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Read the North to Celebrate Canada’s 150

Read the North - Canada 150

The countdown is on to Canada’s big birthday celebration and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than choosing to #ReadtheNorth everyday with Canadian books from Indigo.

Since the weather is warming up, why not gather your favourite books and then head outdoors? Create a cozy space by setting up a tent and fill it with blankets, pillows and of course, books! Whether it’s a rainy afternoon or a sunny day, designate a time every day to head to the tent for reading.

As a child, our President, Joanne Sallay, reached for Anne of Green Gables, set in Prince Edward Island, over and over again. It’s a Canadian classic novel series by L.M. Montgomery.

Thanks to Indigo, we’re excited to be giving it away along with four more books by Canadian authors. Everyone in the family will have something to read from this collection!

1 x The World Needs More Canada

1 x Life of Pi

1 x Anne of Green Gables

1 x Canada ABC

1 x Who Goes Moo?

Entering is simple. You can win the #ReadTheNorth summer package by entering below! We’ll announce the winner on June 9th.

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After you enter to win, check out four more suggestions to maximize the Canada 150 fun and learning all summer long.

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Let’s Aim to Always be Reading in 2017

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The beginning of a new year brings with it a swirl of resolutions as we strive to motivate ourselves to live well. We’ve shared many suggestions for educational goals for your child but did you know that reading can contribute to a boost in wellness? As avid bookworms, this gives us even more reason to move reading to the top of our resolutions.

Let’s make 2017 the year we curl up regularly with a good book and as our friends at Indigo suggest, to “Always Be Reading”.

Wellness Reads For Children

Here are a few of the latest wellness reads for children:

Yoga Bunny

For ages: 3-5

This adorable book tells the story of a yoga practicing bunny who wishes his stressed out animal friends could see how yoga may help them slow down and relax. Children will be introduced to beginning yoga poses that may motivate them to try downward dog or tree pose themselves.

What is Peace

For ages: 3-5

Children are exposed to violence and stress in the news, at home or even at school. The illustrations and text will encourage them to think about what peace looks like in their daily life and in the world. This is a wonderful story to focus on emotional wellness by giving children a starting point to discuss the often misunderstood topic of peace.

Canadian Reads For Everyone

This year is an especially exciting time for Canadians as the countdown is on to Canada’s 150th birthday  and this is a great theme for your whole family’s 2017 reading material. Consider looking at books about and by Canadians as part of your reading choices. We really enjoyed reading:

The Darkest Dark

For ages: 3-7

This picture book is inspired by the childhood of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Little readers may be surprised to learn that young Chris was afraid of the dark. Parents will appreciate the lesson about conquering your fears and having big aspirations. Fans of outer space will especially enjoy a collection of photos from his youth and outer space.

And for the adults, check out Oh She Glows Every Day to start your 2017 wellness goals off right. The over 100 plant-based recipes from Canadian author Angela Liddon’s latest cookbook will have your family glowing from the inside out. We love the tips for making the recipes kid and allergy friendly, too!

For The Educator

I Wish My Teacher Knew

Based on the worldwide viral #IWishMyTeacherKnew, third-grade teacher, Kyle Schwartz shares her insights on what happened when she asked her students to fill–in–the–blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew _____.” Her students answers and the resulting reflections are a powerful reminder that the life in the classroom is more than just academics and our children need a safe place to face their daily realities.

And if you want to show your commitment to reading all year long, check out the Read the North line from Indigo which include clothing and an adorable tote for books or lunches. These reading accessories are a lot of fun to encourage and promote the love of learning.

We’re excited to be giving away an #AlwaysBeReading family prize pack from our friends at Indigo.

Entering is easy below and you can win: A Read The North reading tote and a copy of Yoga Bunny, What is Peace, I Wish My Teacher Knew, The Darkest Dark and Oh She Glows Every Day.

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Celebrating Children’s Literacy in Etobicoke

Bug in a vacuum

We are proud to feature a wonderful children’s book event for Melanie Watt’s Bug in a Vacuum this Saturday, September 12, 2pm at the Queensway Indigo.   This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children (ages 4-9) from The Kingsway and South Etobicoke areas to attend a fun event that promotes literacy.

To learn more about Bug in a Vacuum, click on the video below.

About Bug in a Vacuum:

A bug flies through an open door into a house, through a bathroom, across a kitchen and bedroom and into a living room … where its entire life changes with the switch of a button. Sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance — the five stages of grief — as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void? A funny, suspenseful and poignant look at the travails of a bug trapped in a vacuum.

 

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