Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thoughts on LEGO books: I Love That MINIFIGURE and NEXO Knights

My children enjoy looking through the pictures, and reading DK LEGO books. Recently, they enjoyed two books in DK's collection of LEGO books. Here are their thoughts about The Book of Knights and I Love That MINIFIGURE.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How We Can Help Save Sharks

please be nice to sharks
This post written by the author, Matt Weiss of Please Be Nice To Sharks gives us a little more insight on how we can help with the conservation of sharks, and protect them from becoming extinct. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Reading LEGO books and Building

lego ninjago
My children have been LEGO fans since they were little and enjoy all things LEGO from building with the bricks to reading books related to LEGO. Recently, my children were playing with and building using the LEGO Friends Pop Star TV Studio and LEGO Ninjago Ninja Bike Chase sets. We also got them a bigger Ninjago set so they can enjoy putting the pieces together. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Few Books to Keep Us Engaged This Summer

Growing our own vegetables is a relaxing and rewarding experience. Even though we don't always harvest a whole lot because weather plays an important role in this, we find that tending for our vegetable garden becomes addictive. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Books for Young Readers

cozy classics
Cozy Classics written by Jack and Holman Wang are meant for babies and toddlers. Cozy Classics tells the story line of English literature classic novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick using simple words. Children can grasp the basics of the story line by looking at the 12 pictures and reading the 12 words in these board books.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thea Stilton Graphic Novels

My children enjoy reading the collection of Geronimo and Geronimo's sister Thea Stilton's paper books, and the comic collection by papercutz. They were excited to check out the first four comic books of Thea Stilton. These books are full of adventure, funny scenes, and colourful images, which make it lots of fun for children to read.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Win these fabulous story books for your children

My children and I checked out a few children's books that are educational and fun to read. Ru-lan is a fun and exciting series of books about a special young prince born in the kingdom of Lǒu. The descriptions and details in the story makes these picture books fun for both children and adults to read independently or as a group. We enjoyed how the author, Larry Bennett brings together the human world and the animal kingdom together in the stories.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Engaging Craft Books

While at home for the summer holidays, it is fun to engage our children with crafts. My children and I checked out three new creative books that have lots of ideas on how we can use things from around our home.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Win a set of Eyewitness Books

Eyewitness books are a wealth of knowledge. These books are must have in every library at home and in schools. My children enjoy looking through and learning from these fabulous books from DK. Eyewitness Human Body shows everything we need to know about the body from the smallest cell to the systems that keep us alive. It also has information about how, when and who started researching about different parts of the human body. These educational books gives details with images on how everything works.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Inspiring Books for Gardening and Learning to Hairstyle

The books Grow Vegetables in Pots and Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet are inspiring the decisions we are making this year for our garden. We love gardening, and over the years have learned many things about how to care for a variety of plants, and to landscape. We are expanding our garden space to accommodate more vegetables and trees this year.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Quilled Wall Art on Canvas

I love doing quilling projects. I made a fun wall art project on a canvas board by using a few different steps and techniques. This type of art is an easy way to add colour to any space in our home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Making This School Year the Best with DK Books

With the start of a new school year, I think it is important to set some routines for our children around doing some extra practice after school. This routine is very important to us, especially since the school my children attend don't give homework due to the no homework policy. I find the selection of books at the DK's Back to School boutique such as their Made Easy series, and 10 Minutes a Day series are helpful for my children to get some extra practice and ask us questions about context they would have been introduced to in school. These books and more are now available for 30% off its regular price.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Digital Books For Children

There are lots of useful digital books for children. These interactive digital books are fun to read and encourage our children to think, as well as their literacy. Here is a list of books that you can check out on the app store.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Books For Children Charlotte in Paris, Fish Finelli and Lifetime

Charlotte in Paris is a fiction book written in a journal format based on historical facts. There are lots of beautiful French impressionist style painting throughout the book. It is a fun book for older children to read. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Fun Boutique Inspires Us To Continue Being Active


I am sure many of us are enjoying the warm outdoors and are engaged doing lots of fun outdoor activities. The following DK books from the Summer Fun Boutique inspires us to continue being active during the holidays. Great Things To Do Outside is a wonderful inspiring book that has a collection of 365 awesome outdoor activities. There are instructions and photographs explaining each activity. My children recognized a few of the projects they have already done such as painting pots, rocks, planting, rolling down a hill and more.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Details on a Selection of Books from the Father's Day Boutique

Taking pictures either nature, still photography, or pictures to remember moments is a fun hobby for me, as photography helps me tell a story. Photography using all types of cameras has been a learning experience that I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy. To keep my excitement for capturing images unique, new and lively, I like checking out photography books.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lets Not Let Our Kids Slide This Summer + Win $150 value Giveaway

With the summer holidays approaching, it is time for me to think about how I am going to keep my children occupied during the long sunny days, and prevent them from sliding away from the knowledge they gained during the school year. As a parent, I think it is my responsibility to provide my children with the materials they need to keep up-to- speed and learn not only from books, but also from the environment around them. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Inspiring DK Books for Mothers and a Middle Eastern Recipe To Enjoy Eggs

Middle Eastern Egg beid bi tom recipe follows
Mothers must be celebrated everyday! In celebration, DK is hosting a Mother’s Day Boutique with a collection of inspiring and intriguing books that are 30% off for a limited time. These books such as Mediterranean Cookbook, Dressmaking, Ultimate Food Journeys, and The World's Must-See Places are for mothers of all ages and interests.

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.