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Holiday Top Toys for Christmas

Top Kids Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Find the top toys this year for all the kids on your Christmas holiday shopping list! We’ve gathered some of the hottest toys this year along with some other favourites. Some of these toys are selling out fast, but as of this publishing, they are all still available at the

Jabuka: a Twisted Letter Game for the Whole Family

If your looking for something new to spice up family game night you probably want to check out the Jabuka! It’s a creative twist on classic word-building games, quite literally turning them upside down. It shares some similarities with Scrabble, Bananagrams and Boggle but it’s added slice of letter twisting

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

There are hundreds of picture books for the Holidays – but only a few that have a Canadian twist! View a few fun favourites in this round-up. Add one to your storytime library to get the kids in the mood for the festive day! (Not that they usually need much help!)

Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries

Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries

Perfect for a snowy winter game night. Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries takes you on a Nordic adventure through Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden as you travel to the great northern cities.

Best Selling Halloween Books for Kids

Best Sellers: Top 10 Kids Books for Halloween

Get ready for a spooky (or not so spooky) Halloween with these fun books for kids. These are sure to be a favourite all year long, with a few you’ll want to hang onto for the next generation! The books here, in no particular order, are all bestsellers and we love them all!

Quick Playing Games for Families

Family Game Night – Short & Sweet

Great Board Games that play from start to finish in under 45 Minutes Short games are great for incorporating family gaming into your weekly routine, they can be played between dinner and bedtime, and are well suited to the attention span of most kids. I find that games with a

Baskin-Robbins Brings the Beach to Families

Baskin-Robbins Creature Creations 2.0 and July Flavour of the Month is all about the BEACH! New Beach Day flavour rolls into dipping cabinets along with creative lineup of ice cream treats in the shape of dolphins, sharks and turtles On July 1, Baskin-Robbins Canada introduces its second lineup of Creature

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

When Strum meets The Wild Turkeys, he discovers that friends can feel like family. Strum and The Wild Turkeys is a book about finding your voice through a sense of belonging and the transformational power of music. This heart-warming story was developed by the Canadian team of author Noa Daniel and Illustrator

Activity Books for your next road trip

The Best Activity Books for Kids: Road Trip & Pandemic Lifesavers

When my kids were quite young I found a really great book on clearance called the Amazing Activity Handbook. It has four sections: Indoor games, Things to make and do, Outdoor Games and Fun on the Move. The suggestions are simple but there are games and activities that will bring

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

A fun story for Maple season to get your child in the mood for spring and of course syrup and pancakes! If you give a pig a pancake, she”ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she”ll probably get all

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day storytime. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family… and that’s LOVE. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens & Tweens

Being a teen comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, while the doors open to new freedoms, so too come new doubts, anxiety and even struggles with self-identity. Parenting Teens and Tweens can be an equal challenge and while parents may have the best intentions when giving out inspirational advice –

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot.” Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch Ari grow up before our very eyes as they navigate

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn valuable calming techniques to use in the classroom. Teaching kids how to deal with new and often overwhelming emotions is something parents often struggle with.

Holiday Top Toys for Christmas

Top Kids Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Find the top toys this year for all the kids on your Christmas holiday shopping list! We’ve gathered some of the hottest toys this year

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

There are hundreds of picture books for the Holidays – but only a few that have a Canadian twist! View a few fun favourites in this round-up. Add one to your storytime library to get the kids in the mood for the festive day! (Not that they usually need much help!)

Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries

Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries

Perfect for a snowy winter game night. Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries takes you on a Nordic adventure through Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden as you travel to the great northern cities.

Best Selling Halloween Books for Kids

Best Sellers: Top 10 Kids Books for Halloween

Get ready for a spooky (or not so spooky) Halloween with these fun books for kids. These are sure to be a favourite all year long, with a few you’ll want to hang onto for the next generation! The books here, in no particular order, are all bestsellers and we love them all!

Quick Playing Games for Families

Family Game Night – Short & Sweet

Great Board Games that play from start to finish in under 45 Minutes Short games are great for incorporating family gaming into your weekly routine,

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

When Strum meets The Wild Turkeys, he discovers that friends can feel like family. Strum and The Wild Turkeys is a book about finding your voice through

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

A fun story for Maple season to get your child in the mood for spring and of course syrup and pancakes! If you give a

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day storytime. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family… and that’s LOVE. Love

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn

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