Mint & Chocolate Grasshopper Cookies

Grasshopper cookies. A delicious treat all year round of chocolate and mint.

With yesterday being Canada Day, I’m feeling a little reminiscent.  Being from the Canadian Prairies, I love hot, dry weather, the endless skyline, and the wide, open fields.  However, one of the things that I don’t miss about the prairies are grasshoppers…unless of course, they are in the form of a cookie!  Grasshopper cookies take me […]

Stay Cool This Summer & Have Fun With Water!

Stay cool this summer and have fun with water play!

  Hello once again!  Mom’s Library took a little break last week to celebrate the start of summer.  The kids spent some time building a vertical garden, going to the playground, and riding their bikes.  We’ve also been up to a few other things that you may see on the blog in the near future. […]

Learning About The World With Tree Rings

Learning About The World With Tree Rings. A fun way to learn during a summer walk.

Have your children made the discovery about tree rings yet?  I’ve always found them to be fascinating, and so do my children. Three summers ago we were on our way home from the shops and were going to stop for a little game of kick-the-ball around the enclosed basketball court.  We had passed by an electricity […]

Free QR Code Summer Learning For Kids

Have fun in the sun with Free QR Code summer writing activities for K-2

Are your children familiar with QR codes?  You know the ones…those little black funny-looking squares you might find on a carton of milk, in a newspaper advertisement, or such?  You scan them with your smart phone using an app and you can find out more information about a product or service.  My children didn’t pay […]

SmartKidz Media Library For Homeschoolers : A Review

SmartKidz Media Library For Homeschoolers brings the world into your home. A review by Castle View Academy Homeschool

What if you could have your own media library filled with all things educational?  What would it look like?  The SmartKidz Media Library For Homeschoolers has something for every member of the family from toddlers right on up to adults. Everything is streamed from the internet so you don’t have to worry about late fees, either. […]

An Interview From Russia on CKCBH #28

An Interview From Russian is this month's feature by Castle View Academy with the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop

Hello!  It’s been 15 years since I traveled through Russia, which was quite an experience, I can tell you!  It had always been a dream of mine, and I would very much like to return and see much more of this fascinating country.  Have you ever traveled to a place you’ve always wanted to visit […]

Take The Playground Challenge #SummertimePlay

Take The Playground Challenge With Castle View Academy

It’s officially summer!!   And summer means getting outdoors and having fun!  Take the playground challenge with us this summer and get out and let your children enjoy all the physical and mental benefits of play!   When was the last time you went to the playground with your children?  I’ll admit that we don’t go […]

Canada Day O-Bento Box

Canada Flag O-Bento Box For Canada Day

I wasn’t sure what we could do this year for Canada Day.  But then it struck me that we should make a Canadian flag bento box.  Canada is made up of people from all over the world, and this would combine my two favourite countries! Tristan requested sushi for his birthday meal this year.  We […]

CTC Math Family Plan : A Review

CTC Math, an online math program for homeschoolers from Kindergarten to high school. A review by CastleViewAcademy.com

Of course you want your children to excel in math, who doesn’t?  It’s a vital part of everyday life.  But sometimes it can be difficult for a parent to explain the concept to their own children.  Especially when the processes and terminology keep changing.  Now you don’t have to worry, CTC Math is here to […]

80+ Outdoor Summer Activities For Kids

Keep the Kids Busy With 80+ Outdoor Summer Activities For Kids on Mom's Library with Castle View Academy

Summer officially arrives this weekend, and I can’t wait!  Neither can Kallista who has actually been counting down its arrival for the past 5 weeks!  In honour of this, and in anticipation of having as much fun as we can this year (while sneaking in some learning opportunities as well), I’m featuring over 80 outdoor […]