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Toy Talk: Zingo

Toy: Zingo

Appropriate Age: 2 – Adult

Where to find it: Discovery Toys (www.discoverytoyslink.com/aligregory)

Approximate Cost: $23.00 + HST/Shipping (psst… Zingo is on sale for $18.40 until this Sunday)

A Tale of Zingo: Zingo is a family favourite – it’s a bingo game with a twist. I have two boys, ages 2 & 4, and we love this game because our whole family can play, or the boys can play on their own. Everyone loves getting to take turns dispensing the tiles, and then putting the tiles back in the dispenser. Our two year old has fun matching the pictures on the tiles to both his card, and to ours. Our four year old reads out the letters, and spells the words on the tiles before matching them to his cards. And because the second side of the cards has tiles that don’t show up as often, it evens out the playing field when playing across different age groups. Zingo comes with eight double-sided cards, so it’s easy to add more players if you’re playing in a group setting like a classroom. Every family, every daycare centre, every preschool needs Zingo!

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Quick Workout on the Go:
Fitting In Fitness

Wendy, mom of an adorable one-year-old shares this quick workout idea…

Quick exercises for any moms who would just like a little more tone in their legs:

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Green Chips: Kidz In The Kitchen

Rebecca, of LookKamloops, reports with this unexpectedly and pleasantly addicting snack 🙂

Swiss Chard (or Kale or Collard Greens or whatever you’d like to experiment with!) Chips

For one large cookie sheet’s worth, use:

1 Bunch of Kale or 2 Large Swiss chard leaves
1 TBSP Olive Oil
Pinch of chunky kosher salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

1. Pick your fresh greens! Or buy them…


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Easy Whole-Wheat Triple Berry Muffins:
Mom’s in the Kitchen

Amanda, mom to two rambunctious boys, brings you this delicious recipe.

I modified the original recipe slightly to use frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries instead of sliced strawberries which the original called for, but you can use any frozen berries you would like.  This was a quick and easy recipe to make, I plan on making a few more batches to freeze for healthy snacks on the go.  The muffins come out moist and smooth and not too sweet.


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Mom’s in the Kitchen

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Book Review: The Midnight Curse by L.M. Falcone

This book review is brought to you by Coreena.

Book:  The Midnight Curse, L.M. Falcone, KCP Fiction, 2010.

Summary:
I picked up The Midnight Curse by L.M. Falcone because I thought my son would enjoy reading it.  It is the story of eleven year old Lacey and her fraternal twin brother, Charlie.  Lacey is level headed and steady, while Charlie is a little more flighty.  When their great uncle Jonathan dies, they travel to England with their mother for his will reading.  While there, great uncle Jonathan’s deadly Midnight Curse is passed onto Charlie.  The Midnight Curse is the crazy, sometimes funny horror story of how the twins deal with the curse and try to reverse it.
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