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Celebrating Maple Syrup & Worrying About Its Future

04/02/2012

Categories Family Fun

An annual tradition in the Novak family household is to visit the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival that takes place at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area located in Stouffville, Ontario.

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Celebrate 'Read an eBook Month' this March with your Clarington Public Library!

02/28/2012

Categories Family Fun

The Government of Canada has designated March as 'Read an eBook Month' in Canada.

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A Smart Auto-Motive by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

01/30/2012

Categories Family Fun

I attended the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit recently, and was pretty impressed with the range of eco-friendly cars that were being unveiled -- from the tiny 'smart' cars...

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Reading Rocks -- Favourite Kid's Books

01/19/2012

Categories Family Fun

January is the perfect month to encourage your children to read since it's Family Literacy Day on January 27.

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Journey to Learning Passport

01/02/2012

Categories Family Fun

All Canadians are invited to take a learning journey with us for Family Literacy Day 2012. Learning happens everywhere, and it's easy to make learning part of your daily life

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Marshmallow Painting Christmas Tree Craft

12/21/2011

Categories Family Fun Crafts

This bright and colourful Christmas craft activity is a ton of fun for young children to make and just perfect for a Christmas-theme unit!

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Which is More Eco-Friendly--Real Trees vs Artificial Trees? by Enviro-Dad Eric Novak

12/13/2011

Categories Family Fun

Now that we have entered December, many families will be putting up Christmas trees in the next week or two as part of their Christmas celebrations. With a variety of both real trees and...

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Christmas Fun!

11/30/2011

Categories Family Fun

We've put together a list of some of our favourite websites that we enjoy visiting as a family during the holidays. There are lots of amazing crafts, games, recipes, and fun ideas that kids of all...

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Alphabet Letters Sudoku: Sudoku for kids!

11/21/2011

Categories Family Fun Crafts

It's Upper Case Alphabet Letters Sudoku for kids! This printable puzzle games is great for recognition of Upper Case Alphabet letters A through D. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pencil and...

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Fall Fun at Canada's Wonderland

10/30/2011

Categories Family Fun

If you've never visited Canada's Wonderland in the Fall you're missing out. Within 30 minutes of arrival we had parked, waltzed through the front gate, stopped at the washrooms and hit two rides....

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Pumpkin Seed Pumpkin Craft

10/24/2011

Categories Family Fun Crafts

This simple and easy-to-make Pumpkin craft will keep preschool and kindergarten children entertained and is the perfect craft activity for a Pumpkin or Halloween-theme unit! So, what are you...

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Blue Mountain Resort--wow, you sure have grown up!

10/14/2011

Categories Family Fun

Blue Mountain Resort, located on the shores of Georgian Bay just outside Collingwood, Ontario was historically known as one of the best places to ski in Ontario but not much beyond that. With the...

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Halloween Ghost And Spider Handprint Craft

10/13/2011

Categories Family Fun Crafts

This Halloween hand print craft activity is a ton of messy fun for preschool and kindergarten children and just perfect for a Halloween-theme unit!

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Reading Rocks: Favourite Kid's Books

09/30/2011

Categories Family Fun

We're thrilled to introduce a brand new article series to our website. We want to share our love of reading with all of you so we're going to choose several family-friendly books to feature each...

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Now THAT'S Educational TV by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

08/02/2011

Categories Family Fun

Sherwood Schwartz, best known as the creator of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, passed away last month, much to my own and to many of my "raised on 70's TV" counterparts' dismay. With so...

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Strawberry Fields & Families

07/05/2011

Categories Family Fun

After recently getting into an online debate about the merits of buying local produce and whether or not governments have an obligation to follow suit, I began to realize that in the midst of this...

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Popsicles

06/27/2011

Categories Family Fun

The summer heat calls for a cool treat and popsicles fit the bill. As I always say, why buy them if you can make them. They are super easy to make and you avoid the added sugar and food colouring...

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Summer Camp & Activity Guide for Durham and GTA families

05/03/2011

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

Are you trying to make summer plans for your kids? We've got Summer Camps and Activities across Durham Region and the GTA covered!

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Spring... your way! By Nadine Hughes

05/01/2011

Categories Family Fun

Spring means getting outdoors more with your children; or sending them outside to play while you enjoy the peace and quiet inside. Whatever your preference, you don't want meal preparation to...

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Simply Extraordinary: Choosing the Right Summer Camp

04/26/2011

Categories Family Fun

The time to make summer plans is quickly approaching and many experts, families and former campers see camps and their lifelong benefits as an excellent way for children to make the most of their...

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