News around the world is relevant to our lives, regardless where we live. Many children also become exposed through television, radio, newspapers, computers and discussions with friends, and understanding the implications can often be confusing for them.

That's why we are excited to share the website
http://www.teachingkidsnews.com/ with you.  It offers "timely, relevant news articles for kids, educators in the classroom and parents at home." Teaching Kids News provides the chance for children to analyze what is happening in the world around them, through a child-friendly voice.

Check out the website and introduce it to your child, if and when you think it is appropriate. That's all for today ... back to you moms and dads. :-)

 
 
Home-made pizza dough offers lots of great advantages:

1) It is a recipe that kids love to help you make, and so the process helps to develop their kitchen skills, and their need to knead.

2) Pizza dough recipes use ingredients that most people have on hand in their cupboards.

3) Pizza is one of those foods that most kids enjoy eating, making it a great option for weeknight meals and dinner with family friends.

... and that's why we are pleased to share a delicious pizza dough recipe we recently found. 

See:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/master-pizza-dough/

Bon Appetito!

 
 
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Reading is an important part of learning. Imaginations are peeked through hearing different stories, and the chance to travel to other places and times through words and descriptions.

Visit the library to find books celebrating the winter season. Then have your child enjoy reading the stories alone or together with you. Please feel free to share your favourites in our comments. We love to be inspired by your ideas and experiences.

We have also included a great list of winter picture books below for you to consider.

Stories:

1. A Snowgirl Named Just Sue by Mark Kimball Moulton.

2. Deep Snow by Robert Munsch.

3. Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow by Phoebe Gillman.

4. Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay.