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Reading Rocks -October/Fall edition

09/13/2018

Categories Family Fun

This month there were lots of great choices about the FALL season: pumpkins, Thanksgiving and apples! We would love to hear from you with some of your favourite stories. Feel free to email us at...

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Canada Day Scavenger Hunt

06/06/2018

Categories Family Fun Home

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! Here's a great one to help celebrate Canada's Birthday. Depending on the age of the kids, you can either hide these items around the house and backyard for the...

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Summer Camp - A Sound Investment in Youth By: Mari-Beth Crysler (Director, Camp Wabikon)

04/30/2018

Categories Family Fun

Having spent over 35 summers at camp, as a camper, counsellor and director, I was pleased to read the findings of a recent study called The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project

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Top 5 items for outdoor fun!

04/20/2018

Categories Family Fun

Spring is finally here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the grass is green. It's the perfect time to encourage your children to get OUTSIDE and get active! There are so many fun...

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Reading Rocks: Kid's Books for Spring

03/20/2018

Categories Family Fun

Spring is finally here and we've got some great kids books to recommend about this very welcome season. We are always happy to review special kids books, so feel free to email us at...

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Celebrate Canadian Spring with a visit to a local Maple Syrup Festival

03/19/2018

Categories Family Fun Home

After a long winter, it's always a treat to feel the warm sunshine, hear the birds singing and go for a walk in the woods. You can do all this and more when you visit a local maple syrup farm......

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Fun Family Board Games for a Rainy Day!

01/01/2018

Categories Family Fun Parent Picks

Rainy and snowy/cold days can sometimes keep the kids inside and anxious for something fun to do. Pull out a board game and gather the whole family around the table. There are so many great games...

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Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques By Colleen Dorsey

09/27/2017

Categories Family Fun Home Crafts

Here they are, the very essentials of pumpkin carving! By following these steps that you probably had down pat when you were a kid, you can get carving with any traditional pumpkin carving pattern....

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Apple picking fun at Watson Farms

09/24/2017

Categories Family Fun

Fall is upon us and there are lots of great ways to get out and enjoy the season. We took our kids apple picking and had a fabulous morning.

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Tim Horton's Free Summer Swimming schedules

06/14/2017

Categories Family Fun

Your local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners are proud to bring you Tim Hortons Free Swim - Complimentary swimming time at local pools in participating communities across Canada. They know you want to...

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Family Day Long Weekend Guide to Local Fun (2017)

01/24/2017

Categories Family Fun Family Guides Home

Family Day long weekend is this weekend: Saturday February 18 -Monday February 20. It is the perfect chance to spend some quality time together with your kids. There's lots of fun stuff going on in...

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25 Christmas Reading Picks

11/27/2016

Categories Family Fun Parent Picks

Here is wonderful list of reading picks for the twenty-five days in December with a great idea how to make it feel even more like the holidays...I gift wrap each book and the kids take turns...

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'Tis the Season for shopping--with our Holiday Gift Guide 2016

11/15/2016

Categories Family Fun Family Guides Home

If you're looking for some great gift ideas for the kids (and adults) on your list, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide showcasing some popular Canadian products, local holiday shows, great gift...

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Reading Rocks -- November edition

11/01/2016

Categories Family Fun

November is a great month to snuggle down and read with your kids as the weather takes on a chill.

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Cool down this summer and get creative with your kids at Crock A Doodle!

08/19/2016

Categories Family Fun Home Crafts

It's been one HOT summer which can be challenging with kids if you don't have air conditioning (and even if you do!). We decided to spend one of the hottest days in July going to our local Crock A...

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101 Summer Activities for Kids

06/22/2016

Categories Family Fun

We've got an awesome list of fun activities to keep the kids happy and busy this summer. Printout the chart and keep it on your fridge so the kids can help choose what they would like to do every day.

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Kid's Craft Recipe for Homemade Bubbles

06/20/2016

Categories Family Fun Crafts

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy and appreciate those lovely sunny days outdoors with your children than blowing bubbles!

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Twitter Chat: Summer Fun!

06/01/2016

Categories Family Fun

Join our Twitter Chat this coming Tuesday! AWESOME prizes to be won. Carolyn Wilman, otherwise known as the Contest Queen. and I are getting ready for our fifth Twitter Chat on Tuesday June 7th...

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Meet the Giant Panda Cubs at the Toronto Zoo

03/08/2016

Categories Family Fun

I was thrilled to be invited to a media preview to see the famous Giant Panda Cubs. They are a huge success story for the Toronto Zoo's breeding program and I think all Canadians have completely...

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Twitter Chat: March Break Madness

03/06/2016

Categories Family Fun

Carolyn Wilman, otherwise known as the Contest Queen. and I are getting ready for our second Twitter Chat. on Monday March 7th from 8-9pm. We will be discussing March Break Madness!

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