The Week in Review

I gently lay a cloth over the table and set out the tea things. On the wall, our back-to-school banner hangs above the plate rack. The sideboard proudly sports a display of Eastern European-flavoured objects: matryoshka dolls, an accordian, brightly embroidered clothing, little felt and cardboard figurines that I picked up on a trip out … Continue reading The Week in Review

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The Week in Review

It's our last weekend of Christmas break! Have you enjoyed your holidays? We sure have! It has been a lovely few weeks of relaxation that has left all of us feeling so refreshed. I love Christmas break. I also love the fresh, unspoiled canvas of a new year. Do you have any exciting plans as … Continue reading The Week in Review

100+ Winter and Holiday Themed Storybooks to Read to Your Child

Winter. When the temperature drops and the icy wind howls, there is nothing cozier than snuggling up under a blanket with your children and reading stories together. Add in some candles or twinkle lights? Gezellig! I usually start our day with picture books and read-alouds, and we all treasure these sweet times together. Especially when … Continue reading 100+ Winter and Holiday Themed Storybooks to Read to Your Child

25 Favourite Chapter Books to Read Aloud (Independent Reading Level for most of these is 8-12 years old)

"Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage." (C.S. Lewis) When I was a little girl, I spent much of my time buried in books. In the summertime, you could often find me perched in one of the limbs of … Continue reading 25 Favourite Chapter Books to Read Aloud (Independent Reading Level for most of these is 8-12 years old)