Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review of Prince Killian and The Holy Grail

Shout! Factory will be releasing the epic adventure tale of Prince Killian and The Holy Grail, a story set in the 12th century on April 29th. This DVD brings one of Spain’s most popular comic book heroes to life. My family enjoyed watching this DVD, although it has scenes that are violent. The story is about the time of the Third Crusade in Palestine.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Digital Books about Spring

In the first ever collection app from the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library: Outside Your Door! contains 4 favourite adventures that teach kids all about nature and the great outdoors. Perfect for springtime, parents can read the titles with their kids then go outside and observe what they have learned. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Looking At The Night Sky

My son got this Space Torch toy as a gift from our friends. We really appreciate this as it opened up his enthusiasm to learn more about the night sky. To learn about the amazing things that can be found in the night sky, we checked out the Get Started Astronomy DK book that has lots of colourful pictures, advice, tips and in-depth fascinating information about stars, planets and galaxies visible from Earth.

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Season, New Opportunities, New Toy State Toys

These new toys from Toy State is in time for a new season to provide children with new opportunities to explore, imagine and play. This cute, green Volkswagen Hatchback is a freewheeling licensed VW vehicle. When we pop the hatch it reveals a light-up rotating speaker bed with 3 unique designs and a different song for each. This Road Rippers toy is wonderful for children over 3.

Spring Into SPRING Cleaning Your Vehicle By Winning This Giveaway

I am very excited to be part of the Hyundai Drive Squad, and will be bringing the inside scoop to some of Hyundai’s amazing initiatives, vehicle tips and tricks for the road, giveaways and more. Hyundai came to Canada in 1983 where it set-up its first overseas subsidiary, a mere 16 years after Hyundai Motor Company was founded in Korea and three years before it entered the U.S. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Celebrating Baby Arrivals with a Printed or ebook from Blurb #Giveaway

I enjoy using Blurb to create my own photo books. This is a wonderful way to share stories, moments, travel pictures, recipes and more with family and friends. I like the ease of using blurb themes to make personalized books. These books are a wonderful way to express our memories and cherish special moments.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Origami Toys: Fish and Bird

My children and I really enjoyed learning and following the instructions from Paul Jackson's Origami Toys That Tumble, Fly and Spin book. I am glad the book had a pouch with 60 colourful origami paper to get us started right away. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

The TIFF Kids Festival is into its 17th year in Toronto, and is the only children's film festival in Toronto. This year there are more than 110 films from 31 countries screening, it is a great opportunity for children to enjoy fantastic cinema from all over the world, much of which they would likely never have the chance to see otherwise.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Win Tickets to the BabyTime Show When They Roll Into Town April 25-27

Grab your diaper bags and pack up those strollers because Toronto’s biggest baby show is springing up at the International Centre, Mississauga and the whole family is invited. The 16th Annual Spring BabyTime Show presented by Babies “R” Us runs from April 25-27 and welcomes parents to learn and try out the hottest parenting must-haves. This year’s Show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest in toys, health and nutrition, technology, child care, maternity, children’s apparel and décor. There is also an opportunity to register for all your baby needs with Babies “R” Us. 

Decorating Eggs and Celebrating the Joy of Spring with Kinder

Everyone in my family loves spring! Although, we don't celebrate Easter we enjoy decorating eggs, and each year I like to explore different techniques. My children join me during this craft/ science activity. This year, we explored the Ukrainian method of painting eggs called pysanky. This Eastern European art of egg decorating is similar to batik, and the method requires the use of wax and dye.
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