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Summer is winding down. While fall does not “officially” begin until Friday, September 22nd, fall activities in Ontario are already on my radar. Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s the time for apple picking, fall fairs, hot apple cider and of course a corn maze is a must-do on the fall activity bucket list. Perhaps I am bias, but in my opinion, Ontario does corn mazes best. Have fun answering trivia questions and working as a family to get out of the over 6 inch corn maze located at Cricklewood Farm apple orchard. The farm is located between Brighton and Colborne, just over an hour east of Toronto and one hour west of Kingston. Cricklewood Farm apple orchard has 150 years of history behind it, and has been in the family for that entire time. Since the early 2000s though, farm owners Beth and Brent Siwicky have designed and constructed corn mazes in various shapes, with proceeds going to help different charities. Each year in January, the farm selects a main charity and several smaller ones to support with proceeds from the corn maze. This year a percentage of the maze sales will be donated to the Prim Rose Donkey Sanctuary with the farms goal being $1500. PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary Celebrating it’s 43rd year in operation the Prim Rose Donkey Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Roseneath, Ontario which is dedicated to the rescue, protection, and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and unwanted donkeys. The sanctuary is about a two-hour drive northeast of Toronto. My daughter, husband I paid a visit to the donkey sanctuary last summer. It is such a peaceful place, with so many gentle and trusting animals. Some of the donkeys have been rescue from abuse and neglect, others given over when a caring owner was no longer able to care for them, or had passed away. Although PrimRose is officially a Donkey Sanctuary, no needy large animal is ever turned away. The Sanctuary is open year round on Thursdays and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. There is no admission fee, but donations are gratefully accepted. Cricklewood Farm Corn Maze Plenty of planning and hard work goes into prepping the corn maze for visitors. According to knowledgeable staff at the farm, constructing the maze took just over a month to complete. The corm maze takes about 1 hour and 20 mins to walk through. There are escape routes on the corn maze should you decide to exit early. A toddler and grandparents maze is only 1/2 acre in size and is included in the regular maze admission price. It’s short and easy to do, and a prize awaits your little ones return! Maze designers have you complete a series of puzzles while in the maze. All puzzles are cleverly designed to teach about the Prim Rose Donkey Sanctuary and donkeys. The “mini maze” is designed in the shape of horseshoes, to match this years theme. The mini maze takes about 20 min to complete. Throughout the maze you’ll find a serious of true and false questions that help guide you through the maze. This weekend my husband, daughter and I had fun weaving through a maze in the shape of a donkey’s head and through letters that spell out Prim Rose Donkey Sanctuary. You will be pleased to know that the path through the cornstalks are nice and wide and easy to walk through. What a wonderful experience it was for not only our four year old daughter, but myself as well! My last time in a cornfield was actually in 2011, when my husband and I visited Cricklewood Farm apple orchard and made our way through the maze. That year the farm partnered with the Lion’s Foundation of Canada for Dog Guides. Thanks to all participants in 2011 the farm raised $1565.44 to help with dog guide expenses. Cricklewood Farm also offers lots of fun activities once you’re finish the corn maze. Other activities at this farm include a picnic area, play area, and photo ops. The farm also offers pick your own apples, raspberries, and pumpkins as well as sweet corn and squash (11 different varieties). Pumpkins are usually available late September (depending on the season) and October. Prices depend on the pumpkin’s size. At Cricklewood Farms they grow 43 different types of apples. Paula Red apples were ready to pick when we were there. We didn’t pick any, but a couple at the farm who were picking apples while we were there, told us that the apples were very nice. A trip to the farm would not be complete without a stop to the market, which provides snacks, baked goods, cheese, honey, jam and gift items. My daughter was of course drawn to the various stuffed animals and my husband couldn’t leave without sampling the delicious home made tarts. Monster Hunt & Twilight Walks During the month of October, Cricklewood Farm hosts twilight walks. Imagine walking through the maze with a flashlight in the dark? The farms Monster Hunt is an annual autumn event that visitors to the farm enjoy. Children and families hunt through the orchard for hidden monsters. Find them all and collect a small reward. Be sure to like Cricklewood Farm on Facebook or follow @CricklewoodFarm on Twitter for an upcoming date for the monster hunt. More information on Prim Rose Donkey Sanctuary is available at www.primrosedonkeysanctuary.com. If you are interested in visiting the maze, the corn maze is open until Nov. 6. To learn more visit www.cricklewood.ca. Do you know of another Ontario corn maze? Navigating a corn maze also makes for a fun date! For more information and amazing stops to see while in the area, check out northumberlandtourism.com. Copyright © 2017 Today's Woman. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. 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Every year the school lost and found contains many personal items of clothing that are never claimed. The expense of lost gear can really build up. Therefore, it is a cost-saving measure to label your child’s shoes, coat and other belongings. It makes finding them in the lost and found box easier. And remember that your child’s items may look very similar to their classmates By labeling belongings with his or her name, not only will it help prevent loss, but it will also help in handling confusion and possible upset for your child. Lovable Labels offers an easy way for you to label your child’s belongings, including hard-to-name items like shoes and socks. The company was born in 2003, when owner, Laura Porreca, was sending her son to school and realized that there were few options for parents to easily label their children’s’ school gear. The Back to School label pack is available in 35 designs / Colors and 45 Icons. If none of the value packs suit your needs, Lovable Labels offers a NEW “Create Your Own” pack feature! The Back to School label pack includes: 15 Sticker Labels 7cm x 1.5cm (2 ¾” x 9/16″) 80 Slimline Labels 5cm x 0.7cm (2″ x ¼”) 12 Shoe Labels 3.8 cm X 3.8 cm (1 ½” x 1 ½”) 60 Press N’ Stick Clothing DOTS -20 Medium – 2.6 cm x 2 cm (1 1/8″ – 3/4″) and 40 Small – 2.2 cm x 1.6 cm (7/8″ – 5/8″) 12 Square Labels 3.65cm x 3.17cm (1-7/8″ x 1¼”) 2 Mini-Metal Tags 5.3 cm x 2.9 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/8) are perfect for lunch bags and backpacks. The Press n’ Stick clothing DOTS are perfect for labeling sweaters and jackets. Shoe Labels work well on both the inside and outside of footwear! You can stick them on the inside of your child’s running shoes or on the outside of your child’s rain boots. Mini-Metal Tags are great for backpacks or your child’s zipper on their jacket. Slimline labels are perfect for toothbrushes, pens/pencils, toys, pencil cases and hair brushes. Sticker Labels are perfect for lunch containers, water bottles, sports equipment, school binders, etc. Square labels can be used on everything from toys, video games, DVDS, laptop to books and binders. Get Your Daycare Packs from Lovable Labels Check out Lovable Labels daycare packs, which are perfect for daycare or preschool. They are perfect for labeling anything headed to daycare! Each pack includes: re-writable snack labels, preschool shoe labels that help them to learn left from right, clothing labels and multipurpose labels that have fun shapes and designs for easy recognition. Available in 4 designs, you get: 15 Sticker Labels 7cm x 1.5cm (2 ¾” x 9/16″) 16 Match It Shoe Labels 2.5 cm x 3.6 cm (1″ x 1 1/2″) 10 Fun Stickies 3.5 cm x 4.2 cm (1 2/5″ x 1 2/3″) 60 Mini DOTS 1.5 cm or 5/8″ circle 8 Snack Labels 5.2 cm x 4 cm (2″ x 1 4/7″) One thing I appreciate about “Lovable Labels” is that their labels are waterproof, as well as, dishwasher, microwave, sun, and laundry safe. And they have several different styles to choose from in comparison to some of their competitors. The labels are made with the highest quality materials, and adhere well to various materials. Overall, Lovable Labels are a fun, easy solution for labeling my daughter’s belongings, as well as providing me with some peace of mind. While labeling your children’s clothes and belongings may seem like a bit of a hassle, it certainly beats having to replace lost clothes and gear! Most noteworthy: Label everything (even things you can’t imagine your child leaving behind!) What handy tips do you have to stop your kids from losing their school items? Happy New School Year! About Lovable Labels: When Laura Porreca was ready to send her child off to daycare for the first time, she quickly discovered that she was not the only frustrated parent looking for the best solution to ensure her little ones “stuff” came home with him every day. After researching the market and testing a variety of products available, Lovable Labels was born. Today, Lovable Labels sells its fun and durable labels online to fill the need globally. Their product line along with their company has grown throughout the past seven years. Products now include everything from labels for baby’s sippy cups and young kid’s lunch boxes to Medical ID Wristbands and Allergy Alert labels. Of course, Moms are not left out with their “Spice It Up“ labels and “Connect With Me™“ cards. Lovable Labels is a proud two consecutive winner for the Profit Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and 2010 and received the Entrepreneur of the year for 2009 Business Excellence. http://www.lovablelabels.ca Copyright © 2017 Today's Woman. