DJ Butler Playground in Rockingham

DJ Butler Playground in Rockingham

Without fail, whenever I ask for everyone to share their favourite playground on social media I can be sure someone will mention DJ Butler Playground in Rockingham. I've driven by this spot a thousand times when I worked at MSVU, but I have never been here. Read about my first impression and how it changed after spending some time in the space.

Ladybug & Bumblebee Tic Tac Toe: A Pinterest Test Drive

Ladybug & Bumblebee Tic Tac Toe: A Pinterest Test Drive

I posted last year about our attempt to makeover our backyard into a more natural play space and we've been working slowly and steadily on it since. Once idea I'd seen on Pinterest was a tic tac toe game using rocks so an a day trip recently we stopped by a beach and collected some smooth round rocks to do a Pinterest Test Drive to see if it worked as well as it appeared to online. Here is the process and our verdict on if it was a Pinterest Win or Fail…

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax a Must-See for Families

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax a Must-See for Families

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo runs from June 26 to July 2. We took our family for the first time and had an incredible time. We give you the scoop on this year’s show and all the information you need to plan your Tattoo experience with kids this year!

Fall River Fire Truck Playground

Fall River Fire Truck Playground

If you have a child who loves fire trucks, be sure to take them to the Fire Truck playground at the Gordon R Snow Community Centre in Fall River - it's literally right beside a fire station and it's not uncommon to get a glimpse of the fire trucks heading to a call, or just out for a wash.

The Birch Family: Raising Haligonians

The Birch Family: Raising Haligonians

Our latest in our Raising Haligonians series features the Birch family. After spending the last eleven years in Calgary, Sarah and Dana Birch felt it was time to move back home to the East Coast so that they could raise their two young children (Amelia, age seven, and Ewan, age two) close to family.

How to Make Books With Kids: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

How to Make Books With Kids: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

**BOOK GIVEAWAY**

This month's Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club's pick is the much anticipated "100 Things You Don't Know about Atlantic Canada for Kids" by Sarah Sawler, published by Nimbus Publishing. Sarah first wrote an article for The Coast called "100 Things You Don't Know About Halifax" that was wildly popular and it started expanding into more articles, then a book, and now a book for kids!

Dartmouth Crossing's Go Wild Playground

Dartmouth Crossing's Go Wild Playground

The Dartmouth Crossing playground is such a clever idea. It can either be a motivator for kids to be patient during the shopping so they can play here after, or a spot for one parent to take the kids while the other parent does the shopping (I see a LOT of dads and kids here hmmmm). The theme of the playground is "Go Wild" and it's designed like it's in the wild with a climbing tree, a boat styled swing and photo props.