Education, Exercise, and Social Interaction Through Everyday Adventure

“Dad”, you don’t look right. Where’s your beard?

The costume the four year old wore for (by far) the longest time, was his dad costume! He sat and watched TV after we were done playing ‘Dad and Son’...

Lovin’ the Whiteboard! Create, Erase, Learn, Play, Erase, Surprise, Dry, Rubbing Alcohol

Update on the whiteboard…it’s an instant creativity device! You can interact easily with kids of different ages doing their own things, each one get...

Discussed vowels today using fridge letters. Levelled up to Whiteboard.

They coloured. They placed magnets. They erased with the erases on the end of their white board markers. I showed them how to erase with a paper towel, and thei...

Never mind a Fire Hall. Let’s throw timbits at seagulls

I told the kids we were going on mission where we were going to do two things, go to the timbit store, and something else that was a secret. Outside of tim hort...

[video] Thames River Kids’ Run & Sticks Throw

she looks like 11 from Stranger Things for a second Took the kids out for a ride today. This time our forest adventure took us to the section of woods between t...

[video] 2 minutes and 20 seconds of homeschool ideas

Ever consider homeschooling and wondering if you can do it? Already a homeschooler and looking for some new ideas? This video is from an hour in the woods. What...

Multitasking at Homeschool

Why play accordions and violins in the living room when they are still only 'weird sound makers' when you can play them outside? Today, over music theory and...

[video] Learning to read (among other things) with dinosaurs

Dinosaur toys. Every kid loves them. And if your kid is a boy, you’ve seen them in the store toy aisles… Every dollar store sells ‘the famous ...

Slacklining: A Homeschool Class? Recess? Whatever.

Meanwhile, at a slackline homeschool meetup: I set up the line with help from a dad whose four year old already plays chess, and had a lovely conversation with ...

Almost Two & Almost Four; Introducing Unicycling to Children

The best thing a parent can get for their kid who wants to learn to unicycle is a unicycle for themselves too. As a long time unicyclist and brand new dad, my i...

[video] When You Get The Blues : School until 1am

11pm : The wee one wakes up and comes to see me for some reason. 1am: I send him to bed. He’s done. ┬áHis sleep schedule was a little off with a giant work...

The window was down, the doors unlocked, and a homeless bum walked right up my kids in their carseats

What would YOU do?? I could have rolled up the window, but I didn’t bother. I could have locked the door, but it was already wide open. While waiting for ...

Sound education; a new batch of tools

$100 Gift Card from Gramma. 100 Benefits From Wikipedia : “The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, ...

My toddler volunteered our assistance to a 9 fingered man

We were on the bus. He was entertaining himself with his dinosaur. A older-than-me guy sits down next to him, and asks him if that was a dinosaur. He said, R...

“Hey, I’m not mad. But I have a question…”

“It could smash into the TV. I don’t think I want to do that again, dad.” He played with more in the one day he decided it was a shunosaurus (...

You have a fire evacuation plan. Do you have a crib evacuation plan? I didn’t.

Resale value of crib : Now $0 Those weren’t the screams of a hungry kid. Something was up. She was in pain. She has been trying to get her legs and arms o...

Had my toddler had not loved practicing unicycling, he’d be dead right now. If I had been a second slower, me and his sister would be.

I never knew a car could get going so fast in reverse with such little warning Yesterday on a walk to gramma’s, (down the sidewalk of a lightly trafficked...

15 months and she knows what’s going on

I told the toddler I was going to take a shower and then we were going to go get some groceries. I told the infant I’d be right back, and her brother was ...

Babysitter Takes Charge On City Bus

I was standing on the bus next to the stroller. The toddler was sitting by himself a few seats over and on the other side. (I know an empty seat is an empty sea...

Second Time Around : Already having the proper toys

Other than the completely opposite daily sleeping routine the kids have, it’s 100x easier the second time around (for us it was, anyway). Knowing what wor...

Lost Password

Register

Skip to toolbar