Disney World Part One

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Tiny Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

SO YOU WANT TO GO TO DISNEYWORLD . . . . . But don't know where to start? Don't worry - I've got you covered! This is a long post with lots of detail.   If you are in the middle of breastfeeding or ignoring your kids at the playground and only have time for bullet points - here you go.  Details expanded below bullet points. 1.  WHEN TO GO? Using sites like Undercover Tourist's Crowd Calendar can be helpful. I prefer late January to late February. 2.  ARE MY KIDS TOO YOUNG? It's up to you to decide if and when your kids will enjoy Disney.  Alice (2.5) was free (bonus) but on the tad too young side.  George (nearly 5) was a perfect age. 3.  WHERE TO STAY? If you ask me:  a Disney Resort. 4.  DISNEY WORLD VACATIONS TAKE A LOT OF PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION Yes, this is true. But there are free [...]

Three Books of the Week: Weather

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: Curious Reads|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming with pictures by Diana Sudyka I adore this book!  It's about the weather, the seasons and all the wonderful things kids get to do throughout the year.  The illustrations are just incredible and it's fun to read this poetic tribute and talk about winter, spring, summer and fall. The Weather Girls by Delphine Aki Oh my gosh this book is adorable.  And so are the little weather girls that go through all the weather and seasons in a fun rhyme.  They go on hot air balloons, they synchronize swim, and they climb mountains as they adventure through sun, snow and rain. Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd [...]

Playground Survival: Jump For Joy Play Centre

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: City Wonderland, Playground Survival|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

PLAYGROUND SURVIVAL: TORONTO EAST JUMP FOR JOY PLAY CENTRE I think we are coming to the end of winter, but lets get real, in Toronto spring doesn't truly make an appearance until mid April at least! Which means we still have quite a few weeks of indoor play (and to be fair, when summer hits and you need to escape the high UV, indoor playgrounds are a must). For some unknown reason, it has taken me quite a while to discover this nearby place on the Danforth. And it's AWESOME! Address: 1472 Danforth Ave (north side of Danforth between Coxwell and Greenwood) How to Get Here: We drive and find plenty of street parking. Subway:  Either the Coxwell or Greenwood stop Bus:  300 stop 903 Why We [...]

Three Books of the Week

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Curious Reads|Tags: , , , , , |

Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett This book is harder to find but if you can do it - it's worth it.  Both my kids adore this book. Nibbles is a very naughty book monster who keeps eating his way through different stories.  The book is interactive, clever and has so much detail (including holes and tears where Nibbles has nibbled). Amazing read for your permanent shelf! Chimpanzees for Tea! by Jo Empson Vincent is sent to the shops by his mother with a very specific list.  Along his way, however, he forgets what items she asked for and instead picks up a big furry bear, a trapeze and of course some chimpanzees. It's zany, whimsical and I love love love the illustrations.  Very fun read! [...]

Three Books of the Week: Big Bear Love

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Curious Reads|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bear's Big Bottom by Steve Smallman with pictures by Emma Yarlett Bear is so friendly and sweet.  He's always there to help and play.  It's just unfortunate that his big bottom often gets in the way. Your kids will be howling reading this one as poor Bear learns to deal with his large derrière. Please Bring Balloons by Linsday Ward This book is soooooo pretty!  And soooooo whimsical! A little girls spots a note on a bear on the carousel.  It asks that she brings a balloon.  So she does.  And then it asks for more.  What could a carousel bear want with a bunch of balloons?  To fly in the air to a polar bear rumpus! [...]