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 »
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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 through to the PhD level. Teachers are top professionals – teachers’ college is considered one of the better graduate… 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 »
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 »
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.
Rowing at sunset Today’s Postcard from Bunchland comes from our pal Kari Svenneby who runs ActiveKidsClub.com. Svenneby sent us this photo after her recent family vacation in Norway.
News Round-Up May 3: Similarities Between Harry Potter and Osama bin Laden, the Best Place for Moms and Food For Your Angry Birds Party
What we’re reading today: 1. Good job, Scandinavians, Norway is the #1 best country for moms. Moms live long, don’t die in childbirth, and get a great maternity leave. Afghanistan is the worst place for moms, according to this annual survey from Save the Children. Canada ranked 20th while the U.S. is 31st. 2. Babble’s… Read More »
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 »