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. http://www.todays-woman.net Please contact email@example.com so we can take legal action immediately.
It is hard to believe that we are already closing in on the end of summer. With a new school season upon us, now is the perfect time to stock up on back to school supplies and essentials! OOLY products will help inspire the creative artist in your child(ren) and make learning fun. Art Materials for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten For kindergarten age children, try OOLY arts and crafts supplies, such as their left to right crayons, Chunkies Paint Sticks, Jumbo Brights Neon Colored Pencils and Stampables. Chunkies Paint Sticks are a mess free paint in a solid stick form that draws smoothly over paper, wood and canvas without the need of brushes or water. They’re easy to use, quick drying and portable, making them perfect for little hands! Each pack includes 12 different vibrant colors. My daughter has been using the paint sticks to make pictures with and to paint wood with. Stampables is a set of 24 colored double sided markers; one side of the marker is for coloring and the other is for stamping. The markers also come in 10 different scents, which reminds me of the scented markers of the 80’s. Stampables come in a durable carry case, making them perfect for traveling. My daughter has used her Stampables to make DYI wrapping paper, cards, for pictures and on dot a dot printables. Left Right Crayons, are a huge hit in our house with my daughter. They are her go to coloring supply. They are made of an Eco-friendly polymer. The crayons are totally non-toxic, so even young children can color safely. The crayons are perfect for toddlers just learning to color, as they are strong and do not break easily like normal crayons. My 2 1/2 year old niece loves them. They also prevent the mess of a wrapper. The ergonomic design of the crayons also assists with building fine motor skills by allowing the natural contours of the hand to hold the crayon for improved grip. Each package includes 10 crayons in 10 colors – Light blue, dark blue, green, black, brown, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple. Did I mention they’re erasable? I have always been fond of colored pencils (or pencils crayons as we say here in Canada). Jumbo Brights Neon Colored Pencils are age appropriate for children entering junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten. The large size makes them easy for small hands to grasp. The package of 8 colored pencils will last quite a long time. The thick barreled pencils measure nearly 7 inches long. The pencils remind me of the chunky pencils I learned to print with back in the 70s. We get lots of use out of lil’ Poster Paint Pods in our house. They are our go to paint. The Glitter and Neon lil’ Poster Paint Pods set comes with 6 glitter and 6 neon paint pods. Of course we couldn’t of did any painting without the Brush Works paintbrush set. The Brush Works makes a great all-in-one set with 7 paintbrushes of different sizes and styles including small flat, small angle, extra small round, medium round, medium filbert and large flat. I love that the set comes with so many different size brushes and I found that the brushes clean up nicely too. For older children who are preparing for back to school you can help them stock their pencil cases with everything from scented erasers and pencils to gel pens. Pencil, Pens, and Coloring- Oh My Designed for adult coloring enthusiasts in mind, this set of felt tip markers features a super fine tip at just 0.7mm. With 36 colors to choose from, the set offers a wide variety of options. The barrels are triangular shaped, so they provide a great grip. They also won’t roll off your coloring book or tabletop. They would perfect for high school art students. As set of graphite pencils will make homework, and school work super fun. Choose from pencils featuring sharks, donuts, and unicorns. Why use a boring black or blue pen when you could have a pen that had four or more colors? I remember these pens from my school days in the 70’s and 80’s. Of course these pens were prone to jamming, but the current model