• Freezer Fudge Bites by Chef Vincent D’Rhino

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    Today Chef Vincent is presenting his Freezer Fudge Bites! Easy to make and easy to eat! These delicious creamy bites of nutritional goodness are going to be lots of fun for your kids to put together. Enjoy!      

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  • KiwiMara’s quote for may19

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  • Kiwi Mara shares her quote of the day with you

    KiwiMara Quote of the day by sparkheadkids.com
  • Kiwi Mara shares her wisdom of the day with you

    KiwiMara Quote of the day by sparkheadkids.com
  • Chef Vincent’s vegan Neapolitan Ice Cream

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    Chef Vincent’s (100% FAT-FREE!) RAW VEGAN NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM Summer is coming and Chef Vincent is in the kitchen creating fun and healthy summer treats. His raw Neapolitan ice cream is going to wow you and your kids, for sure. This is so tasty that you might start eating it for breakfast or put it into […]

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  • Kiwi Mara quote on thinking of new adventures

    KiwiMara Quote by sparkheadkids.com

    Thinking of new adventures? Bring Kiwi Mara with you as she has something to say!

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  • Monthly news letter Sparkhead Kids for April 2016

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    It’s been a busy month at Sparkhead Kids and we are excited to share everything we’ve been up to with you! It’s always a thrill to introduce new characters and this month we introduced two. First up is a character sure to tickle your taste buds. Chef Vincent D’Rhino is a world-renowned celebrity chef and he loves […]

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  • Kiwi Mara quote on the importance of living in the present!

    Kiwi Mara quote by sparkheadkids.com

    Check the latest Kiwi Mara quote on the importance of living in the present!

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  • Chef Vincent’s raw Coconut Snowball’s

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     Chef Vincent has been busy again! Creating the very best healthy coconut snowball. Yummy! He has chosen a selection of nutritious ingredients for these dense, slow, energy releasing balls. So not only will your kids want more, these snowballs will keep them going in a Vincent D’Rhino healthier way. Try them out and come back […]

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  • Kiwi Mara’s inspirational weekly quote

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  • Kiwi Mara quote of the day

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  • Chef Vincent’s No Bake Easter Fun for Kids

    Chef Vincent D'Rhino's No Bake Easter Fun for Kids by Sparkhead Kids

     

    Chef Vincent is very busy getting ready for Easter. Of course he loves planning his menu, after all, he is a chef.

    This year Chef Vincent found some wonderful no bake Easter ideas and he wants to share them with you! You will just need some chocolate chips, chow mein noodles and mini chocolate eggs! Sound interesting? Click below!

    Now let’s get cracking and let’s make this Easter eggstra special!

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  • A letter from Sparkhead kids for February 2016

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    Hello, We’re wrapping up Valentine’s Day and Family Day celebrations here at Sparkhead Kids. This year for Valentine’s Day Dimitri and I visited Yasu on Harbord Street in Toronto. Yasu is a high end sushi restaurant that seats only 12 guests at a time. Its a very cool experience as you are watching two master chefs practice their […]

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  • It’s time to get cozy and snuggle

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    The last of autumn’s leaves are letting go and the chilly days ahead mean we’re pressing the pause button on many outdoor activities. But that’s o.k. Nature encourages us to catch our breath over the winter. The great outdoors wouldn’t be nearly as brilliant and cheerful without taking a long winter’s nap courtesy of Jack […]

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  • The perfect excuse for reading

    Coyote and Frog chapter book by sparkehadkids.com

    Shorter days offer the perfect excuse for turning in early with a big pile of books. Maybe you’re snuggling with a little one and that pile includes Sparkhead Kids’ The Fable of Frog and Coyote. Maybe – after the aforementioned little one has drifted off to sleep – a different pile includes the latest thriller, […]

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  • Exciting news from Sparkhead Kids!

