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Our children first started playing Beyblades about six years ago. Beyblades are a fun toy for anyone (recommended age is over eight). We enjoy watching the tops of the Beyblades competing with each other as we zip the launcher, and predict whose Beyblade will spin the longest. During the past few weeks, we have been having fun with the new Beyblade Burst Evolution toys from Hasbro.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
We recently tested the new Thermacell range of non-spray bug repellents, which are now available in Canada. Thermacell products have come in handy for us this summer as we were able to repel pesky mosquitos within a 15x15 foot zone. We like this repellent because there is no messy lotions, odours, noise, DEET, or open flames involved and the products use the same ingredients that make chrysanthemum flowers deter insects. All Thermacell products have been approved by the EPA for safety and effectiveness.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
We were excited to drop-in at Crock a Doodle in Niagara Falls for an afternoon of fun. This pottery themed creative space with friendly staff made us feel welcomed. This studio is setup in a way that makes it comfortable for children to sit down and paint. For adults, it gives an opportunity to let go of everything and be a kid again. We loved it!
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.
Friday, June 15, 2018
In today's market, there are several streaming options we can use for our entertainment. These entertainment apps and services are available on different streaming devices giving us choices. So, it is up to us to choose the device with the best value that has the streaming apps we subscribe to and use often.
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.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The new animated family-friendly feature The Boxcar Children Surprise Island, will be playing in 700 select U.S. movie theaters on May 8 as part of a special after-school event in partnership between Fathom Events, Shout! Kids, and Legacy Classics. The film is based on one of the books from the series by Gertrude Chandler Warner celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Children ages 3 to 13 will enjoy this movie.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this wall display on an old glass picture frame. Prior to starting the project, I cleaned the glass with rubbing alcohol. Once the surface air dried, I drew a Mandala themed design using a black DecoArt Glass paint marker.
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.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The story "Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero" is inspired by the true events of the African slave Bilal ibn Rabah. This movie will teach many lessons to children and adults. It is full of adventure and shows us the importance of having the courage to step up within our communities as teachers and leaders and seek greater understanding and knowledge of the world around us. We must be open and willing to accept new ways of thinking if we hope to change the world for the better.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Klutz Kits have great play value, they are educational and fun for children and adults. We love using Klutz kits to learn new crafts. These kits have all the necessary tools and material needed to start the projects right away.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
With the holidays around the corner, here are some gift ideas to consider.
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Premium Green and Black's chocolate bars made with hand-selected, gourmet cocoa beans would be enjoyed by everyone. We found the flavour combinations unique and delicious. We used the dark chocolate in desserts that everyone enjoyed. It is available in ten unique flavours ranging from smooth milk to rich dark chocolate, Green and Black's will impress even the most sophisticated palettes.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
It is very important for children and adults alike to setup a separate space to either do homework or office work without distractions. We have a dedicated room to study, work, and practice our creative flow. We spruced up our creative corner by adding a couple of office and school furniture from Canadian Tire. The CANVAS brand Blair office chair and the Clara desk go well together and bring a whole different, refreshing feel to the room.