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Family playing games
Kids, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Sometimes the best way to engage in literacy and learning activities at home or at our Idea Exchange locations is to play games! Games can instill... Read More»
child reading in a forest
Tina, Preston | February 1, 2017
The 2017 nominees for the Forest of Reading are out! It is Canada’s largest recreational reading program that encourages a love of books. Idea... Read More»
Little girl with superhero cape
Lindsey, Hespeler | February 1, 2017
This is a hot question that we ask our little ones (and not so little ones) all of the time! Some want to be a princess, others a doctor… perhaps... Read More»
Family ice fishing
Brittni, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
The snowy cold winter is officially upon us with no end in sight.  Try to embrace the season by getting outdoors and trying new winter activities... Read More»
Family Skating
Beth, Preston | January 2, 2017
The New Year is a time for many to make resolutions.  There is something about the fresh slate of a whole year stretching in front that is inspiring... Read More»
Laureen, Queen's Square | January 2, 2017
They say that no two snowflakes are alike – it’s true! How do snowflakes form different shapes? Snowflakes are ice crystals that form in clouds when... Read More»
Kathryn, Clemens Mill | January 2, 2017
That’s right, you can make ice cream in a zipper-seal bag and let me tell you that science has never tasted so good! To make this tasty activity... Read More»
Nutcracker ballet
Sarah, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2016
Being an M.O.D (mom of dancers), The Nutcracker has always figured into our holiday plans.  My girls were lucky enough to join a production of the... Read More»
Gingerbread-Yum! | December 1, 2016
Don’t you just love gingerbread? I think it’s the yummiest! It can be made into cookies, people and even houses! Lots of stories have been written... Read More»
Baby listening to music
Sarah, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2016
So, the weather outside is getting a bit dismal, and you're facing another day inside.  The kids are bored and you've had it.  What to do?  Well, I... Read More»