Halifax Waterfront Submarine Playground

The Halifax waterfront submarine playground is a pretty amazing structure and my kids cite it as one of their favourites to play on. We live in the suburbs so when we take a trip downtown we always make sure to include it in our trip. When I was part of creating the 150 Coolest Playgrounds in Canada list (you can read more about that here), this was a no-brainer to include. Here’s our thoughts on it and why, *gasp,* I don’t actually like it much myself.

Halifax’s Christmas and Holiday Parades 2017

A local Christmas/Holiday parade always feels like the catalyst that kicks off the season and we have several in the Halifax region to enjoy. I’ve gathered up all the information I could find on the ones in the HRM this year for this post.

The Land Beyond The Wall: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

The Land Beyond the Wall: an immigration story by Veronika Martenova Charles is about a young girl named Emma who lives in a land “where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow.” She escapes to Halifax and lands at Pier 21, knowing the cost of her journey is to lose everything, including her voice. She uses art to find her place in her new home and discover her voice.

This is the July pick for the Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club and we’ve created a couple reading extension activities and adventures for this book to help children better understand the story and the plight that many refugees still face today.

Free Forest School in Halifax: A natural fit for young families

Halifax now has an all-ages free forest school that meets at the Frog Pond in Halifax once a week. We visited for the first time and share our thoughts on why we loved it (and give you the scoop on why the ticks shouldn’t keep you away)!

4 Classic Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day in Halifax

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. 

What IS a natural playground?

So, Halifax, you’ve got yourself a shiny new natural playground at the Dingle in Sir Sandford Fleming Park. But what is a natural playground? How does it help families appreciate nature more? Should we encourage kids to play on it? Is it even safe for kids to play on it?

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