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Dino Day: Canadian Dinosaur Hunting!

What’s more exciting than learning about some of the world’s most incredible animals of all time: Dinosaurs! Check out the many dynamic dino books featured in this week’s summer reading selection in the Caribu app. Find books with dino facts and fairytales that you can read together with little ones in a virtual playdate. Which is your favorite dinosaur? What do you like about it? To learn more, we spoke with some experts from dinosaur museums across the globe! Our Q&A below features Eilidh Macdonald, Science Educator at The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada. Read on to discover exciting facts about prehistoric creatures, and what it’s like to work in the fossil world.

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Go On An Animal Adventure With #CampCaribu In Your Next Family Video-Call

This week features books about adventurous animals big and small! Schedule a virtual playdate with your family members, and enjoy the sweet stories and heartwarming tales about creatures of all stripes (and spots!). You also can learn some fascinating facts about animals and their environments as you read together in a video-call. Here is a preview of what’s to come:

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Meet The Illustrator: Kent Yoshimura

If you’ve read the book Wobegon and Mildred in #CampCaribu’s ‘Best Friends’ week summer reading list, you might have noticed its colorful, out-of-the-box illustrations by Kent Yoshimura. Each page is a digital collage: the two main characters are designed with multi-textured, animal-like features that convey their personalities; the immediate background includes geometric patterns of cars, plants, shapes, and cityscapes; and the far background is a watercolor haze. The effect gives readers a snapshot of the wacky, multi-dimensional town where the story is set, and where two unusual parking ticket monitors stand out among the crowd for their eccentricities.

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Bring Your BFFs To Share #CampCaribu’s ‘Best Friends Week’ Stories Of Kindness, Companionship, And Love In A Virtual Playdate

One of the most memorable parts of camp is making new friends, and for ‘Best Friends’ week at #CampCaribu, we’re featuring our favorite friendship stories to share with the little ones you love! Enjoy reading about old friends and new ones, and the special bonds between siblings, pets, and even animals. Explore the ups and downs of peer interactions, and learn some valuable lessons about what it means to be a good friend. Celebrate friendships and connect with friends near and far to read together from a safe social distance.

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Cooking With Kids: Life Lessons Abound In The Kitchen

Are your kids or grandkids looking for things to do this summer? Besides being a fun project, encouraging kids to prepare and/or cook food can be a great opportunity to teach them life skills such as kitchen and food safety, tips about nutrition/health, hygiene, and even math. It can also give kids a sense of value, accomplishment, and maturity as they enjoy the reward of eating the delicious finished product. Over time as their skills improve, they might even be timesavers for you in making food for the family.

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Cook And Connect With Your Family This Week In A Virtual Playdate

Bring out your pots and pans — it’s time to cook and connect with your favorite family members! This week, #CampCaribu presents a menu of ‘Fun With Food’ books and activities for you to try together in a video-call. Each day, Caribu will feature two books: an “Entrée” book that tells a story involving food or cooking; and a “Side Dish” book that shares a specific recipe. Pick one or both to read and inspire your kitchen staff, and prepare some treats together!

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7 Superhero Activities For Summer That You Can Enjoy With Your Family From Home

Looking for ways to keep your little ones active, engaged, and smiling this summer? Take some time to celebrate their superhero selves with homemade costumes, activities, and adventures. With most theme parks closed, festivals cancelled, and Comic-Con moving online, you can use these ideas to spark fun summer days for the superhero kids in your family. Here are seven superhero activities to try from your home.

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Dive Into #CampCaribu Week 6 And Go On a Virtual Playdate With Your Family Under The Sea

Sea lions are just some of the incredible underwater creatures you will meet this week as you dive into books about the deep blue sea. Connect with your family on a Caribu Video-Call, and read about sneaky crocodiles, playful dolphins, and underwater orchestras. While many of us might not be able to swim this summer due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, ‘Under The Sea’ is a fun way to splash around with your favorite animals.

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