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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

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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

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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

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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: [...]