on their site … Continue reading

Bounty Monster Mess

With Halloween looming just around the corner, all of us parents know that there are many messes coming our way whether it be the pumpkin carving, the crafts, the baking or even the Halloween makeup! We are always in need of help with tidying up and although I’m a big believer in good old cloths and water, sometimes some one time use items are a HUGE help and a necessity!!!Bounty paper towels are the only paper towels that we use in our house–this is the honest truth. We buy them in bulk at Costco. We have tried other brands before, … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read by Rima H. Corral

My daughter, who is 5, has been reading books for over 6 months now. She has been reading familiar words for a few years. Even with this under her belt, she still thoroughly enjoyed reading How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read by Rima H. Corral. The book is about a little boy, Eddie, who learns how to read with the help and support of his family and neighbourhood friends. His parents help him learn how to read by using familiar words around him and through encouragement. This book has a fabulous tips for parents who are unsure how to support … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Feeding Penny Pig by Jeannine Fox

I have a secret love for childrens’ books, it might have something to do with the fact that I’m a former Kindergarten teacher. I received a copy of Feeding Penny Pig by Jeannine Fox and my daughter and I have enjoyed reading it together a few times now. I truly believe that teaching financial responsibility not only needs to start when children are very young, but it also has to be modelled appropriately. If we put buy everything with credit cards and financing, are we truly setting a good example for our children? This book has encouraged my daughter to … Continue reading