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!
Hooray! It’s National Chili Day! The perfect excuse to chow down on a bowl of the fiery favourite.🍴
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)
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
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!
The temptation to interact with screens around the home is inescapable. They are everywhere; in our kitchens, our living rooms, our playrooms and even in our bathrooms and beds. With the convenience of digital streaming programs like Netflix and You Tube and the portability and accessibility of iPads, Smart phones and Smart TVs, we are… Continue reading Toddlers vs. TV: Less is best, but not necessarily realistic
Mamma mia! Everyone is going crazy for kale. The leafy green is chock full of fibre, and according to Medical News Today, eating kale is beneficial for maintaining healthy skin, hair and strong bones, as well as helping with digestion and lowering the risk for heart disease. Adding kale to meatballs ups the nutrient content and… Continue reading Quick Italian Kale Meatballs
While studying for my teaching degree in London, England, we were re-educated on how the “empty vessel model” of student knowledge acquisition was no longer valid or relevant. Historically, students were perceived as empty glasses or “vessels” and it was the job of teachers to “fill” them with “knowledge”. Lessons involved a scripted delivery of… Continue reading Student Learning Styles: One size doesn’t fit all
One flu, two flu, Me flu, you flu. We’ve all got it, woo hoo! One sick, two sick, Me sick, you sick. Everyone has been bloody hit! One spy, two spy, I spy, you spy. Now Daddy’s got blinkin’ pink eye! Is it summer yet?
‘Tis the flu season at chez Pragma Mamma. Last week my preschooler succumbed to the respiratory influenza virus and this week my usually rambunctious toddler has fallen victim to the nasty bug as well. Being at home with sick kids is NOT fun. In addition to the mountains of mucousy tissues, increased irritability and lack… Continue reading Quick Creamy Asparagus, Leek and Potato Soup