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