Literacy

How to Make Books With Kids: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

How to Make Books With Kids: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

**BOOK GIVEAWAY**

This month's Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club's pick is the much anticipated "100 Things You Don't Know about Atlantic Canada for Kids" by Sarah Sawler, published by Nimbus Publishing. Sarah first wrote an article for The Coast called "100 Things You Don't Know About Halifax" that was wildly popular and it started expanding into more articles, then a book, and now a book for kids!

Valentine Literacy Scavenger Hunt

Valentine Literacy Scavenger Hunt

Holidays are always a wonderful time to take a simple learning activity and turn it into a fun, themed game. We made this literacy game a few years ago and it still gets pulled out with our Valentines decorations each year and ignites new enthusiasm every time. Plus, as is my way, it's super simple to create and play (and cheap!).

7 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Day in Halifax

7 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Day in Halifax

Family Literacy Day is Saturday, January 27 and we are getting ready to party like only bookworms can! There aren't a lot of "official" celebrations in the city but we have come up with seven very Haligonian ways to encourage family literacy.

F is for The Fox and the Fisherman: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

F is for The Fox and the Fisherman: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

The Fox and the Fisherman is a tale of friendship and family, originally written in French . . . and if that level of alliteration doesn't inspire you to do a craft brought to you by the letter F, well, I don't know what will!

Name Egg Puzzle: Easter Activity

Name Egg Puzzle: Easter Activity

Trying to teach your toddler or young preschooler how to spell their name? Yeah, that can be challenging, especially if their name has more than three or four letters *guilty as charged.* I came up with this fun egg puzzle to help my kids learn how to spell their names. All you'll need are some plastic Easter eggs, an empty egg carton, permanent marker, scissors and tape.