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808, 2019

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LESLIEVILLE PLAYGROUND CRAWL Remember when you were in your 20's and perhaps did a pub crawl or two?  Stopping at various drinking establishments, grabbing $1 pizza along the way and stumbling home? Well this is basically the same except it's during the day - the morning to be precise (that time of day when you used to sleep off a hang over from said pub crawl), you drink coffee instead of alcohol, and the $1 pizza is now a buttery croissant or a fancy panini. Oh and it involves children and playgrounds. [...]

2407, 2019

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I've started having 'theme' months when it comes to reading with a focus on countries around the world. Really, it's just an excuse to get the kids excited to go to restaurants that I want to eat in. This month we went to Japan with these books: Natsumi! by Susan Lendroth with pictures by Priscilla Burris Oh how we all love Natsumi. This little firecracker of a girl just can't quite find a hobby that fits with her energetic nature.  She always [...]

1507, 2019

What My Kids Are Reading This Week Before Bed

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Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! by Mo Willems Alice loves loves loves this book - we read it before bed every night.  Sheep the Sheep checks on all her friends to make sure they are getting ready for bed. Pig the Pig is in the bath, Horse the Horse is on the potty, and poor Owl the Owl is getting ready to not go to sleep. It's Mo Willems. That's all you really need to know to convince you to go get this book. [...]

807, 2019

What My Kids Are Reading this Week:

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What George Forgot by Kathy Wolff with pictures by Richard Byrne Is it any wonder why my son loves this book? It reminds me very much of another favourite, Barnaby Never Forgets - my kids love how silly these books are. George just knows he's forgetting something, but what?   We love the page where he hasn't forgotten to use yogurt to stick whiskers on his sister's face. I'm waiting for the day my own George tries this on Alice. [...]

2706, 2019

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YO HO YO HO! A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME! A Pirate Life This is not a playground per se but it's a fantastic experience for your kids we discovered last summer. For about an hour and a half - you and your family are completely turned into pirates.  This is an immersive theatre experience which means you are all part of the play. All of the 'pirates' are actors who even answer the phone [...]

2406, 2019

What My Kids Are Reading This Week:

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Summer is HERE! And we are in Prince Edward Island - one of the most beautiful places in Canada.  Days at the beach, exploring lighthouses and eating ice cream to our heart's content. These are some of the books we've brought with us: Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Adam Rex Have you met Chu before?  He has a pretty EPIC sneeze. In this book, he is at the beach with his parents when the bright sun triggers [...]

1706, 2019

What My Kids Are Reading This Week:

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Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke with illustrations by Angela Brooksbank Alice insists on reading this each night at least 3 times. It's a very sweet counting story of a baby with his mama at a Nigerian market.  Baby is wrapped on his mama's back and is gifted with so many treats while she shops. We love it for a look at what grocery shopping looks like in another country.  Although now Alice expects me to carry my Loblaws bags on my head. [...]

1206, 2019

Travel to New York with Kids

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Going to travel to New York with kids? I did it and survived to tell the tale.  Here is my travel guide to New York with kids to help you plan your trip! We spent a week in New York City with our two kids:  George (4) and Alice (21 months).   The excuse to go was partly George’s birthday (because, you know, every four-year old needs a birthday party in NYC) and partly because our friends were living there [...]