This little gem of a toy store, is waiting with warm friendly arms to remind generations both old and new, what you can experience when visiting an independent toy store this holiday season.
Reviewed by Lorrie Holmes
And so it begins. The struggles of raising a teenager are heart wrenching, frustrating, and just simply aging me. But we press on day to day with love in our hearts. It seems we receive the brunt of their anger and are the main target when they have bad days and sometimes I get tired of being seen as mostly the bad guy. As luck and fortune would have it, my daughter and I were graced with a 24 hour, epic getaway for just the two of us. It was something we both really needed. Life seems to have disconnected us as of late, so this was a chance to hopefully bond and give our mother-daughter relationship that much needed boost.
Written by Marlene Lochkrin
The success of a creative project isn’t measured by its outcome. The process is what gives it it’s lasting impression, leaving behind the sought after imprint of fulfilment for our children.
Written by Lorrie Holmes
Ever considered making a music video with your class then decided against it because it seemed too daunting a task? The good news is that it doesn’t need to be. There is a way to simplify this type of project into something very manageable. One that will set up each student for success and even you, the teacher. Here’s how we did it in the above video. By breaking our project into 5 manageable steps.
DiD A FAiRY DROP THiS?
This is the question six year old Oliver asked when he held up his big cousin’s ring for an inspection at a recent family dinner. Always precious and often profound are the questions our youngsters pose to us. This is why we have decided to include questions and answers like these from the youngest minds in our KiDS ViEWS features. Our very first story came to me unexpectedly, in the living room at my in-laws during family time. I couldn’t pass up on this opportunity, and here’s why. Soon afterwards, six year old Oliver had another darling question that he also posed to us adults in the room before dinner (me included). The more we thought about it, the more profound we realized my nephew’s question really was. So much so that I reached for a napkin to write it down. Here it is, along with a drawing he created about this afterwards.
Created by child author & illustrator, Parker.
From here to there in a flash. This might not seem that important, but in this story, it ends up saving a life! Find out the difference between a hero and a regular old creature in the Unlikely Heroes Series, Book #2.
Created by child author & illustrator, Joanne Hong. Student of CWC (Creative Writing for Children Society of British Columbia)
Emmy the bunny had been orphaned her whole life. But when she discovered a box that contained weird, wacky, and wonderful gadgets and gizmos that were created by her hidden father from the future, her whole life was about to change. When Emmy was suddenly met up by her jealous uncle that was out to destroy her, she tried using these special items to defeat him! Read this story to go on a fantastical, majestic, time-traveling adventure and see how the future can connect with us.
Take the Hero Challenge and be a hero for a family in need, by GIFTING A NIGHT at Ronald McDonald House.
WE CAN BE HEROES COMMUNITY HELPER PROGRAM has just been delivered to preschools and elementary schools throughout the community of South Delta, British Columbia, Canada, thanks to our sponsor, Steve Krawchuk, owner of McDonald’s Restaurants in both Tsawwassen and Ladner. This creative arts package includes a printed and digital book, original song and music video, along with fun story extending activities to help the kids better explore the meaning of community and to learn about the many local heroes we have all around us. Within the community focused context of this program, everyone can be a hero. This begins with the children, and we are challenging them, and any supportive adults in their lives – parents, teachers, so forth – to become heroes for other kids. We have come up with a Community Hero Challenge for everyone to get involved in.
As kids, families and teachers download the We Can Be Heroes digital book and song, there is a percentage that goes towards Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon. “We are really excited about this.” Steve explains, “We are challenging our community to take part in this fundraiser. Let’s see how many downloads we can achieve. For every $75.00 raised for Ronald McDonald House, a family gets to offset the cost of a one night stay.”
BOLD NEW GIRLS – Author, Educator and Girl Champion, Lindsay Sealey is helping young girls become the strong leaders of our future by practicing using their voices today.
Interviewed by Paige, 10 years old.
Today we are so excited to be interviewing author, Lindsay Sealey, of Growing Strong Girls. I’ve read the book and I find it is detailed, interesting, warmhearted and it really pulls the reader in. I interviewed Lindsay and asked her several questions about what I wanted to know most.
PAIGE: What lesson do you want to teach girls and their parents? What do you think would be the most important lesson?
LINDSAY: I think the most important lesson in the book is around making time to connect. I know parents want time so they can talk to their girls and listen to their stories and what’s really going on for them. And I know girls really want time with their parents to tell them their stories.
WRITTEN BY MOVIE REVIEWER, Kennedy, Grade 7 Student
My name is Kennedy and I am twelve years old. I live in Delta with my mom, dad and brother. In my free time I like to dance, read and write. I dance ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical three times a week. I’m very excited to be writing movie reviews for KiDS NEWS & REViEWS! Thats a little bit about me!
A WRINKLE IN TIME
A Wrinkle In Time is about a girl named Meg Murray who goes on an adventure in time with her brother and friend Calvin to try and save her father, who has been missing for four years. Her father was a scientist who was interested in learning about time travel and different dimensions. Along the way they travel through many different dimensions and meet many new friends and enemies. I think Meg is a hero because she is willing to do anything to save the people she loves. Although she is unsure what she has to do to find her father she is determined to save him. The movie was very exciting and there was never a dull moment. The lands that they visited out in space were beautiful and detailed and the characters were relatable and unique. Because of that I would not change anything about A Wrinkle In Time. My favourite character in A Wrinkle In was probably Meg because she was loving and brave throughout the whole movie. Overall I thought A Wrinkle In Time was an amazing movie about a hero and I would definitely recommend it.
VIEW TRAILER HERE
Hi. My name is Parker and I am the author and illustrator of a brand new comic series called, Unlikely Heroes, that will be published regularly in KiDS NEWS & REViEWS. I am 10 and a half years old and I play football and soccer. I have a dog named Kona and she plays with me. I also have a sister named Kennedy and we live with my mom and dad. That’s a little about me! My first comic strip is about a cat that saves a bird.