Some new and different things to share with your kids:
Sir John A. Macdonald action figure, $11.99 CAN
Mike Ford’s “Canada Needs You” CD, nominated for a Juno (Canadian Grammy) in 2005 for Best Children’s Album. The 12 songs from pre-1905 Canada include I’m Gonna Roam, Thanadelthur, Les Voyageurs, The Oak Island Mystery, La Patriote, Turn Them Ooot, Sir John A. — You’re O.K., D’Arcy McGee, Louis & Gabriel, Canada Needs You, A Woman Works Twice As Hard, and I’ve Been Everywhere; just for fun, a little historical background on the songs.
Contes traditionnels du Canada [Traditional Canadian Tales], book & CD set, a bargain at $9.99 CAN
Our Canadian Girl and Dear Canada historical book series (similar to the American Girl historical book series). By the way, the fine folks at Penguin Canada have a very nice Our Canadian Girl free timeline for teachers and home educating parents.
Canadian children’s publisher Kids Can Press
Professor Noggin’s Geography of Canada card game and History of Canada card game, for ages seven and up. Noggin is a Canadian company but has some other interesting games, including ones based on the American Revolution, Creatures of Myth & Legend, and Ancient Civilizations.