Share the Love of Reading this February with Happy Meal Books from McDonald’s

As a child I loved to curl up in a corner with a comfy blanket and my favourite book. At school, the end of day bell would ring and I wouldn’t notice… while the other children were rushing to get out the door, I was still lost in the book I was reading. The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.  Both William and Ben learned to read at a young age, and have fallen in love with the world that is created when they devote themselves to a great … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Keep your Child Busy this Summer

“Summer time, and the livin’ is easy….”. It’s fair to say that when George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward wrote their hit song in 1935 they didn’t have to entertain bored children during the summer. In fact, there is nothing harder for a parent than trying to find interesting and, if you’re lucky, useful things for the children to do during the summer break. So here are some tips to help make your summertime living just that little bit … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Books For Preschoolers

Over the course of my raising two boys, we have fallen in love with some amazing children's books.  Both of my boys are incredibly different in personality, but the books that they love seem to be quite similar.  When the holidays roll around I (as well as their fantastic aunt) make sure that their library gets restocked with reading materials that help keep them both entertained as well as learning.  The preschool reading level is where I've … [Read more...]

Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess Premiers November 24th

Do you have a little one who self identifies as a princess? Does she claim to be Cinderella or Ariel? Does she love all things Disney Princesses? If so, she will adore Sofia The First. Set your DVR's or plan a family night in, cause little ones across the country will be tuning in November 24th at 7pm EST for 44 minutes of Disney's newest princess, Sofia. This prelude is the introduction to Disney Juniors new series coming in 2013....so make … [Read more...]

I’m A Lego Duplo Play Agent

And I couldn't be happier! I love all things Lego.  The creativity that it in stills in our kids, the lessons on organization, the hand-eye co-ordination.  And yes, the odd 'I just stepped on a piece of Lego' moment.  Lego has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a child I spent countless hours organizing each little piece.  Yes, I was THAT kid that separated them out by color, shape and size.  I was the kid … [Read more...]

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