Spark Your Imagination

Spark Your Imagination

Although my boys are very creative and can come up with elaborately detailed stories, adventures, and games on a regular basis, I decided I wanted to look for a way to expand their ideas and help encourage them to both build on their imaginations and develop writing skills. I happened to stumble onto Spark Your …

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Aboriginal Literatures in Canada

June 21st is a special day known as Aboriginal Day. There are a lot of events across the country that you can go visit and participate in. However, if you are looking for some educational resources to expand your understanding of the various First Nations communities throughout Canada, I recommend this high school level program …

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Reading Kingdom

Designed by Dr. Marion Blank, who is a leading expert in reading learning, this program was created to make reading fun and easy to learn. Through a series of games and activities, children learn the skills needed to read.  What is it? Interactive online reading program from Reading Kingdom Who is it for? Preschool – Grade 3 (ages …

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Learning Advantage

While I am not a homeschooling Mom for real, I play one on vacations and PA Days. Whether you are a homeschooling Mom or one that likes to supplement the kids learning you will appreciate the Learning Advantage and Summer Advantage books. These books came recommended at our kids school so I thought I would …

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10 Educational Board Games

Trying to make learning more fun and hands-on? Why not play a board game? Here are 10+ great games to help your kids learning without them really even knowing it. 1. Scrabble or Bananagrams This classic board game focuses on spelling and words. Using the letters you have available, you create words in a crossword style …

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Chalkboard Publishing – Canadian Curriculum Grade Books

If you are looking for Canadian based comprehensive curriculum books, check out this new series from Chalkboard Publishing – Canadian Curriculum Success. Covering the topics of Math, Language Skills, Reading Comprehension, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Cursive Writing, (depending on the level) these books are a great place to start and expand learning for each …

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How to make your own Alligator Pie

Alligator Pie {Book Review & Recipe!}

The minute I heard our book club theme was POETRY, I raced to the library. There was no need to do some digging to find a good Canadian book of poetry. I already knew what I was going to do – it popped right into my head, thanks to the many readings from my childhood. …

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Ben the Inventor {Book Review}

Welcome to this month’s edition of Poppins’ Book Nook – a free monthly book club that invites you to join in by reading a book and doing a related activity that fits into the theme of that month and an opportunity to link up your blog posts. It’s open to anyone – in any age range. I hope …

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Rain Reign {Book Review}

Back when I was a kid, I used to read a series of books called, The Babysitter’s Club. The author of these books was Ann M. Martin – who has recently added a new book to her list of publications – Rain Reign. Written from the perspective of 12 year old Rose – a girl …

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