from International Arrival works much more smoothly. At the click of a color-coded button you select the color you want. Ink colors include blue, green, yellow, red, purple and classic black. The Summer Fun 6 Click Pen comes in four different varieties with fun summer themed artwork on the barrels. Choose from light blue, green, light pink and hot pink. Enjoy writing with the refined style of a fountain pen with the Splendid Pen. The Splendid Fountain Pen comes with a rubber grip barrel and 3 ink cartridges. Splendid Pens have a small ball-shaped point for a no-scratch writing feel. The pens are available in blue, black, green, red, pink and purple with individual refills available. Scented School Supplies Undoubtedly, scented erasers have become a widely accepted school supply. Enjoy the sweet smell of delicious fruit when you erase with Lil Juicies Fruit Scented Erasers. Your kids can now enjoy the tangy flavors of apple, orange, pineapple, watermelon, grape and strawberry.Each package comes with 6 erasers. Mini Monster Markers are perfectly sized for small hands to grasp. They come in six sweet smelling scents (Melon, Banana, Orange, Strawberry, Grape and Blueberry). Kids will be attracted to the goofy monster faces. Each marker measures 2.75 inches long. Surprise your children with highlighters that are different from any other. Star Struck Scented Highlighters are super cute highlighters with a star shaped tip. Use them for star shaped stamps and highlighting. There’s 6 colors in a set each with their own fruity scent; Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Green Apple, Blueberry and Grape. So yummy! You can count on OOLY to bring you an excessive amount of scented products for back to school. Some last minute back to school supplies Pencil Sharpeners A good sharpener is a must have companion to your pencil. Pencil sharpeners have come a long way sense the ones I used in public school. The monkey business pencil sharpener and holder will add a little fun to the boring job of sharpening pencils. Just slide any pencil into his hands and he will be ready for whenever you need to sharpen a pencil. The Mighty Pencil Sharpener is a 3-hole pencil sharpener, one for regular sized pencils, one for larger pencils and one to sharpen for a really fine tip. The pencil sharpeners come in 6 different colors, red, pink, teal, blue, green and black. Make your notes, calendars and binders super cute with these note pad sticky tabs from OOLY. Each package contains 120 tabs and the sticky tabs are available in a variety of cute designs. Both my eldest daughter and I use the note pad sticky tabs from OOLY and we find they stick rather well. Last, but surely not lease, keep everything organized with this mighty pencil case. Measuring 10 inches by 7 inches the case is large enough to hold several back to school essentials. The front side features a see-through mesh and the pouch comes in 4 fun colors. Here are some necessities to have in your case: two lead pencils multi colored pen, one blue pen, one black pen sharpener scissors glue stick highlighters Markers or pencil crayons sticky tabs eraser ruler My daughter will be headed off to junior Kindergarten next month with some of the fun OOLY back to school supplies featured here. OOLY is a contemporary gift/stationery company who offer an assortment of FUNctional items geared toward children and children at heart! Pay them a visit today: http://www.ooly.com Copyright © 2017 Today's Woman. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. 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It is hard to believe in little over a months time summer will be over and students will be headed back to school. High school and college age students will be getting ready for another semester of classes, and assignments. If you are wondering what to get your college bound child why not take it upon yourself to upgrade their gym bag with a stylish duffle gym bag from Coreal. A sturdy duffle bag will last through college and well into adult life. I ordered this duffel bag from Coreal for my adult daughter who attends weekly physiotherapy. We found the duffle gym bag to be super lightweight and easy for her to carry due to the adjustable shoulder strap. The bag has a roomy design , is water resistant and is made from a wear-resistant nylon. It easily fits everything she needs to hit the gym . Its coolest feature is the unique side pocket for shoes, which allows her to store her shoes away from everything else that she needs to keep inside. The shoe department is quite roomy. She can easily fit both her running shoes and a pair of sandals in the shoe pocket. The duffel gym bag features two side pockets to hold her water bottle. There is an interior pocket to hold her mp3 player and house keys and two outer zipper pockets to hold things like her day planner. The bag also features a double zipper on the main department for extra durability. We find the bag to be easy to clean, as you just wipe it down with a damp cloth and hang to dry. Overall, it’s a very functional bag that not only serves as her gym bag, but her overnight bag as well. One of my favorite details is the fact that it comes in several colors. Overall, the duffle gym bag appears to be well made and durable. When it comes to the perfect bag for back to school there are so many choices available. To shop Coreal full line of bags for back to school you can visit them on Amazon.ca. To purchase the particular bag found here, just follow our link: Gym travel bag. . Copyright © 2017 Today's Woman. