Musical instruments! most kids love making music, singing, being sung to and with. Music can make everyday activities like getting dressed, mealtime, etc. more fun for everyone! Instruments that children can shake, tap, chime and yes-bang on-create lots of opportunity for imitation. the can even be use to help little ones hear the “beats” in […]
Remembrance Day 2018 Please remember and give thanks for those who fought, and, continue to fight for the freedoms and life we enjoy in Canada today.
Saturday November 10th at The Rocking Horse-Downtown Owen Sound! Join 5 wonderful , published Local Childrens Book Authors in store for a morning of reading, wonder and fun! The morning starts off with at 10 am with Jenny Lee Learn -reading her latest book-Geese are not Pets! 10:30 Ellen Rumsey will join -reading her latest […]
Its been my mission lately to help parent choose great toys that inspire creativity . support early communication and build language skills. I’m excited to be teaming up with The Rocking Horse this fall to help you make great choices for your birthday gifts, toy room stock and even, dare I say, Holiday wish list!? […]
Boo! Stop by the store on Saturday Oct. 27 for sure for a Halloween treat, spooky story time readings, and catch Jamie from the Mix FM radio station also giving out candies -come in costume or come with a spooky story to share!
Hi there! Choosing the right toy can be a challenge. We all want to give children a gift with some “wow’’ factor but we also want it to remain fun over time. As a Speech Language Pathologist, my favorite toys are those that inspire creativity, support early communication and build language skills. The Rocking Horse […]
We are thrilled to introduce Emily Powell -to The Rocking Horse as a regular contributor to talk about toys, games and playthings that are specific to speech and language development in children. Watch here in the weeks to come for a new bi-weekly blog post called ” Emily’s Picks” Emily is using the toys, games […]
Today marks the first day of Autumn officially! What a beautiful day it is! We have some exciting new dress up costumes in store now-for Halloween-and-just for your children’s dress up box! Fairies, knights, astronauts, spies, chefs, and more! We have Melissa and Doug dress up costumes and Creative Education-these are Canadian made-and-the quality is […]
We have noticed a bit of extra traffic on 10th Street these days with the giant Salmon Spectacular Salmon Derby in town! The big tent is up and the daily events are fun for everyone! At night, the tent takes on a grown up only mood-the entertainment is always delightful! If you are in the […]
Well here we are only 3 weeks until the kids go back to school! So many children will also be heading to “big kids” school for the first time as well! Now is the time to spend a bit of time each day-play games that help encourage taking turns, colours, counting, and shapes. We have […]