Category: Playtime

Why schoolwork is saving our summer vacation

One of the most fun summer activities at our house isn’t swimming in the inflatable pool, playing on the new monkey bars or having water fights with the neighbours. It’s a daily spelling test. It all started exactly one week into summer vacation. The…

Indoor solutions for ‘Mom, I’m bored!’

As much as I remind my children, “only boring people get bored,” they still complain of boredom — especially during the summer when they don’t have school, their usual activities are on hiatus and many of their friends are away at their cottages. If…

Five outdoor activities for this very cold spring

Disclosure: We received products from Giant Gazillion Bubbles to play with and review, but all opinions (and suspicious brown dogs) are our own. We spend a LOT of time in the backyard, mostly playing with friends from the neighbourhood. It seems like forever ago…