    Coyote and Frog chapter book by sparkehadkids.com

    You’d have to look pretty far to find two more entertaining characters than Sparkhead Kids’ Frog and Coyote. They’re each featured on their own cushion and – drumroll, please – they now star in the first of our new series of animal fable picture books! The first book is (not surprisingly) called “The Fable of […]

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  • Our friend Trickster Coyote

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    Poor Wile E. Coyote, Looney Tunes’ hapless pursuer of Roadrunner. He never achieved his goal and he never grasped the futility of his efforts. In our more activist-centric present, coyotes around the world might unite to protest Wile E.’s portrayal of their breed. Because, as most native cultures show, it’s coyote that’s the trickster. Or, […]

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  • The story of storytelling

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    Storytelling was and is everywhere.When writers refer to prehistoric times, they mean before history was recorded – on cave walls, on clay tablets or even on vases. But evidence suggests storytelling itself was part of prehistoric times. Identical symbols scratched into prehistoric tools found thousands of miles from each other indicate a shared communication about […]

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  • The gratitude attitude

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    Sometimes it’s just 30 days, other times it’s a whopping 100 days. It’s usually referred to as a gratitude project and the object of it is to pointedly express gratitude for a certain number of days as a way to shift focus to the good things in life. Studies have shown that even the tiniest […]

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  • The great and mighty yes

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    Some of the planet’s most creative people were trained to say yes to whatever came their way. Actors ranging from Laurence Olivier to Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Johnny Depp are of the “yes” school of performing. They were trained to react affirmatively to the stimuli presented to them. The result is a more authentic response and […]

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  • Emerald Bear and Golden Moose standing by

    We definitely don’t want to rush anything, but there’s a certain season, whose name shall not be mentioned here, on its way. That season features climatological phenomena like cold temperatures that can lead to frozen crystals falling from the sky. During this unnamed season, some animals – like bears and moose – grow an extra […]

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  • Silly is as silly does

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    Parents want to do whatever they can to prepare their kids for joyful, purposeful lives. New research suggests that a well-developed sense of humor is connected to happier and more optimistic children with strong self-esteem. Furthermore (please say this out loud in a formal British accent a la Monty Python), additional research indicates that a […]

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  • Your place in the universe

    Ah, the African dung beetle, so lowly and yet so well regarded. Even though they’re situated very near the bottom rung of the food chain, scientists are quite fascinated by African dung beetle behaviour and new findings are frequently announced. Most recently, it was determined that African dung beetles are only able to find their […]

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  • Sleeping under a universe full of stars

    Cloudy or clear, northern hemisphere or southern hemisphere – technically, we all sleep under the stars. With heavy cloud cover or bright city lights, we may not see those stars, but they’re still there, ready to offer navigation across wide seas or through miles of wilderness. The night sky is a fathomless blue, but sometimes, […]

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  • Lucky Frog and lucky us

    Frog Print by sparkheadkids.com

    According to many cultures’ storytelling traditions, all water rites belong to frogs. They’re considered rainmakers and they teach us to honor the tears that cleanse our souls. Because water is so important to survival, frogs are considered good luck in many cultures. You don’t get to be in charge of something as important as water […]

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  • Tricks and treats from our friend Trickster Coyote

    Poor Wile E. Coyote, Looney Tunes’ hapless pursuer of Roadrunner. He never achieved his goal and he never grasped the futility of his efforts. In our more activist-centric present, coyotes around the world might unite to protest Wile E.’s portrayal of their breed. Because, as most native cultures show, it’s coyote that’s the trickster. Or, […]

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  • Thoughtful Turtle (and thoughts about our creative process)

    Not since the Renaissance has creativity been such a hot commodity. The likes of Da Vinci, Copernicus and Shakespeare were innovators in the worlds of the arts, literature, philosophy and science and were publicly praised and rewarded for their creativity. The rich environment supported the risk-takers and dreamers and the world continues to benefit from […]

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  • What’s happening in there?

