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Raising Homework From the Dead: 5 ways to make it alive again

There has been a lot of negative press surrounding the much maligned “homework” recently. In fact, it has been getting a bad rap for decades. Everyone is touting studies that show little or no correlation between performance and homework, while others say that any evidence that does exist between improved achievement and homework lacks a… Continue reading Raising Homework From the Dead: 5 ways to make it alive again

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My Top 10 Educational TV Shows for Kids!

Last month I wrote a piece on Toddlers vs TV: Less is best, but not necessarily realistic. One of my most popular posts to date, it generated some great on-line conversations amongst parents and caregivers on exactly how much TV is “too much”. It also highlighted the fact that, for some parents, avoiding screen time altogether was impossible and… Continue reading My Top 10 Educational TV Shows for Kids!

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Inspiring Kids with Science (and a Gummy Bear Investigation)

For this post, I will be channelling my inner nerd. 👓 I really am a geek at heart. Most of my family and friends already know this about me. I love libraries and second hand book shops, travelling, taking photos, nature, watching documentaries and exploring the environment around me. My two favourite subjects at school have… Continue reading Inspiring Kids with Science (and a Gummy Bear Investigation)

Product Reviews

Product Review: Wean Green Tempered Glass Food Containers

I am excited to share my first official Product Review post! The format will be the same for each product review I complete, including an overview of the product and its uses, my likes, dislikes, an “I wish that…” and finally, the bottom line and overall rating. PLEASE NOTE: I have no company sponsorship or… Continue reading Product Review: Wean Green Tempered Glass Food Containers

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Easy Peasy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This is my first V-day with a preschooler and we wanted to do something fun for her class. Although baking is a favourite bonding activity of ours, my daughter has a tree nut allergy and her preschool is a nut-free facility so food was not an ideal option.… Continue reading Easy Peasy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids!