Winter Science For Kids on Mom’s Library

Winter Science For Kids with Mom's Library on Castle View Academy

Hello!  I hope you’ve been keeping warm if you live in the Northern  Hemisphere.  We’ve had some really cold days, which resulted in me having a treacherous walk to the library on Saturday morning when the streets and sidewalks were covered in a very thin sheet of ice.  It was nice that Phil drove the […]

Multicultural Book Day

Multicultural Book Day

The day has arrived, it’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day!  We’ve been very pleased to be a part of it this year.  This is the second year for this event, and I hope that it will continue for many years to come.  I absolutely love being introduced to new authors and the books they write, in […]

Valentine’s Learning Activities

Valentine's Learning Activities

Surprise your children, students, or Brownie pack this Valentine’s with this fun, free, themed Valentine’s Learning Activity pack from The Wise Owl Factory! This Valentine’s Learning Activity Pack Contains: Three 4×4 Sudoku puzzles One 6×6 Sudoku puzzle One Count & Graph One Read The Room Activity Two Skip-Counting puzzle pictures I set up a ‘Read […]

Teaching Children How To Confront a Bully

How To Confront A Bully by Felicia Capers

I’m so pleased to be hosting my first-ever guest post on Castle View Academy!  It’s none other than Felicia Capers, Author of “Enough of Frankie Already!”.  If you aren’t familiar with this book, you can read our review on it here, as well as enter to win your own copy! Teaching Children How to Confront […]

Enough of Frankie Already! Multicultural Children’s Book Day & Giveaway

Enough of Frankie Already Cover

As part of Multicultural Book Day, we are one of many bloggers who are highlighting some fantastic multicultural books by some talented authors.  The cocreators of this fun event are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press.  And don’t forget to enter our Giveaway, which you will find at […]

3 Pretend Play ideas on Mom’s Library

3 Pretend Play Ideas with Mom's Library on Castle View Academy

My children love to take out their toys and pretend to be a mail carrier, baker, doctor, or astronaut.  This week they’re putting up their name plates so that they can work in their ‘office’ while doing their school work.  Even I’m getting in the game with my name plate up on the desk as […]

Am I a Square Peg? Thoughts on Parenting

Am I a Square Peg Thoughts on Parenting by Castle View Academy

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in?  I’ve always felt a bit on the outside looking in.  Strangely enough, I actually felt more like myself when I was living in Japan because it was obvious that I was different from everyone else, simply by the colour of my skin.  Here in the UK, no […]

Organic Matcha Is Not Just For Tea

Organic Matcha is not just for tea

As you may know, I lived in Japan for two years before coming over to the UK.  While I was there I often enjoyed ceremonial 0-matcha, as well as a few other products made from this famous powdered green tea.  I still enjoy a nice cup of o-matcha to celebrate the Japanese New Year.  But […]

Games From Around The World on the CKCBH #23

Games and Toys From Around The World on CKCBH with Castle View Academy

Hello!  I’m pleased to be hosting this month’s Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop again.  I absolutely enjoy all of the multicultural links that are shared each month.  Last Sunday Phil made the Kenyan Beef Stew and Chapatis that Mama Maleta shared in November. Our family loved it and it will be made many times again! […]

Bosley Discovers The Waterfall

Bosley Discovers The Waterfall creates family memories

My children enjoyed Tim Johnson’s Bosley Builds A Tree House so when he asked if we’d be interested in reading his newest dual-language book, Bosley Discovers The Waterfall, we replied right away.  I knew it was on the way, but the children did not. When the package arrived, I had a look at the forecast […]