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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

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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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Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

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Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

For a few glorious months out of the year, the sun visits Vancouver, and being a rare visitor, we welcome it whole-heartedly! We don't get to see much of the sun on our lush, rainy west coast, so when it does stop by, us Vancouverites make a point of taking full advantage. My son and I love to spend time outdoors come summer, which means I am always looking for new outdoor activities to try together. To that end, I've put together a list of sixteen fun outdoor summer activities for you (and me!) to try with your little one this...

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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years Book Review

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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years Book Review

  Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years is a book written by Stacy McAnulty and illustrated by David Litchfield.  In our previous post we talked about making rock powder paints and rock crafts, so I thought it would be nice to talk about the big rock we all live on... Earth! This book is narrated by Earth herself! Earth is super excited to share many scientific kid friendly facts about her life with you and your little one — in a highly entertaining way. You'll learn her many names, her favourite activities, the names of her 7 siblings in the solar system, and Pluto,...

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