Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Is The Canada The Perfect Family Holiday Spot?

If you are looking for the perfect spot for your next holiday, one place you should certainly consider is Canada. Choosing a good family vacation spot can be difficult, as you need to make sure the area is safe and that it caters to all ages. Canada is somewhere that certainly ticks all of the boxes. Read on to discover everything you need to know about visiting this location…

Safety in Canada – Whenever you are visiting somewhere with children, safety is going to be one of your main priorities. This is where Canada excels when compared with a lot of other popular tourist destinations. Violent crime in Canada is exceptionally low. In fact, it is virtually non-existent in the popular ski resorts and holiday spots. The only thing you do need to be mindful of is pickpockets, which is the case for most places today!

Accommodation to suit all requirements – Finding a good hotel for families can be a challenge. There are lots of hotels that only accommodate two people per room – three at a push. You are likely to need a family room or connecting rooms, and this can be difficult to find. Luckily, there are so many amazing accommodation options in Canada, so you won’t have any trouble finding something for your family and your budget. Quebec City Marriott Downtown is a good choice, as this is situated in an amazing location. Old Quebec City is truly majestic – and a spot that your children will love. Plus, you won’t be far from Montreal, meaning you will have lots more to explore.

Family attractions – Finally, and most importantly, let’s take a look at some of the best family attractions in Canada. One of the great things about this country is the sheer diversity of things to do and see. This includes everything from sporting events to seeing polar bears migrate. It is a wonderful place to say the very least. Some of the best places to visit as a family are as follows…

-        Science World in Vancouver

-        Splashdown Park in Greater Vancouver. This is the only waterslide park in the area. It offers attractions such as the Rampslide, The Black Hole Tube Slides, Big Jim’s River Run, and much more. You will also find a giant hot tub, a pool, volleyball courts, and a park for little tykes.

-        Playland, which is a 15-acre amusement park, also in Vancouver.

-        La Ronde, an amusement park with over 40 attractions in Montreal.

-        Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa.

-        Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.

-        Ontario Science Center in North York.

-        Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan. This is a place with shows, games, rides, roller coasts, concerts, cultural festivals, and more.

-        Ontario Place, which is a seasonal entertainment complex in Toronto.

-        Santa’s Village Family Entertainment Park in Toronto.

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding regarding what Canada has to offer families, as well as some useful tips you can make the most of when booking your next holiday. One thing is for sure; you and your little ones are bound to have an amazing time.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Alvin and the Chipmunks puzzle review

The first time we went to the cinema with the youngest was to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks  - The Roadchip with our friends as a birthday outing. I wondered how she would be as didn't want her to ruin the day for the birthday boy but she loved it, I think the choice of film and tub full of sweets was the winning combination. 

Sine then we have been Alvin and the Chipmunks fans, and of course with constant access through Netflix of the film it is a firm favourite for every movie night. Netflix have also released a new series so we can have some variety of the talented trio!
When we offered to review the Alvin and Chipmunks 100 piece puzzle I wouldn't be forgiven if I had said no. We are going through a stage with both kids at the moment where they are enjoying doing puzzles more than playing games which is great for them developing their problem solving skills.
The puzzle is aimed at age 6+ and the size of the pieces are a perfect size for this age, the pieces are strong and will withstand plenty of use as I am sure this will be pulled out to make up over and over. We sat and made the puzzle up together but the youngest at 6 was capable and managed without too much help. 

I think taking time to sit and do things like this is really beneficial for both the kids and us as parents, often we have such busy lives we are pre-occupied with a list of jobs or places to go so the kids fall into the habit of turning to screen time. It is surprising what comes up in conversation when you are sat doing puzzles or playing games with the kids as we giving our attention 100%, often we can be present but 'absent' when talking over the TV, games consoles, or just doing every day jobs.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Start Your Child's College Fund Today


No matter how young your child is, it's never too early to create a college fund for them. It seems so unfair that schooling costs so much - there should be no price on education, and yet, there is. Now unless your child is lucky enough to be offered a scholarship, whether that be in the sports, arts, or any other academic department, then your only other choice for them to have the chance to get into college is to pay for it. This is why so many students end up in serious debt, because they throw themselves into the deep end and find themselves taking out loans in order to pay their way. While there is no problem with doing so, as for some it's the only choice they have - it is also a very slippery slope, and if they don't manage their finances properly, they will end up in a lot of debt for their future.

So of course, as a parent, you will want to do whatever you can to ensure this doesn't happen by providing them with everything they need to go on to have a bright and successful future.

Here's how you can make that happen.

Open a savings account.

Every month, take out a fraction of your earnings once the bills and other essential payments have been made, and then put it into a savings account. The best way to do this is to pick a number that you know you can afford to take out of your regular bank account, and then set up an automatic transfer to move it into your savings. That way you don't have to worry about remembering or getting distracted by your earnings. Instead, you no longer have to think about it. Then when the day comes, you will find yourself staring back at a number you never could have imagined having. The earlier you start, the more you will have accumulated in the long run.

Invest your money.

If you have a little bit of money and you'd like the potential to double, triple, or quadruple it, then investing it into a business may be the right path for you. This comes with a bit of risk, as you can never really be one hundred percent sure you will earn anything out of it, but if you do, the benefits can be incredible. Ichimoku cloud is a way of technically analysing different methods in order to stand a better chance of making money. So do the necessary research and if it's something you are interested in doing - give it a go.

As you can see, these are just a couple of examples of what you can do to make more money, so don't wait any longer to better your child's future. Another smart idea that you can do along the way, is to show your children how to properly manage money so that they are aware of what is to come when they're older. The more they know now, the easier they will find adult life.