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Mathematical board games for kids

The best way to help young kids understand math concepts isn’t by standing in front of a white board and rattling off multiplication facts. Rather, it’s by letting them see math in action. Board games are a great way for little learners to get a grasp on skills such as pattern recognition, spatial reasoning, problem […]

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The Human Capital Project, report from the World Bank

The Human Capital Project, a global effort to accelerate more and better investments in people for greater equity and economic growth. Why should countries invest in human capital? Can early health care and education prepare children to succeed and prosper as adults in a rapidly changing world? What are the barriers to nurturing human capital […]

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Gun control in the US – toddlers kill more people than terrorists

On Sunday March 13, The Guardian newspaper published a frightening article about gun control in the US and how Jamie Gilt, who has built a thriving web presence on the argument that guns are perfectly safe around kids, was shot by her young child. From the article in The Guardian: Growing up here myself didn’t […]

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PDF’s of puzzles, picture ebooks for children, etc.

I’ve finally published all my puzzle ebooks, picture ebooks for children, fiction and nonfiction ebooks in PDF. Brother, did that take a while. Sheesh! All my picture ebooks for children have an Appendix with large black and white graphics of characters in each story so you can print them out for coloring by your child […]

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The tale of two dog killers

Brian Whitlock, who was sent to jail for beating his dog and leaving him for dead in a dumpster in 2012, has been charged with the second-degree murder of his mother in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC, according to this CBC news report. Whitlock beat his two-year-old German Shepard, Captain, and left him for […]

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Woman murders dog during divorce

A British Columbia woman who teaches arts and crafts, puppetry, heritage hat making and other classes to children in Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, Whistler and other areas took an innocent family pet to a local vet and had it killed during a lengthy divorce. The Rottweiler/German Shepard cross was killed during the time […]

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Festival of light celebrated with invitation to dog killer

Liz Summerfield, the originator of A Lantern Affair, making one of her signature Lotus Lanterns. Carré Heritage Square. (Screen captured; Tri-Cities Now) Liz may be welcomed to teach children by various community centers in BC, invited to attend festivals and art camps to teach children, and parents may well want her to teach their children, […]

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My ebooks now on Flipkart in India.

11 of my 37 ebooks are now available on Flipkart in India with most priced at 68 Rupees, inclusive of tax, and 2 of the 11 ebooks are word puzzle ebooks. India has approximately 127 million English speaking citizens, making it the second largest English speaking country in the world in 2007, and the aforementioned […]

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Who taught children at Lynn Valley – Sea to Sky Heritage Fair? Parents should know.

Parents with young children should know who is teaching their children at local festivals, art classes, or other public events. But does a parent really know who their children are meeting? For that matter, how much research on instructors do festival organizers, art class organizers, or other public bodies do before entrusting children to the […]

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Police contact BC, Canada, blogger about dog killer articles

Several weeks ago local police contacted me regarding the articles I had written on my blog about my ex-wife who had my dog killed during the time the courts were hounding her for financial records concerning the large amount of money she removed from our joint account just prior to our divorce. The police contacted […]

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Place Maillardville hosts dog killer as instructor.

Would you want your child attending a workshop given by a dog killer, thief, and a liar? See Place des Arts dog killer articles here, here, and here.  BCSPCA letter here. Place Maillardville supports a known liar and dog killer: Place Maillardville hosts a free lantern workshop, from 1 to 3 p.m., with guest artist […]

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Christmas Tree for Santa & Icky Foods; 2 new ebooks for children.

I’ve published two new ebooks for children. Both contain color pictures as well as large black and white pictures, which can be printed out for children to color, at the end of the ebook. You may view a free sample of any of my ebooks by visiting Smashwords. (Link opens in new window) A Christmas […]

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Lying, dog killing woman named Liz Summerfield teaching children

Liz Summerfield, who lied to the South Burnaby Vet hospital in order to have my dog killed during the time the divorce judge was hounding her for bank records, is teaching children arts and crafts. Liz sometimes works at the Place d’es Arts or other community arts locations, and is an instructor at “ARTrageous ART […]

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Easy online puzzle for children

I’ve added an easy word search puzzle for children to my online puzzles collection. This word search puzzle has 6 words and is for children in grade 1. The puzzle has the option for printing as text or as a PDF file.

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Is a woman who had an animal killed fit to teach?

What makes a good instructor? What makes a bad instructor? Is it attitude? Is it ability? What do parents need to know about instructors their child or children meet? Would a woman who lied to a veterinarian in order to have an animal killed be the kind of person you want teaching your child or […]

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“Bubble Trouble” picture ebook fable for children

This isn’t a book about financial bubbles bursting, or housing bubbles busting. This picture ebook fable, for children aged 2 to 5 years old or just young at heart, tells the tale of a young girl named Glorybee Toebiter who loves to brag to everyone about how great she is at blowing bubblegum bubbles. Nobody […]