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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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Trying to Teach Kids Life Lessons? On Netflix Canada, There’s an “Ep” for That!

With both my boys in grade school, I’m always amazed to see how much they’re learning every day. Benjamin has almost mastered reading and has a great grasp of basic math concepts, while Zackary has started learning multiplication, division and paragraph structure. Yet some of the most important skills and lessons my boys have to …

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Help Kids Develop Building and Programming Skills with Creation Crate Subscription Boxes-Giveaway

If there’s one lesson I can teach my boys that I know will be valuable for their entire lives, it will be to find joy in learning new things. And since most kids are lagging behind in essential science, technology, engineering and math skills (often referred to as STEM skills), fostering a love of learning …

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The LeapFrog #LeapTV is a Holiday Gift that Gets Kids Moving and Learning #LeapFrogMomSquad

My boys love gaming systems and while I understand the appeal (I’m a bit of a gamer myself), I don’t like how long they sometimes spend sitting and staring blankly at the television. As for the games themselves, some have cleverly incorporated educational content into the games, but others provide almost no intellectual benefit. So …

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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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Give Your Child an Epic Android Tablet Experience with the Kid-Safe LeapFrog Epic

I’ve shared many times before how much I love LeapFrog and its innovative, educational toys and games for children. We have a house full of LeapFrog toys including the brand new LeapPad Platinum tablet and my boys play with them all. But when I received the LeapFrog Epic to review, I wasn’t sure what benefits …

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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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Give Your Kids the Gift of Creativity with Kiwi Crate Subscription Boxes

With so many gift options consisting of tech devices, video games or battery-operated toys, it can be hard to really encourage creativity and imagination in kids when choosing Christmas presents. But those gifts that let kids build, use their hands and learn are often the most popular ones and that’s why Kiwi Crate has made …

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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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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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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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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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Share and Shine

If there is one thing that I absolutely love, it’s learning new things. I love it so much that it almost doesn’t matter what I’m learning as long as I’m learning something. And thanks to the Information Revolution, I can usually find out about anything I choose with just a few quick keywords. Yes…I am …

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Patch Products Sid the Science Kid Learning Science Kit-Review and Giveaway

Holiday Gift for the Young Explorer I love finding innovative ways to encourage my son to learn more about the world. In the spring of this year, he discovered a television show called Sid the Science Kid™ and fell in love with the main character Sid and his investigations into the mysteries of the world …

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