Ottawa: The Savvy Guide to April

SavvyMom April 8, 2016

the savvy guide to april

April might bring showers, but it also brings with it the promise of spring. So we celebrate it with every puddle and melted snowbank we see as we prepare our families and our homes for warmer weather.

Make a plan for the seasonal switch up. We’ve got some bright ideas to get you started
Why? Because even if it doesn’t feel like spring outside, you can still make it look like spring inside.

To the Maple Sugar Festival at Parc Richelieu
Why? Because the kids can get the full sugar shack experience—and you won’t have to drive an hour out of the city. There are magic shows, horse-drawn sleigh rides and French-Canadian folk performances.

Some daffodils or tulips in a pot, a good door mat and an old towel stationed at the back door, in the car and in the stroller
Why? Because it will rain, your feet will get wet and your front hall will be a mess. The towel will leave you prepared for any puddle emergencies.

Set up an Easter egg hunt for your kids on Easter weekend
Why? Because it’s just so much fun.

The Hanen Centre’s newest guidebook, ‘I’m Ready!™How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success’
Why? Because speech-language pathologists Janice Greenberg and Elaine Weitzman have taken the most current research in emergent literacy and broken it down into fun, easy-to-use tips and strategies that parents can work into their kids’ everyday routines and activities. We’re giving away five copies of this book so enter now(From Our Partner: The Hanen Centre)

Why? Because this just-for-them site has contests, games, fun facts and activities about the planet and green living.

Why? Because it will help you digitize and store all your hand-written recipes. It’s like spring cleaning for your recipe box.

This adorable bunny snack
Why? Because it’s a fun and healthy snack, and it’s safe for kids with allergies.

Plan a neighbourhood clean-up with your family on April 22
Why? Because it’s Earth Day, and cleaning up the streets in your neighbourhood teaches the kids to ‘think globally, act locally’ and take care of our planet.

I Walk for Water
Why? This annual walk—held accross the nation on April 22—raises money for WaterCan and awareness about the global water crisis. Gather your friends for some exercise and fresh air—it’s for a good cause.

Image of little girl from Shutterstock.

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