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Our Top 10 Activities for a Rainy Day!

April 24, 2015

After a taste of spring last week it has been a little hard to adjust to having to stay inside on a wet, cold day. But it is April and we have to be prepared for a few rainy days.  Here is our top 10 list of things to do on a rainy day: 10.  Have fun with stickers.  These Melissa and Doug Reuseable Sticker Pads are loaded with over 150 stickers that will keep your kids busy for hours! Ages 3+   9.  Play Pop-Up Pirate - who doesn't love this game?  Ages 4+ 8. Do a puzzle.  Challenge your little ones with a puzzle like this beautiful Puss 'n Boots Silhouette Puzzle from Djeco.  Ages 5+ 7.  Try...

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Winter is here, whether we like or not!

February 03, 2015

As I bundle up to take the dog for a walk in the evening, my first thought is, WOW it is cold out! But as I walk I see the moon is bright, the snow is sparkling and there are still a few Christmas lights twinkling! My thoughts change to the fact that we live in Canada and it is winter, so let’s enjoy the weather because it can be quite beautiful! Of course there are days that I just can’t take the cold anymore and it is too much to bundle up and go sledding or skating or outside at all! That’s when I love to pull out the games we got for Christmas or ones we haven't played...

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'Tis the Season!!!

November 12, 2014

It’s official, the Holiday Season is here! The first signs for me were the red cups and cranberry bliss bars at Starbucks. Now everywhere I go, it’s looking more and more like Christmas! It’s also feeling more like Christmas, and as much as we may try to deny it, it is time for winter coats and hats.In our official role as Santa’s Helpers, we are thrilled to share this magical season with our customers and friends. We have worked really hard putting together a list of our favourite toys and are so excited to present our very own 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. All year long we have looked for fun and unique items to fill this guide and it was...

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Summer Reading

August 07, 2014

Getting kids to read in the summer can be a challenge. There are so many other temptations – ipods, Wii, Netflix. I admit it, the first thing my kids want to do when they get up in the morning is turn on the T.V., an indulgence they don’t get during the school year. So how do you get them to turn off the devices and pick up a book? I let them have some time in the morning to do what they choose, even though I cringe every time they say the word “Minecraft”. I also make sure we find some time during the day to read. Maybe after lunch, or before dinner. Always at bedtime, and since they don’t...

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