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Best Halloween Themed Games for Kids

Best Halloween Themed Games for Kids

You've picked the pumpkin and decorated with spider webs, and now it's time for family game night. I love a good themed game night so I've pulled out all our spookiest board games. And by spooky, I don't mean really spooky - they're kids games, after all. But anything with a witch, ghost or monster gets put into the October game night pile. Do you like to theme your family board game nights with the seasons? 

Best Fall Themed Books for Kids

Best Fall Themed Books for Kids

In my house, we love reading books to celebrate the change in seasons. Every season has its own unique sounds, scents and feelings. For kids, books are a great way to experience the change in the seasons. Through fall stories that celebrate the magic of autumn – from the changing of the leaves to the animals who prepare to hibernate – kids learn about the life cycles of animals and our natural world and develop a deeper appreciation for the world we live in. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite fall books.

How to Get Your Baby to Enjoy Tummy Time

How to Get Your Baby to Enjoy Tummy Time

Tummy time - laying baby on their stomach - has many developmental benefits; from strengthening neck and shoulder muscles to promoting the development of motor skills, and preventing flat spots on the head. Because babies spend the majority of their time on their back, they have fewer opportunities to practice lifting their head and strengthing those vital neck and back muscles that are required to eventually roll over, sit up and crawl.