We have always felt the need to be "craftful" as both the process and product helps us relax, develop physical and cognitive skills, and it brings a feeling of happiness. We have dedicated a closet to hold our supplies as we believe crafts are therapeutic. We have always enjoyed crafts for its pleasure without worrying about the final product.
Friday, January 4, 2019
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
When spring comes along, we get quite excited to plant a variety of different vegetables, herbs, and flowers in our garden. Harvesting and caring for the plants all summer long is one of our favourite hobbies. In order to inspire us to spend our summer feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take part in adventures, we took a closer look at a few DK Canada books that inspires Summer Detox.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
My family and I love reading books - we regularly use our first e-reader Kobo Glo HD since 2015 and our Kobo Aura H2O since 2016 to read while at home and when we are travelling. This year, we are excited to have been introduced to Kobo Clara HD - the lightweight 6" HD display with built-in ComfortLight PRO and blue light reducing technology that offers the best reading experience day or night.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
We enjoy watching the Star Wars saga. The book Solo A Star Wars Story The Official Guide written by Pablo Hidalgo will be enjoyed by fans curious to know about Han Solo's adventures, and discover the places, faces, and things he encounters. It gives details on the things we see in the movie, so we have a better understanding of the purpose and functions of things that come up in the movie. For example, Han Solo has an electronically shielded pocket in his jacket for unprotected data cards, and about other gadgets on the characters and what they do. The close up pictures with captions are fun to read.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Escape by Linwood Barclay is a kid-friendly juvenile fiction. It is very adventurous and full of drama. It is about a boy named Jeff Conroy and with his high-tech partner “Chipper”, who is a dog running from the sinister organization, “The Institute”, which created Chipper. Jeff Conroy's parents, Edwin and Patricia Conroy had died in a plane crash while trying to reveal the Institutes secrets of creating high-tech children, just as they had done with dogs. Now both Jeff and Chipper are constantly running from the Institute. We recommend this book for all ages.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
We like the DK's How Things Work series, as it explores and explains a wide range of complex subjects clearly and simply using a combination of bold, eye-catching graphics and simple, easy-to-understand text. We like how everything is explained in details, to make us understand the topics better. There are lots of cool facts on each of the topics.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Art Studio: Flowers ISNB: 9781633223639 priced at $25.99 is an instructional book for those wanting to learn how to draw and paint a variety of beautiful flowers. There are more than 35 step-by-step projects, as well as dozens of technique tutorials. This comprehensive resource will help artists of all skill levels gain the confidence they need to transform their love of vibrant botanicals into beautiful works of art.
Monday, August 14, 2017
We find having books that support STEAM education at home and in classrooms, help children learn fun facts and gain general knowledge. For example, when reading a book such as the Human Body! makes us understand the functions of our body parts, appreciate, and take care of our body. By reading the book Elements, we will be able to better understand how things come together and function, for example the elements Hydrogen and Oxygen combine to make water.
Wednesday, August 9, 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.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Everyone in our family enjoyed taking part in doing the calming and interesting paper mosaic activity in Chiharu Rosenberg's Cut and Create Paper Mosaics kit. This craft mosaic-by-number artwork is done by cutting the numbered paper tiles which are printed on coloured and patterned paper, then gluing it to the card stock.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
March Break is a time to play, relax and explore and break the school days' routine for a week! Children will have lots of time to relax and try different activities. Having fun and exciting books to refer to can help children get inspired to explore. Here are three books from DK Canada that will help children build exciting computer projects, including games, music, and designs on the computer, or learn to draw, or do science experiments.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Crocheted Mandalas by Lynne Rowe has 20 designs we can follow to make mandalas or circle shape designs that can be used as coasters, table mats, or stitched together to make beautiful bedspreads, table runners, scarves, bags, art and more. I like that crocheting mandalas are portable and can be done easily on-the-go.