How is it already the end of August? As we say farewell to summer and move into back-to-school season, here are 5 things that caught my eye this month.
New Harry Potter-themed store opened in Toronto
Fans of the Harry Potter franchise will want to plan to visit the new Curiosa shop at 1273 Queen Street West in Toronto ASAP. From notebooks, art prints and trinkets to wands, board games and wax seal kits (and so much more!) this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter and maybe pick up a few gifts while you’re at it!
Glowing Rock Tunnel in Brockville
Canada’t first railway tunnel in Brockville is currently undergoing a major revitalization project. Phase one of the new Brockville Railway Tunnel Park opened on August 12, complete with colour-changing state of the art lighting and music. This looks like a cool place tweens and teens would love to visit to take amazing selfies. They may even learn some history in the process. The tunnel is free to visit, and will be open from 9am to 9pm until September 30. (Late fall and winter hours will be announced at a later date.)
Hannah Alper’s new book
14 year old blogger and We Day ambassador Hannah Alper just announced she has a book coming out in September. Hannah launched her blog, CallMeHannah.ca, at age nine to share her growing knowledge and concern for the environment, and it’s been fascinating to see her development as a speaker and activist over the last few years. I can’t wait to read her book!
So excited to finally tell you that I wrote a book! Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change will be hitting bookstores across Canada this fall! In this book, I share lessons that I have learned about making a difference and interviews I conducted with people who are creating BIG change (all people tagged). You can pre-order it through Indigo Books website: bit.ly/Hannahbook and check out the link in my bio for more info. #Momentus #AuthorsOfInstagram
Homework Help starts up again
If you have a child in grades 7-10 and you aren’t looking forward to helping them figure out their math homework this year, you’ll be glad to know that Homework Help is back as of September 10th. Homework Help is an online resource from Teach Ontario TVO that lets students access free online help from registered Ontario math teachers. Do yourself a favour and get your kids to register now, so they’ll be all set when they get stumped by their math homework.
Back to School Shopping Rant Video
This one’s for all the teachers out there. Never forget how much parents do appreciate all that you do!
Have a good September everyone!
About Kathy Sima
Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)