Thanks to this year’s winter Olympics being held in Sochi, my bugs have been interested in learning more about Russia. It all started one morning when M asked me casually, “mommy, can we drive to Russia today?” which led me to show him where Russia is located in relation to us on the world map. When I pointed out that our countries are separated by an ocean and therefore we’d have to fly on a plane to get there, he responded by saying,”No, we could drive there if we had a submarine car.” Haha! Kids say the most witty and unexpected things sometimes!Read More
The boys showed their Olympic spirit by creating these Olympic rings inspired paintings. I explained to my bugs that the colours of the 5 Olympic rings, and the white background, represent the colours of every national flag around the world. The interlocking rings depict the 5 inhabited regions of the world united together to celebrate our Olympic athletes. We then went to our world map, and talked about the regions of the world: North America, South America, Africa, Eurasia and Australia. I told the boys that there are actually 7 continents (North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia/ Oceania, and Antarctica) but no humans live on Antarctica (besides scientists) because it’s too cold, and Europe and Asia are sometimes lumped together as Eurasia. (I ordered a great Melissa and Doug World Map Floor Puzzle through Amazon, which I’m sure my bugs will love, to help them learn more about the different continents. I also purchased this Giant World Foam Puzzle; it’s a bit pricey but I think it will be a fun and durable learning tool that my boys will enjoy for a few years).Read More
GO CANADA GO!!! What a day at the 2014 Olympics! Canada won GOLD in CURLING and WOMEN’S HOCKEY! Yippppeeeee!
*A*M*A*Z*I*N*G* performances by both Canadian teams!Read More
My bugs love exploring new textures and materials, so I put together a Valentine’s Day sensory bin for them to investigate.Read More
I wanted to do something fun, and Valentine’s Day related, for the boys’ bath time just to mix things up a bit. I cut out heart shapes from some foam sheets and put them into the tub, and then mixed up some shaving cream with purple and pink food colouring for my bugs to decorate them with.Read More