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How Reading Could Save Us All


Tuesday, February 19 was my day of rest this winter. I’d been flat out since mid-December, working on project after project on top of project. There were also all the usual day-to-day responsibilities, and the…

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Weird But True! Book Review


We LOVE books in this house, so when MomsMeet (now operating in Canada!) asked us to sample some Weird But True! books from National Geographic Kids, we jumped at the chance! (That means we were…

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Three Simple Christmas Literacy Crafts for Preschoolers


Christmas is a great time for crafting with kids, and it’s always a bonus to sneak in a little learning, like we did with these simple, sweet Christmas Literacy Crafts that are perfect for preschoolers!…

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New Brunswick Literature Curriculum a Welcome Addition


There’s a shelf on our family bookcase reserved for East Coast authors. (Yes, I organize by theme, and ‘local interest’ takes centre stage.) I was pleasantly surprised when I took inventory of the New Brunswick…

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She Said: Literacy Stories We Tell Ourselves


We need to tell ourselves we are a province of authors, songwriters, and storytellers. We need to show our children the value and respect we have for these people and skills. We need to stop being afraid of being last on the list of average in an above-average country.

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Family Literacy Day & 5 Favourite Canadian Kids’ Authors


In honour of Family Literacy Day, and in case you need some inspiration for your next trip to the library or bookstore, here are a few of our favourite Canadian kids’ authors for the preschool crowd (but still enjoyable for parents to read).

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Cure for Wereduck


Settle in folks; I’m about to share one of my biggest parenting crushes with you all. Do you have a parenting crush? You know, someone who you look at in amazement and wonder just how…

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