A booklet from the Great Canadian Adventure subscription sitting on a family's picnic table

Worldschooling with the Great Canadian Adventure Box

Roadschooler, worldschooler, homeschooler, parent, traveller, learner… do any of these titles describe you? There are so many ways to educate our children these days and so many different tools, philosophies, ideals, and systems to lean to in order to push our children into the learning we feel they should have. We’re one such family that believes strongly in the power of travel as an education tool. And, I’m also a[…]

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17 books about nature (from bookshelf to backyard!)

Below you’ll find 17 great nature book recommendations for you and your kids. These books are great for homeschooling moms, wildschooling families, or any amateur naturalist – young or old! If you can’t be outdoors with your kids — whether it’s due to work, timing, mosquitoes, blisterng heat, or blizzards — the next best thing is curling up with a good book about the outdoors.  (This post contains affiliate links[…]

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The book, look what I did with a leaf! sitting on a table surrounded by dried leaves

Finding inspiration for simple leaf art with kids

Are your old phone books stuffed with leaves just waiting to be loved?  Seems when we’re out crunching through the autumn streets we can’t help but come home carrying leaves destined for some unplanned leaf art project.  More often than not, those lovely leaves just sit on our front hall table until brittle and forgotten about. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through[…]

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Fantastic Fall Books for Preschoolers

Looking for some good children’s books to cuddle up with now that the weather is turning cool?  Here’s a collection of some favorite fall books for preschoolers that are sure to delight both you and your little readers. Each of these books have been read and enjoyed by my family.  For your convenience, affiliate links have been added.  See my policy and disclosure page for more information. Awesome Autumn, All[…]

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summer reading challenge

Summertime… the season of Popsicles, lazy mornings, road trips, and days at the pool.  But, what do you do when that sweet summer bliss turns sour? If you’re on the hunt for something get your kid outdoors plus get them motivated and using their brains while school is out, then check out this summer reading challenge! What is a summer reading challenge?  This summer reading challenge is a little different[…]

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11 books to get your kids excited for camping

Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and cozy up with some of these fun camping books for kids…. great reads for home or to bring along for a quiet activity at the campsite! We love our library and have taken borrowed all of these and read them with our kids.  You’ll notice they are all linked to Amazon so you can easily find out more information about the books listed[…]

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Cuddle-worthy winter books for preschoolers

Looking for some kids books to cuddle up with?  Here’s a list of some of our wintertime favorites.  Below you’ll find a mix of fun books and educational books, some new books and some classics.  But, they’re all great winter books for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children…. oh, and you might enjoy them too! For your convenience all the images link right to the book on Amazon.  Any purchases you[…]

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Best Bear Books for Kids

Are you a book loving family?  Here’s a collection of bear books for kids and preschoolers.  Books are such an easy and fun way to help kids learn about the world around them. You’ll find books with fun bear characters, some fun books that combine both bear learning with a fun story line, and a few books which lean heavily towards being informative bear books with a child-friendly narrative.  These[…]

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Nature Reading: Kids Books about Spring and Gardening

When does that gardening itch begin for you?  For me, it’s in the coldest of winter, when the snow is falling, and when I haven’t seen the dirt for months.  That’s when I start thinking about seeds and flowers, about bees, and fresh strawberries. We’ve been exploring our library’s shelves for kids books about spring and gardening lately.  Below is a collection of notable books we’ve enjoyed on the subject[…]

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