Friday, March 27, 2015

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Weekend Wrap-up: March 28-29, 2015


1. Kids can be part of an innovative technology initiative in Atlantic Canada that will help students in Grades 1 to 5 with reading. Eyeread is a new technology being developed to assess children’s reading. As children read text on a computer, laptop, or tablet, an infrared light tracks the movement of their eyes on the page, noting where a ... Read More »

A Dad’s Life: A Balancing Act


When I tell people that I’m expecting another child 22 months after my last one, most people have an “Oh, dear” look on their face and say “It’s going to be rough that first couple of years,” followed up with “well, the good thing is that they’ll be best friends.” But all I remember is “It’s going to be rough ... Read More »

But Mommm: Vacation


This has been the mother of all winters for us here in Nova Scotia. We’ve battled almost weekly storms and have been sinking deeper and deeper into winter’s grip. This year of all years we were happy to escape last week for March Break to a hot and sunny location. There was no snow to shovel or roof to clear ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-up: March 21-22, 2015


1. Finish off March Break with a showing of the Fantastic Mr. Fox movie on Saturday as part of the Family Favourite Movies at Cineplex. 2. Join in a family fun event to celebrate Nova Scotia’s water on World Water Day. Participate in games, music, crafts and bring your swimsuit for a polar dip if you dare! 3. Halifax Burger ... Read More »

Let’s Discover: Kinetic Sand


You can slice it with a knife, shape it like cookie dough or crumble it in your fingers, and not a speck of it will get on your hands or your clothes. What’s the secret of Kinetic Sand? Manufactured in Sweden, Kinetic Sand looks like regular sand, and in fact, 98 percent of this  novelty product is just that – ... Read More »

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