Book, Music & Movie Reviews

first day of kindergarten

In less than two weeks tens of thousands of children will go to school for the very first time. Starting kindergarten is such an exciting and important time! And yet it can be an anxious experience for children. Help your child transition into school with these two first day of school books that we recently added to our daughter’s library of books. Fairy’s First Day of School It’...[Read More]

Curious George

Foster a love for reading and learning all summer long with reading adventures of Curious George. Even if your little one hasn’t started preschool yet, you can encourage a love of reading with Curious George. Curious George’s Box of Books This set of four classic Curious George board books comes in a cardboard box.  It is the perfect set for preschool age children two and up.  My friend̵...[Read More]

My Underpants RULE

As stories in the media remind us, child sexual abuse is widespread. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by age 18. Eighty-five per cent of child sexual abuse victims know their sexual abusers. Conversations with your child are so important. My husband and I recently took the opportunity to talk to our daughter about appropriate vs. in...[Read More]

Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year

In between sleep training my 6 month old & (attempting) potty training with my almost 3 year old, I recently had the privilege of reading Maria-Lianos Carbone’s book, ‘Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year’ and it brought back all of the feelings & memories of being a first time mom. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I remember spending hours pouring over paren...[Read More]

The Big Bed childrens book

Canadian blogger Bunmi Laditan, who is behind the wildly popular “Honest Toddler” Twitter feed has written her first picture book titled “The Big Bed.” A common dilemma for most parents at some point is when their child wants to sleep in mommy and daddy’s bed. Bunmi Laditan “The Big Bed” is a humorous story about just that, but with a twist. An intelligent little girl...[Read More]

Raincoast

Easter is merely three weeks away. I want to share with you some of the new Easter Books for kids from RainCoast Books that we have added to my daughter’s Easter book collection. It’s not surprising that the Easter holiday has inspired some great children’s books over the years. We hope you’ll enjoy our suggestions and maybe add one or all of these Easter Books to your kids...[Read More]

sometimes you fly

Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt is one of my new favorite children’s book. It ranks right up there with my favorite children’s book ” Love you Forever” by Robert Munsch.  Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes in “Sometimes You Fly” travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, leading to graduation. Th...[Read More]

Book Outlet

With Easter just around the corner, there is no better gift than a book for you special little one. We have a large selection of fun springtime books already, but I wanted to add a few more to my daughter’s collection. When it comes to children’s books, I normally purchase books from Amazon, Chapters or Scholastic Canada’s school book orders. However, I was recently introduced to Book ...[Read More]

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