Halloween up North can be cold. Given tonight’s weather forecast I’ll probably nag my kids to bundle up- not that we’d let anything so inconsequential as even a snowstorm wreck our fun tonight. After all… there is candy to be had! Meanwhile, enjoy my extra-special Halloween poem. Halloween (Up North) Grab your parka, Snow pants, hat,… Read More Halloween (Up North): Rhyming Through the Snow We Go!
You reached the top… Scary drop Come on now, it’s easy! My stomach feels queasy. Would I ever lie? I’m too young to die! Are you a baby? Hmmm… maybe. There-down you glide! … I hate the slide.
Reading should be a delight- not drudgery. Think kids staying up late, flashlight in hand, to finish just one more chapter. Too often though, this is not what we see. We have to coax, wheedle, beg and even sometimes even bribe children to pick up a book. We can hardly blame the schools for… Read More Reading Rebels:Take Back the Joy!
Crafty is trendy now… not that I’m complaining. Suddenly it’s slightly less weird for me knit in public or to keep cupboards overflowing with pompoms and popsicle sticks-at least I like to pretend it is. When I spend hours crafting a project (like a hand stitched dainty Cinderella mouse) the queries to my sanity are… Read More Crafty Powers: Not Just for Kids
Nothing like summertime to curl up with a good book and let the hours fly by. Especially if you have a hammock. That’s how I spent most of my childhood summer days. Perhaps that’s why my Mum (with five other children) always insisted we had a hammock. Probably explains our frequent trips to the library too.… Read More 10 Ultimate Summer Books: the Hammock List (for Kids)
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” -Dr. Seuss Wacky and wild adventures… all from the comfort of home. The journey is greatly enhanced though whenever I take a tiny person along with me. It’s my favourite way to discover a new kids’ book,… Read More Wacky and Wild: Books of the Week