For many children, math can be one of the trickier school subjects to really master. If you have a child that’s struggling to learn math, take advantage of the extra free time in summer to help him learn rounding with decimals in a fun way! This simple game is fast-paced and exciting whether you let your children compete against one another or just set a timer to see how quickly your little one can answer the questions!
When I was a kid, Saturday morning cartoons were a special treat I looked forward to all week long. In fact, it was the one day of the week that I woke up before my parents! I loved quietly creeping downstairs and sitting in front of our little television to watch all my favourite shows. And missing any of my favourites (like Transformers), was always so disappointing since it meant waiting a whole week before I could watch again.
Thinking back on those days is funny, since binging on a favourite show is now so easy thanks to Netflix! Whether I want to watch old cartoons on a Friday night or binge-watch a movie series on a lazy Wednesday afternoon, I’m free to enjoy what I want, when I want…with no fear of missing my favourite entertainment! [Read more…]
One of the things I love most about winter break is the way it gives my family the chance to really appreciate all the fun winter has to offer. Too often, we tend to hide away indoors when snowy weather arrives instead of embracing the options for great winter activity that the cold weather can bring.
But this year, I’m determined to enjoy every day with my boys, regardless of the weather. Looking for activities could fill your winter break days? Here’s my collection of top winter break ideas for both indoor and outdoor fun!
1) Have a Winter Bonfire
There’s no need to save that fire pit in your backyard for summer! Fill a thermos with hot chocolate, grab a bag of marshmallows and bundle up for some fun around the fire! If you thought a gooey roasted marshmallow was good in the summer heat, wait until you try one on a crisp winter’s day! [Read more…]
With the boys currently enjoying their last day of school, I’m looking forward to all the holiday fun of the Christmas break. From baking cookies to sledding outside, there are so many fun things to do when my kids are home from school in the winter. But I know that there will inevitably also be those moments when both boys declare that they’re bored, and tired of having “nothing to do.” Luckily, this year, Netflix is helping Canadian parents beat winter boredom with its new exclusive series, Dreamworks Trollhunters, debuting December 23!
While this epic adventure series is sure to provide plenty of entertainment all on its own, Netflix has come up with some great ideas for expanding on the fun even more. Try a fun Rock Candy recipe together so that kids can eat like the trolls do. Or get crafty and whip up a Trollhunters sword and battle armor so that your little heroes are ready for adventure. Just click the images above to download the instructions; both ideas are a great way to add a little extra entertainment to an uneventful day at home. [Read more…]
I’ve always been a fan of all the different holidays, and Halloween is a special favourite. I love creating fun homemade decorations, dressing up and handing out candy to the neighbourhood kids. And my boys love the fun of trick-or-treating and dressing up in fun costumes just as much! Last year, we took our costume inspiration from Avengers Assemble on Netflix Canada for our costumes and dressed as Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow.
This year, both my boys have taken their costume inspiration from video games rather than television but personally, I’m thinking dressing up as Eleven from Stranger Things would be a fun and easy DIY costume choice! A pink dress, an oversized jean jacket, a white-blonde wig and sports socks would be all I needed to showcase this character from my new favourite Netflix exclusive series. Looking for a little inspiration for your own child’s look? Check out these three fun and easy DIY Netflix-inspired costume ideas! [Read more…]