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Story Time: Touch Think Learn ABC by Xavier Deneux

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Story Time: Touch Think Learn ABC by Xavier Deneux

Touch Think Learn: ABC by Xavier Deneux is a beautiful and unique tactile book to introduce your little one to the alphabet. I was immediately drawn to it when I caught sight of this beautiful, quite imposing book, on the library shelves. Its vivid and colourful illustrations will delight everyone in the family.  Each page has raised die cut letters or shapes  so your little one can enjoy running their little fingers over them. It's a great way to get familiar with the alphabet. Each letter of the alphabet is associated with an image and a word.  If you don't know Xavier Deneux's work her...

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Snug as a Bug in a Rug, a Family Board Game

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Snug as a Bug in a Rug, a Family Board Game

Snug as a Bug in a Rug is a fun collaborative family board game that encourages kids' growth. It develops color, size, shape and number recognition. Because of the three levels of difficulty, you can even play with kids of different ages at the same time. Each child simply plays at their level. It can make the game challenging for older kids and easier for the little ones all at once! The rules are quite simple. First, you twirl a spinner to select a color, a shape and/or a number. Then, you need to find a bug with one to three...

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The Making of a Plushie - Pejo, the Hippo, Resident of Science World Vancouver!

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The Making of a Plushie - Pejo, the Hippo, Resident of Science World Vancouver!

My little man and I are huge fans of Science World here in Vancouver, so you can imagine how thrilled I was the day they got in touch with me to ask if I could make a very special plushie, for a very special occasion!  We often visit the Wonder Gallery at Science World, where my son loves to experiment and climb the big tree there. I love the designs of the characters they come up with at the center, so it was a real pleasure to work on Pejo, the Hippo! I thought it would be fun to share a little behind the scenes...

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Book Review: Art for Baby

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Book Review: Art for Baby

Following last week's post on How Contrast & Colours Help Your Child’s Development, I wanted to share a board book which would be perfect to look through with your little one during his or her first months of life. Art for Baby is a high contrast picture book that comprises work from eleven contemporary artists, and that you can explore with your child. The book was curated by Yana Peel. As we mentioned in our last post, newborns can mainly see shades of white, gray, and black which makes this book a must-have for your little one's growing personal library. This book is very engaging...

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How Contrast & Colours Help Your Child’s Development

Child development

How Contrast & Colours Help Your Child’s Development

Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash The world is made up of so many colours — even more than the eye can see! This is especially true for newborn babies and very young children, as their vision isn’t fully developed yet. There is no doubt that learning about and understanding the significance of different colours is an essential building block in a child’s development. Colour is used in early mathematics, as a language tool to describe emotional states, and as a means of creative expression. But the importance of colour in a child’s development doesn’t stop there. Early exposure to contrasting colours both...

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