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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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Rock Powder Paint

Craft for kids Family fun Fine motor skills activity

Rock Powder Paint

A few weeks back, my son, my husband and I went to the beach to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend some time as a family. My son was busying himself picking up little rocks, when my husband remembered a neat activity he used to do with rocks as a kid. He showed us and we were delighted! Which started us on a beach hunt for little coloured rocks... What can you do with little coloured rocks? Why, make paint of course! This activity kept us busy for a good hour or two running around the beach uncovering new stones, and...

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Why is Reading so Important for Kids?

Child development Story time

Why is Reading so Important for Kids?

Take a trip down memory lane for a moment. Do you remember when you were little, and you heard a story that wrapped you up in a whole other dimension... An imaginary world constructed from words, but that might as well have been real — that you could almost touch, smell and that you could most definitely feel? Do you remember all your favourite stories? Did the twists and turns of fate that transported the characters in those stories ever teach you something about your own life? Reading, yesterday as today, is a powerful thing. It’s important, especially for young...

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Rock Painting for Kids

Craft for kids Family fun Fine motor skills activity

Rock Painting for Kids

A little imagination and a few simple supplies are all your child needs to create magical characters out of stones. Start by going for a walk with your little one and picking out some smooth stones. Next, clean them with some water and set them somewhere warm to dry. Now, you have your foundation for creating animals, people, or even toys! Gather some paint, glue, and clay and you are ready to get started. In terms of paint, you are best served by either acrylic or tempera paints for these stick well to rocks and will be the most hardy options...

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Father's Day Activities and DIY Projects for Kids

Craft for kids Family fun Fine motor skills activity

Father's Day Activities and DIY Projects for Kids

In contrast to Mother's Day, Father's Day seems to fall on the same day in most countries. June 17, the world over, we will celebrate our dads! If you recall, a few weeks back, we talked about Mother's Day Activities, and these activities can easily be adapted for Father's Day as well. Additionally, we've put together a list of our favourite Father's Day crafts and activities to engage in with your little ones this year! Father's Day Craft Ideas Dad You Rock Card  Go for a stroll in the garden or the park and get your kid to pick out their favourite...

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