I like investing in toys and kits that not only engage my children, but also encourage their development. Just in time for the holidays, we checked out two new products from Basic Fun! - Cutetitos and Cutetitos Babitos and a couple of ooey-gooey fun kits and Globber scooter from Incredible Novelties.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
I believe playing board games with our children is a fun way for us to get involved in teaching lifelong skills such as problem solving, team playing, communication skills, and help in the development of cognitive thinking. It is so much easier to shop for these toys for children in all ages right from the comfort of our home through Amazon.ca.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
I love the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education approach, as this method encourages children to have fun while they develop age appropriate essential skills needed for lifelong learning. Since our children were babies, we have always been enthusiastic about hands-on-learning. We have used creative approaches, everyday materials, kits and tools to further their knowledge.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
As parents, we believe it is our duty to be good role models and inspire our sons and daughters to make a positive difference to society and the environment. Teaching that every little act makes a difference is becoming more and more important, especially in our fast-paced technology driven society. It is important that we take the time to slow down and see how we can benefit others, be more respectful, and conscientious.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
As parents, we find it our responsibility to make our children comprehend that everything around them needs to be respected and appreciated. To make them understand that all experiences provide knowledge, we do a variety of activities with them. Making these activities as part of our lifestyle, helps them become savvy. These activities do not cost us financially, and helps build memories.
Monday, November 23, 2015
When I speak with my friends who are parents that have young children, some say that they feel like they are running out of ideas to make playtime fun. In my opinion and practice with my own children, I believe for children to have fun and play it doesn't need to cost a lot of money or require tech gadgets. All we have to do is provide our children with good quality toys that encourages development such as building blocks, a clean safe space, and spend time interacting and playing with them.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
I hope all of you have started your taxes for 2014! :) Since the time is approaching to finish filing tax returns, I wanted to mention how easily we can save for our children's future by contributing towards a Registered Education Savings Plan (or RESP) via our tax returns. As a parent, I think it helps if we think about our children's education starting from a young age, instead of waiting for the days when it gets closer for them to go to university or college. This savings will minimize future stresses, and help us be in a position where we can help our children with their schooling.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Crayola has a great assortment of outdoor products to get children's creative juices flowing in the great outdoors. My children love drawing and colouring on the sidewalk with these bright and bold sidewalk chalk. They love the assortment of the new special effects chalks such as neon, sparkle, and tie-dye.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
FunBites is a cool device that comes in handy when we prepare fancy dinner parties or kid-friendly food. Picky eaters will enjoy their meals more when it is cut up in small shapes and sizes. FunBites are sturdy and durable curved blade cutters that will help us cut fruit, sandwiches, quesadillas, and brownies. It is a quick way to cut shapes using this device than cutting it by hand.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Baby Play for Everyday is a book with 365 activities that we can do with children during their first year. This book will keep the babies and us entertained, while encouraging the child's development. There are indoor play, outdoor play, craft and messy play, music and more. The book suggests activities that we can do using everyday objects and our imagination without buying expensive toys.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Walmart recently launched its baby registry making it easy for parents expecting their babies. You can join the celebration of the Walmart Baby registry launch, by joining the baby shower at the upper level of Walmart Square One store in Mississauga from 11:15 am to 2 pm on Saturday, January 17.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Being a parent is a blessing for both my husband and I. We did fear about how good we will be at “parenting” since our children didn't come with manuals :) Some of the situations we had to learn to deal with were, and are still challenging. I find as our children grow, and become independent the challenges too grow and how we deal with these become more important so we can keep having good relationships.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ is a brand new toy collection that features an innovative and revolutionary learning technology that grows with the child for up to three years. There are seven toys in this Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ collection that promotes learning through play. I believe children learn more when they are having fun, and this has been a reason for me to always buy toys that encourage learning in a fun way. This is one of the things I look for when buying presents for family and friends as well.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Lincoln Logs are a wonderful toy that will increase many aspects of our children's development. John Lloyd Wright, son of the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, invented Lincoln Logs in 1916. This classic construction toy beloved by children of all ages will help improve physical fine motor skills, creativity, building skills, and many other cognition skills, as children learn to balance and problem solve when building with these wooden logs.
Monday, September 15, 2014
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.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Playing with dough has lots of benefits for children. It is inexpensive and easy to make play dough at home. This inedible dough is made with two ingredients that are easily available at home. This dough is made using hair conditioner, can be used with preschoolers and older children that will not put it in the mouth.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Puberty is a time period that is full of emotions for both girls and boys. This is the time when the body changes drastically and coping with it is different for everyone, but being aware about the changes and learning to cope with it is important. Having healthy conversations with our children and keeping resources that we agree with, are important so our children don't feel lost or embarrassed. This is also the time when a child's self-esteem can get hurt, as a parent we need to have the proper resources and be there for them.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Sands Alive is an educational indoor play sand that stimulates creativity. It is made using all natural ingredients that are not toxic, hypoallergenic, water-soluble and gluten free. The unique formula used to make Sands Alive, ensures that it prevents bacterial growth; it never dries out, will not stain, and is not sticky. My children have hours of fun playing with Sands Alive. I have setup the large set accessible to them, so they can play with it any time they want. It is mess free and easy to clean up.