For us, summer means multiple road trips so I thought I’d share a few audiobooks we have loved and will keep your kids entertained while on those long summer road trips:
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle
- A Bear Called Paddington
- The 101 Dalmatians
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Doctor Dolittle
- The Swiss Family Robinson
- How to Train Your Dragon
Also I highly recommend the app Libby by Overdrive. This free app lets you borrow digital media from your local library. You have to have a library card and a way to play them (iPad, Kindle, ect). It is great for road trips because you download the book so you don’t need wifi to play them.
Summer break means summer bucket lists! Here is ours:
- Visit ALL the family.
- Swim lessons. We have an outdoor pool near us and there is just something special about learning to swim outside in the summer.
- Go berry picking, hopefully more then once, because we can’t get enough strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries!
- Have a water balloon fight. This is top on Jaxon’s list.
- Participate in the library summer reading program (and get a free book).
- Make homemade ice cream, and enjoy it in a cone!
- See a movie at a drive-in, or more likely, fall asleep at a drive-in movie.
- Build an epic sandcastle, because beach trips are a given.
- Visit a new park.
- Trip to the zoo.
- Family hike…or two…or more.
- Eat breakfast out, breakfast is our favorite meal.
- Make friendship bracelets and give to all our friends.
- Go to a baseball game.
- Have root beer floats. Our kids have never had root beer floats!
- Ride a Ferris wheel.
- Go disc golfing, with grandpa.
- Complete a bug unit for summer school
- Make a campfire and roast marshmallows and if we are feeling extra adventurous, cook our whole dinner over the open fire.
- Read a chapter book as a family.
We had a lot of fun making this list together in our family journal (more on our family journal someday because I LOVE it). I hope our list can inspire you to make your own!
We stopped at two different used book stores/coffee shops on our drive, one even had a cat.
King of the Fox Club.
Lynn Canyon. A beautiful hike but way too over crowded. Would love to go back on a quiet weekday morning, not on Mother’s Day…
Oldhand Coffee, best coffee shop in Abbotsford.
Did the tourist trip to Stanley Park, as you can see, we weren’t too impressed (again, Mother’s Day is not the best for site seeing).
So here our my traveling to Canada tips: if traveling without one parent, have a letter from the parent who stayed home giving permission to travel.
Also skip Vancouver and visit a smaller town, like Abbotsford.
I like traveling with these two. They were beyond overtired by the time we got home but had so much fun.
6 yoga books for all ages
Six of our favorite yoga books. The top left is the easiest, for toddler’s (and Nellie’s favorite) and the bottom right is more for middle school or high school. We are not yoga experts but these books have made it fun and easy, the perfect way to start our day.
- Sleepy Little Yoga: A Toddler’s Sleepy Book of Yoga
- Babar’s Yoga for Elephants
- Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story
- Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story
- I Am Yoga
- Yoga For You
Do you do yoga with your kids? Any favorite books?
Saw myself on Spencer’s Butte (All of me wants all of you)
Landscape changed my point of view.
We climbed Spencer’s Butte today.
Reason number 37 of why we homeschool, so we can run away to the woods on a beautiful day. There was jumping in puddles, lots of snack breaks (even shared with squirrels), and rock and stick collecting of course.
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