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. http://www.todays-woman.net Please contact email@example.com so we can take legal action immediately.
Recommended for children age 3 to 12, Kamp Around The Cribs tents are the ultimate addition to any child’s bedroom or playroom. Standing almost 5 foot tall each teepee tent features a graphic image on the outside, accompanied with a large round soft mat for the ultimate in comfort. This tent is so cool that your child will never want to leave their new favourite cozy play space. For young children the teepee tent doubles as a mini-napping nook. And it is large enough for indoor camping. The roomy interior of each tee pee tent is big enough for more than one child, to pile in for hours of fun. As your child gets older, their teepee will become a quiet destination for solitude. They can use it as their own personal reading nook. My daughter absolutely loves hers. Kamp Around the Crib tents come in a compact box with a handle and all the components needed to assemble. A large soft plush round rug, and LED night light are also included. The teepee tent isn’t difficult to assemble. Simple connect the wooden pole without the joint to the wooden pull with the joint, Once all poles are connected put the connected wooden poles through the inside tunnels of the tent, starting from the bottom and one by one. Place the floor cover caps at the end of the inside tunnels where the wooden poles have just been placed. Hold onto all the wooden poles vertically and place the holder parts on the top by matching the poles with the holes. Insert the led lamp at the center of the holder parts. After forming your tent shape with the 6 wooden poles, fasten the zipper and place the remaining joint part on the top of the wooden poles. Place the wooden poles in the joint parts with the left poles overlapping the right poles. The final shape should form a hexagon with each pole crossing one another. Place the cord through the loops at the top and wrap the wooden poles together and tie. Place the tent where you want it to go and place the hook at the front, fix the entrance to the tent and your child is ready to play. Each teepee tent is made of a high-quality flame-resistant fabric. Designed with pockets on the inside to store things, the tee pee tent features a partial zipper and Velcro closure for the ultimate privacy. What kind of sleepover would be complete without staying up late swapping stories? The teepee also comes with a multi-color lighting fixture that secures to the inside centre of the tent. The night light provides a warm glow to illuminate even the darkest nights. The night light comes with a remote making it easy for me to turn off the light once my daughter has fallen asleep. I love that the teepee tent is super light weight and easy to move. For easy storage and portability, the tent even comes with a cotton canvas carry bag. The tent cover is hand wash only and is to be hung in the shade only to prevent fading. The included round rug is 1600mm in diameter, providing lots of place space or room to lie down. With a little imagination my daughter’s bedroom has turned into a beach and campground for her barbies, a cave that offers a place to hide from the imaginary monster roaming around outside, and a last a castle for the princess to sleep in. We own the Pink Dream teepee tent which features sheep on a soft pink background. With so many gorgeous designs available for both boys and girls, you are sure to find the perfect teepee play tent. If you don’t have children, no worries. My son has informed me that a Kamp Around the Crib teepee tents would make the ultimate Pet Teepee. Kamp Around the Crib™, helps baby to get psychological stability through independent space. Their tents are available via Walmart Canada. To learn more about Kamp Around the Crib please visit https://aroundthecrib.myshopify.com. Copyright © 2017 Today's Woman. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. http://www.todays-woman.net Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can take legal action immediately.
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