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Ottawa: The Savvy Guide to November

SavvyMom November 28, 2016

Since there are no long weekends to celebrate this month, we have some suggestions to get you through the post-Halloween trauma that is November. Here’s our guide to making the most of it.

Prepare for winter by treating yourself to a new hat, scarf or pair of boots that you love
Why? Because you won’t notice the dreary weather if you feel fabulous in your new duds.

To the Ottawa Storytellers’ Children’s Festival on Saturday, November 8 at the Nepean Centrepointe Library for a day of stories and crafts
Why? Because these fabulous storytellers really know how to mesmerise kids.

The flu shot
Why? Because it’s not just about you…if you get sick, you’ll probably make other people sick. You don’t want to be that person, do you?

In the leaves with the kids
Why? It’s fun, you can only do it once a year and active play helps kids learn.

The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Kid, for a Kid, by Aija Mayrock
Why? This practical eBook really speaks to kids in a way only a peer can. It’s honest, heartfelt and provides practical tools for coping with bullying. We love its central theme about the power of positivity.

Why? Because November is financial literacy month in Canada and your kids have a lot to learn.

Jonty: The Dinosaur Who Could Not Go to Sleep
Why? We like the just-for-them touches in this interactive bedtime storybook, like the beginner’s level lettering and simple navigation—perfect for kids just learning to read. The goal of the game is to help Jonty the dinosaur get to sleep…we keep hoping the kids will pick up some pointers.

Slow down
Why? Because speeding can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. It’s also safer.

A moustache cake for Movember
Why? Because everybody loves moustaches these days and baking a funny cake is a great activity to do with the kids.

Support the Ottawa School of Art by going to their annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale on November 27 from 5–8 pm
Why? Because it supports the school’s bursary programs, and there will be a wide range of affordable and unique art pieces made by the school’s talented staff and students for sale. You might even sneak in a little early Christmas shopping.



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