1206, 2019

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THE BIG APPLE WITH LITTLE APPLES 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 for a year with a fantastic apartment for guests to stay in.   The Engineer did his MBA in New York so we are already well-versed [...]

406, 2019

What My Kids are Reading This Week: Trucks and Cranes and Diggers. Oh My!

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Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard with pictures by David Slonim My son is horse obsessed.  And has been for nearly three out of his almost four years - which in kids years is alot. I was so excited to find this book at my local library and it's definitely a gem find.  Very simple text with gorgeous, almost impressionist style illustrations tells the story of what a little girl (or boy) would do if she had a horse.  She would feed him, hug him, [...]

1605, 2019

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Okay, your tickets are booked, your hotel is reserved and your ridiculously expensive park passes (with park hopper option!) have been purchased.   Now what? [...]

1505, 2019

Playground Survival: Happy Town

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We are at the end of winter (FINALLY) and now can enjoy all the incredible outdoor playgrounds! But we are also on the edge of the insanely hot, humid, and high UV-index summer. Which means you still might need an air conditioned play area in which to hide from the sun. Wow.  I just can't win in Toronto.  There are basically four weeks in the year when the weather is absolutely perfect right? Anyways, here is a great place to play in the winter OR the summer: [...]

1305, 2019

What My Kids are Reading This Week: A Trip to India

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As an adult, one of my most favourite things about reading books is the ability it has to take me on a journey anywhere in time and anywhere around the world. It has the same ability for kids. We were at the Royal Ontario Museum the other day for their current exhibit:  Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India Both kids loved seeing the life-size elephant and horses in their Royal regalia.  They also loved the story the teacher told during our ROM Kids Jr session. Don't know what ROM Kids Jr is? [...]

505, 2019

What my kids are reading this week: Animal Love

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I Love Dogs! by Sue Stainton and Bob Staake This is a really fun visual book for kids to look for the dogs described (which dog is the bendy one Alice?) and for anyone who loves dogs. Simple text and fun illustrations - this book is perfect for any dog loving family.  My kids love looking for the dogs that look like our dogs.  I especially love how the little boy passes all these dogs on his way to adopt a dog of [...]

2904, 2019

What my kids are reading this week: Spring has Sprung!

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SPRING IS HERE! Finally!  After what seems like the longest winter (but it always seems that way right?), the birds are singing, there are buds on the trees and we haven't had a snowstorm in four weeks.  I can put the boots and snow pants away! These are some great books about spring to get your kids in the mood (if they aren't already). Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand Who doesn't love an unlikely friendship between two animals?   This book [...]

2204, 2019

What My Kids are Reading this Week: For the Birds

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Not Your Nest by Gideon Sterer with pictures by Andrea Tsurumi George is loving this book right now.  Our poor little bird keeps building a nest for herself and each time she goes to rest, another animal has stolen it!  From a gorilla to a giraffe to a whole colony of meerkats - poor bird just keeps losing her nest!  How will she get the animals out of the tree?  With the help of a charging water buffalo obviously. What happens next is sweet [...]