    Has it ever suddenly become quiet in your home and you instantly panic? Mom or dad senses go on alert and you wonder where your little one is. As your search begins you hear a tiny voice coming from your child’s bedroom and you realize he or she is just enjoying some alone time. Kids, […]

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  • A preschooler’s take on colour theory

    For a child, there is no such thing as too much colour. Even without the scientific research to back that statement up (and such research does exist), colour is so vital in a child’s development, that even as adults we can remember favorite colors from childhood. Quick, which colour gumball was your favorite? Now, back […]

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  • Let’s talk about snuggle quality

    Snuggling is so amazingly, wonderfully, fabulously good for you! If you don’t believe me, maybe a few dozen scientific research studies about snuggling will convince you. Yes, somebody got paid to study snuggling. And what did these studies prove? That, among other things, snuggling releases the natural feel good hormone oxytocin, boosts your immune system, […]

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  • Here’s to imaginary friends, Forest Friends and the creativity that keeps everybody happy

    Ah, the imaginary friend! Hiding in the laundry basket, laughing at naughtiness and the real culprit behind spilled juice. There are varying statistics that prove how common imaginary friends are, but in most cases, parents have nothing to worry about. It’s usually brighter, innovative children who introduce invisible companions like Mac, the mouse who wears […]

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  • Getyourguide.com

    My latest find on the web is Get your guide.com Guided tours. Cooking classes. Sightseeing buses. Canal cruises. There are a lot of things to do when you’re discovering a new place. The hard part? Figuring out where to start! GetYourGuide collects and categorizes all the world’s things to do so you research less and do […]

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  • Monkey Portraits

    We walked into our local second hand bookstore today and came away with this Gem. Monkey Portraits by Jill Greenburg. We were deeply moved by the human, beautifully moving portraits. Looking at these pictures, you cannot deny the soulfulness of these primates. Commercial and celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg spent five years photographing monkeys (and some […]

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  • The Worlds Smallest Postal Service

    I came across the cutest web shop Leaf cutter designs, a company run by artists Lea Redmond and her brother Devin and calls itself the world’s smallest postal service – and it means that literally. The Berkeley, California based company sends tiny envelopes and tinny packages filled with itty-bitty gifts to whom ever you think could use […]

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  • “Le Chateau des Etolies”

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    “Le Chateau des Etolies” We were in Montreal browsing the bookstore “Debede” and came across this gorgeous graphic novel by Alex Alice and published by “Rue de Sevres”. What first caught our eye was the unusual newspaper print format. As soon as we came back to our apartment we opened up our laptops and went […]

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  • Book shelf series: interview with Robert Sabuda.

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    There are so many great, talented artists out there that we follow, who inspire us with our own work and creative visions. Our latest purchase was an exceptional piece by leading pop-up book artist, Robert Sabuda, called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The minute we came across it, we were in awe. Beginning with the […]

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  • Dare to Dream

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    From all of us at Sparkhead new media we Dare you!

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  • Learning how to use social media for the business

    The process of setting up the online business has been a challenging and rewarding learning experience. For someone who knew very little about social media and its different resources, I can definitely say that’s now changed. I had no idea how useful it can be for a company, not to mention vital. Through research and […]

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  • Backing up My WordPress Site

    I was having some issues with my breadcrumb links on my site and found out that this issue was fixed in a later version of WordPress and what I needed to do was to update my WordPress site. As I am new to WordPress, I thought I had better double check regarding what to expect […]

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  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

    Today Im thinking about the upcoming date of our website launch. Everything that has taken me to this moment. The last years with parents and family members passing, the illness of sight that comes with such profound painful loss. How I have found joy in working away at getting our website running, designing our products, […]

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  • cheerful street art

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  • Starting the new year with a new product line!

    Inspired by our upcoming book “Campfire Tales”. These lumber pillows are just the start of our product line “Campfire Tales”. Available in February.

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  • Time is what clocks measure

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    “Two contrasting viewpoints on time divide many prominent philosophers. One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe – a dimension independent of events, in which events occur in sequence. Sir Isaac Newton subscribed to this realist view, and hence it is sometimes referred to as Newtonian time.[20][21] The opposing view is that time does not refer to any kind of “container” that […]

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