It can be easy to forget the the Earth is in crisis on beautiful blue-sky, sunny days, or crisp, colourful autumn mornings, but the truth is unavoidable. Big change needs to happen … but big change starts with helping the smallest people on the planet understand the issue and build good Earth-friendly habits into their life from an early age.
February 2 is Groundhog Day. Did you know that Nova Scotia boasts the first stop on the North American groundhog forecaster loop with our pal Shubenacadie Sam at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park? And did you know Nova Scotia is home to a second groundhog who has this same talent in Cape Breton at Two Rivers Wildlife Park named Two Rivers Tunnel? I think that may make us the highest per capita groundhog forecaster region…we’ve rounded up some fun ways to celebrate Groundhog Day.
Family Literacy Day is 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.
To make this easy on everyone, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite ways to spend a day with my family in Halifax and included a list of supplies and details needed to make the day happen AND a suggested little gift to go along with it.Now all you need to do is forward this post to your day planner who can pick one, follow the directions and you’re good to go.
My kids have a pretty firm 7:15 bedtime that sees them asleep by 8:00 at the latest so *HELL, NO* we’re not keeping the kids up till midnight on New Year’s Eve. For now we make New Year’s Eve a special celebration that ends at their regular bedtime. Here are some of our favourite ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with little kids who need to be asleep MUCH earlier than midnight.