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Kids Love Learning with the LeapStart Activity Book System-Giveaway

As a parent, there are a few skills that I believe are essential to my boys’ proper development, so I’m passionate about ensuring they’re developing those skills. And in my mind, the absolute most essential skill to ensure a child’s future success is a love of learning. I use all kinds of different tricks, techniques …

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Understanding the Nutrition Facts Table Helps Keep You Healthy and Could Win You Free Food! Try the #FocusontheFacts Quiz-Giveaway

When I was a child, my mom taught me the basics of good nutrition in all kinds of ways. She cooked from scratch often, shunned takeout and convenience food and always checked food labels when shopping. Almost as soon as I learned to read, I’d also learned that the first ingredient listed on a product …

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Learning Through Pretend Play with Toys from LeapFrog #LeapFrogMomSquad

While I do love the modern and trendy LeapFrog gaming systems and tablets, I have to admit that I’ve always had a special fondness in my heart for the company’s toddler toys. LeapFrog has a special talent for turning pretend play into a learning experience, and the brand new Number Lovin’ Oven and Scout’s Build …

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Encourage Baby’s Multi-Sensory Learning with the Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo-Giveaway #PlayAdvocate

Watching a baby develop has always felt a bit magical to me. The way a little one gradually masters concepts such as cause and effect or size and spatial relations always makes me think about just how complex the human brain is…and how much potential for development it has! Since we are multi-sensory creatures, it …

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Keep Kids Learning this Summer with Hot Wheels FUNdamentals #PlayAdvocates

With school out and my boys home every day, there’s plenty of playtime filling our hours right now! And while I don’t mind leaving my boys to their own creative devices for the majority of their summer vacation, I do still want them to have some intellectual stimulation as well. Zackary challenges his mind quite …

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Help Kids Stay Fit with the T-Fal ActiFry and Healthy Cooking for Healthy Kids Program

Teaching kids about healthy eating is important, but it can also be challenging! As much as my boys enjoy raw vegetables and fresh fruit, they also like fries, burgers and sweet desserts. Finding a balance between the healthy food and the junk is a constant job in this house! T-Fal Canada understands that teaching kids …

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Kids Will Love Learning this Christmas with the VTech InnoTab Max Tablet-Giveaway

It’s hard to believe it, but Christmas is only about six weeks away and my boys are already starting to get excited. The hunt to find the perfect toys for under the tree has begun and this year, VTech has a great new option for parents that want to combine fun and learning! The new …

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Learn to Read for FREE with a 4 WEEK Trial of Reading Eggs!

Reading Eggs provides a comprehensive range of online reading lessons and e-books that teach kids ages 3-13 the literacy skills needed for a lifetime of reading success. Over 90% of parents using Reading Eggs report a noticeable improvement in their child’s reading skills because the program makes learning phonics and basic reading skills fun. Your …

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Learn, Grow and Achieve – Three Important Investments For Your Child’s Future That Are Worth Making

We are lucky to live in a country that’s full of opportunities, and as a parent, I’ve seen firsthand how many different options I have when it comes to helping my children grow and develop. But all that choice can be overwhelming too as I struggle to decide what opportunities are worth the investment of …

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Three Educational Family-Friendly Things To Do in North Dakota

When travelling with kids, it’s tempting to just stick to the activities that are sure to be kid-friendly. But travel can be so much more enriching when kids are given the opportunity to explore beyond zoos and amusement parks! That’s why I couldn’t wait to check out some of the historical sites in North Dakota …

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Talking about Whether Kids Should Use Tech Before They Can Read on Discuss.fm

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good debate but to really develop an interesting conversation, a great topic is essential. As a mother, I have a lot of opinions when it comes to parenting and recently I learned about a fun new debate and discussion site that’s full of great topics called Discuss. …

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Help Your Child Learn to Read with the Little Champion Reader Kit-Giveaway

I am passionate about the importance of childhood literacy and the role that early education can play in creating successful readers. As an avid reader myself, I am determined to help my children grow to be strong readers as well and luckily for me, there are so many fabulous tools and materials available to help …

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The GS Preschool Games App Will Provide Hours of Free Fun for Preschool Kids

With both an Android smartphone and an Android tablet in my household, I use quite a few different apps. In addition to a large number of practical and social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Evernote, I also download numerous entertainment apps and games. Some are downloaded because I find them fun and diverting …

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Learning is Fun this Christmas with New Toys from LeapFrog-Giveaway

If you’re looking for a gift for your child that’s lots of fun and still educational, LeapFrog Canada toys are always a great choice. From toys for infants right up to school-age children and tons of educational value, a gift from LeapFrog is always a hit. My personal favourite toy from LeapFrog this year is …

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Teach My All-in-One Kits for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Build Valuable Early Learning Skills-Giveaway

I am a big believer in the importance of reading and math. Zackary and I used to spend lots of time playing with letters and numbers, talking about the ways they go together and building some of the early learning skills that would lead to reading, writing and mathematics proficiency in the future. Now, at …

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Spark Your Child’s Imagination with Goofy Grin Monsters Plush Toys-Giveaway

These days, so many of the toys that my boys have are based on characters from their favourite TV shows and video games. I want them to have toys that they like but often when I listen to them play, they are re-enacting scenarios they have seen rather than creating their own stories. My boys …

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Build Strong Literacy Skills with Books and Resources from Newmark Learning-Giveaway

I am a huge advocate for literacy and because of that, I’ve always looked for the best ways to help my boys develop strong reading skills. From alphabet flash cards to sight word activity sheets, I choose games and activities that combine fun and learning whenever I get the chance. So when I heard about …

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Turn Learning into a Game with the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

My family has always loved the interactive and educational products from LeapFrog. From the time my oldest son was just a toddler right up until today, our toy collection has always featured the hottest new LeapFrog products and our Leapster Explorer is the boys’ favourite gaming system years after receiving it. So I was delighted …

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NIVEA and Plan Canada Team Up to Make Education Accessible for Children in Senegal

Escaping from the cycle of poverty can seem almost impossible in some situations but it’s been consistently found that one of the best ways to break that cycle is through education. An education gives a child the chance to better their future and it’s so sad to think about the many children that don’t get …

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Let Your Kids Learn Indoors or Out with the SmartLab Toys Indoor/Outdoor Microscope

Now that spring has arrived, my boys are having a great time playing in the backyard and exploring the outdoors every chance they get. I believe that if kids have the right encouragement and equipment, playtime is the absolute best way for them to learn. So when I got to choose one of the fun …

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