We love playing board games and have a few family favourites. As children, we have played lots of different board games from monopoly to mancala, and made sure to introduce our children to board games at a very young age. A few years ago, we made a wooden convertible storage cart just to keep our games. We believe most board games are a wonderful way to socialize and connect, and they have become part of our lifestyle. Over the past decade, we have documented a few board games on CreateWithMom. When we saw the Board Games in 100 Moves by Ian Livingstone, we were curious to discover different board games and their origins.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
We love learning from DK books! The wide variety of DK books from different subjects interests us because they are colourful and have an abundance of facts written in an inspiring way. Here are a few of our recent favourite books from DK Canada - Explanatorium of Science, Through the Animal Kingdom, and Tech Lab.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
We have been reading a couple of Self Care books from DK Canada - Sleep and Trigger Points. These books have been useful to think of what we should change to better take care of ourselves. My children read a few interesting DK readers - The Story of Civil Rights, I'm an activist, Sports Legends, and Festivals and Celebrations that has lots of useful general knowledge.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Having books to refer to for school projects, the curriculum, and hard to grasp ideas will help ease some difficulties we may face in the school year. We have been checking out couple of books from DK Smithsonian, a year by year guide about History and Science, as well as three books from the Help Your Kids series; Geography, Music, and Computer Coding.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Big Ideas series from DK is available in a variety of topics such as religion, economics, psychology, philosophy, sociology, ecology and more. It explains hard to grasp ideas in simple ways with pictures, info-graphs, timelines, definitions, and creative typography. The format of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series is easy to navigate to learn about the different concepts on each of the topics.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
We enjoy books that are not only fun to read, but also educational. DK findout! books are an excellent way for children to get interested in topics that will be useful for their common knowledge. We like that DK is introducing topics that children will come across in their curriculum and beyond. The vibrant pictures, simple explanations, and facts make it easy to remember the main points of each topic.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Over the years, I have experimented with different spices while cooking and baking - either adding or swapping it to get flavours we enjoy. Reflecting back, I feel my journey to understand, know, and appreciate different spices was because of my opportunities to experiment and include it into our meals. This has made me feel comfortable in deciding which flavours would work well, and which spices I want to add.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Encyclopedia of landscape design is an inspiring book that helps us to plan, build, and plant in our outdoor space. This book will be useful for anyone looking to do a total redesign or target a specific area of their garden. We like the fresh and achievable ideas in this guide, which will be useful for every gardener. The Encyclopedia of landscape design is produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
We love DK Eyewitness books, as they are a wealth of knowledge. This series of books are good educational resources. It comes in handy when doing homework, research projects, improving reading of reluctant readers and English as a Second Language students. Importantly these books satisfy the minds of curious children, as it answers their questions.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
With informative STEM education geared books from DK, it is easy for us to encourage our children to keep their minds active and practice a variety of age appropriate concepts. Instead of children playing games on the computer, with Scratch they can make their own games and practice math concepts such as variables, coordinates, angles, problem solving, numeracy, as well as improve language, art and creative skills.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Friday, November 4, 2016
Books make wonderful gifts for our loved ones and friends anytime of the year, especially for the holidays. The Holiday Gift Book Selection at DK Canada has a wide selection to suite everyone's taste. My children are LEGO fans and the LEGO book, 365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks, unleashes their imagination and gives them lots of creative ideas on how to use a variety of LEGO bricks to create unique pieces.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
These titles from DK Canada's Heroes and Villains boutique are inspired by the influx of superheroes and sci-fi films. Marvel Good Versus Evil has more than 1000 stickers that young Marvel fans will enjoy. Children will enjoy connecting the names of the characters and reading more about each of the Marvel characters on this book.
Friday, March 11, 2016
My family and I enjoy doing do-it-yourself and craft projects because it allows us to make unique pieces we can add to our space. I find when we handcraft items, we appreciate it and care for it more because it does not carry monetary value. The books at DK Made by Hand Boutique are an inspiring collection with lots of ideas, which children and adults will enjoy.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
I was inspired by the Paper Craft DK book to do this detailed papercut lantern project. This book has 50 fun and exciting projects that involves card making, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, and beautiful paper flowers. I love that the book includes templates that we can use to recreate the projects. I used the template for lanterns from this book, and scanned it on my Brother ScanNCut machine, which cut this intricate lantern design for me within minutes.