A perfect day with my nanny starts with her smiling at me. She would then greet me with her cheerful and soothing morning voice. She would also give me a big hug and ask me what I wanted to do today – and pay special attention to what I had to say. It would be my day every day. She would make me feel like the most special person in the world.
With the holidays quickly approaching, families are hustling and bustling to organize their travel arrangements. Whether you are traveling by car or plane, incorporate the children in the planning part of the trip. A possibly hair-raising and frustrating excursion can turn into a well-organized, fun-packed expedition when they feel like they are part of the planning.
It has been said that children are sponges, and the same is true when you read to them. Their eyes are absorbing the pictures and the words from a very young age. Even before they start talking, they will start relating certain pictures with words and start forming and remembering those images and words in their minds.
Rainy days means no outside time, and for kids and parents, this might pose as a major problem! Kids start to get in the “inside horrors” and become almost unbearable by the end of the day, let alone a whole rainy weekend. The good news is: it doesn’t have to be this way! There are hundreds of activities that you and your children can do together – and you’ll never even notice the rain! So, keep your eyes on the weather and look forward to the next rainy day, keeping the following ideas in mind.
Halloween is just around the corner and soon you will be dressing your kids up as their favorite super hero, animal, princess or spooky monster.
Have fun and show off your child’s Halloween costume with this easy to make Halloween Pumpkin Fridge Magnet. Just follow these instructions.
Trick or treat night is fun for both kids and parents. There is only one night of the year that parents allow their children to go out at night and ring the doorbells at stranger’s houses. Kids enjoy it because they get to dress up collect lots of candy, while parents love to see their kids dolled up in their costumes and may even look forward to sneaking a handful or two of the candy that their children collect.
Lunch is usually the quick meal of the day, squished between everything that needs to be accomplished. However, it should be just as healthy and well-rounded as breakfast and dinner. Skip the peanut butter and jelly and bologna sandwiches –they’re just not fun! Get your kids interested and involved in creating and eating a healthy lunch with these creative ideas.
Grab your hot mummies and devilish daddies for this year’s fashionably frightful Little Sweetheart Monster’s Ball where the hip turn horrid and the haunted turn haute. Watch the kids own the catwalk, carve up the dance floor and create creepy cupcakes while you suck back some ghoulish goodies, shop our trick or treat silent auction and take home some sinful swag!
We’re off to play at the Lab Cab Festival this weekend – and you should come too! This is the 5th year for Lab Cab – a free, two-day arts festival which takes place this Saturday and Sunday in every room, space, hallway and staircase (even washrooms) of the Factory Theatre. Local artists perform one-acts in theatre, dance, music, poetry, comedy, film and visual art. Founder and artistic director Aviva Armour-Ostroff tells us there will be oodles of kiddie-friendly entertainment – from shows to crafts. Most acts run a total of 15 – 20 minutes, perfect for the fidgety attention span.
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