What we’re reading today: 1. We thought Norway was supposed to be cool and progressive? So why did child welfare authorities take a healthy, happy 3-year-old from his parents and send him to live with his uncle in India? 2. “Unless it’s a kid saying it, ‘mom’ or ‘mommy’ denies women’s adulthood or agency,” says… Read More »
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Contributor Kari Svenneby describes spending summer with kids in Norway Norway! One of the things that strikes me about Canada is how similar Norway and Canada are in both landscape and climates. It is as if someone left Canada in the dryer too long and made a woolen Norway shrink. The coastlines, the mountains and… Read More »
Seems like everyone wants to compare notes on what animals say. Even these pop stars from Norway. From the site that never fails to bring us awesome fox stories, the weirdest thing you’ll watch this week. Pretty sure your grade-schooler will watch it on repeat, so best just enjoy this insane fox video by yourself now. … Read More »
The internet is a magical place if the world at large is failing you. Take for example the recent case of Disney’s new film, Frozen. Many fans are dejected to find the usual formula for feminine beauty (1. white 2. skinny 3. blonde) again being played for box office dollars. Because the story takes place in the… Read More »
During a spontaneous but ill-planned spring outing my family and I ended up at Coronation Park, the green space near Toronto’s lakeshore, looking for a playground. We had a vague memory of cycling past one the previous summer. The map apps on my phone could only suggest an indoor climbing gym. We hauled toddler and discovered… Read More »
Finnish students are a lucky lot. They don’t get much homework, and a lot of their school time is dedicated to creative play. There are no standarized tests and no private schools. The state pays for education from preschool through to the PhD level. Teachers are top professionals — teachers’ college is considered one of the… Read More »
Today’s Postcard From Bunchland comes to us from Ernst in Norway.
Waiting for the leaves to fall Today’s Postcard from Bunchland comes from Ernst Vikne in Skein, Norway.
What we’re reading today: 1. New play date trend: signing a waiver. Are people threatening legal action action play dates gone wrong? Can we add sub-clauses re: reasonable, expected childhood injuries like scraped knees from skateboarding? 2. You know how toddlers are so irresistibly cute and you can’t get mad at them but you have… Read More »
Cool slants on traditional winter activities for max family fun on winter days. 1. Yukigassen Yukigassen (translating to “snow battle”) is serious business in Japan. Essentially a snowball fighting competition, this game is blasting into other countries across the world, with annual tournaments being held in Finland, Norway, Australia, Sweden and Saskatchewan. How to play:… Read More »
Dining al fresco by the lake Today’s Postcard from Bunchland comes from Active Kids Club‘s Kari Svenneby. Svenneby and her family visited Norway this summer; judging by her pictures, we wish we did too.