Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Four years ago, we began the tradition of The Elf on the Shelf. We thought it would be a fun idea to do with our daughter. It all began well, Trixie our elf, moved nightly and came back to a new spot. Then it happened, I fell asleep and forgot to move her. I had to frantically think of a reason since my daughter didn’t misbehave. I basically told her the elf has a cold and couldn’t go away. We often struggle with Elf on the Shelf ideas and came … Continue reading

Summer Reading – 5 Science Books for Kids

Summer Reading

My daughter has decided that she wants to learn more about science. We will be venturing over to the library to choose some books for her summer reading. Science is a part of life and without it, I wouldn’t be able to write this post from a laptop. We love to learn about inventions and how things are made. We spend time watching fun science experiments on YouTube, so we can try them out ourselves. During the school year, my daughter took an interest in science. We attended the Science Rendevous … Continue reading

Spider’s Web Summer Camp – Believe to Achieve

summer camp

Summer is here and this year we decided to send our daughter to summer camp for 9 weeks. Our summer fun plans are in August. She will be attending Spider’s Web Summer camp. a registered non-profit organization, Believe to Achieve that was created by Spider Jones. We are familiar with the program since she has been attending their after-school program during the school year. It also happens to be very close to home. The program is free to attend but parents pay for the activities. Summer Camp Summer camp starts at … Continue reading

Spend the Holidays with Adventures on Ooka Island -Giveaway

Adventures on Ooka Island

This holiday season, give the gift of learning with adventures on Ooka Island. An interactive app that helps kids read with hours of fun. A gift that keeps on giving.   All children are different and learn and understand at different paces. A weekly progress report allows parents and teachers to work on the areas that may need attention. My daughter has been travelling to Ooka Island since July.  I have noticed a big difference in her reading abilities and understanding of the words. While she still needs work, she … Continue reading

Maple Leaf Monster Jam Giveaway

Monster-Jam

Maple Leaf Monster Jam is coming to Rogers Centre this January 16 and 17, 2016. I am not new to Monster Jam, I attended a few years back and had an awesome time, I had wanted to go for some time. My daughter and hubby have never been before.  Over the past few months my 5 year old daughter has taken an interest in Monster Trucks, even with all the noise they make. When the opportunity presented itself to go, I took it. Not only will it be fun and … Continue reading

Elf On the Shelf – Tales and Ideas

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When I was a little girl, I remember having an elf like the Elf on The Shelf. He was in green and we just hung it on or around our tree. There was no nightly mischief, no waking up to the unknown. Last year we decided to start a new tradition with our daughter. At the beginning of December a scout elf from the North Pole appeared in our apartment. When my daughter woke up in the morning and seen the elf, she was so excited, she named her Trixie. … Continue reading