Sign in with Facebook

Easter decoration

Yesterday was time for us to begin preparing for Easter so we started with some outdoor Easter decorations. Since daffodils represent Easter for me, we decided to make some Easter daffodil pots and brought our craft materials outside to the front porch.

Add a comment
Share/Save/Bookmark

Read more: Easter decoration

 

Cook with kids outside

When it starts to be warm and nice outside it starts to be time for some al fresco eating. Getting ready for the BBQ season it something we are looking forward to in this house. I notice when I was in Europe it was very popular to create outdoor kitchens. It can be done very simple or you can just take the ingredients with you outside.

Add a comment
Share/Save/Bookmark

Read more: Cook with kids outside

 

An alternative to full time kindergarten

In Ontario they are implementing fulltime kindergarten starting at four years of age. It can be a wonderful opportunity for Ontario’s children but could run the risk of introducing too much “classroom instruction” too early and further reduce outdoor time for preschoolers. 

Add a comment
Share/Save/Bookmark

Read more: An alternative to full time kindergarten

   

5 Easter ideas

In Toronto, spring is finally in the air and I’m enjoying seeing spring flowers coming up from the ground. Here is how we like to connect with Easter and the outdoors: Add a comment
Share/Save/Bookmark

Read more: 5 Easter ideas

 

Fiddleheads

fiddleheadsfrontHave you ever eaten fiddleheads before? Before I noticed them in my local store here in Toronto my first spring here in Canada, I didn't even know what they were. Since then I have had a lovely relationship with fiddleheads.

Add a comment
Share/Save/Bookmark

Read more: Fiddleheads

   

Norway, the daycare generation… But it is outdoors

As some of you know I spent some time this spring in Norway, my native country. I was living there with my children for 2 months because of a sudden death in my family. Growing up in this country brainwashed me with my mantra; No bad weather only bad clothing. It influences my beliefs that fresh air is good for you. That would explain why both my kids have been napping and playing outside in all kinds of weather since they were babies.

Add a comment
Share/Save/Bookmark

Read more: Norway, the daycare generation… But it is outdoors

   

JPAGE_CURRENT_OF_TOTAL