April 2013

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Birthday & Party Ideas

Mad Science Birthday Parties

Mad Science Birthday Parties

Kids will be amazed by fast-paced and high energy presentations and cool take-home activities.
Lovable Labels Party Packs

Lovable Labels Party Packs

Makes a great personalized and thoughtful gift for all your party guests.

Family Activities

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Those April Spring Showers can make some days appear to be dreary and endless. So if the rain won't go away, here are some great activities to keep the kids busy.
'The' Bucket List for Kids

'The' Bucket List for Kids

What would be on your list of things to do before your children aren't children anymore? They only have one childhood. Here are 100 must-trys before they turn 18!
First Visit to the Zoo!

First Visit to the Zoo!

Taking your child to the zoo for the very first time? Some fun ways to introduce them to what the zoo is all about!
With April Comes Spring Showers!

With April Comes Spring Showers!

With Spring comes rain, and rain means kids are cooped up inside. Here are a few fun ideas to do to keep kids busy on "wet" days! Your kids will never dread another rainy day again.


5 Activities for Kids on Earth Day

5 Activities for Kids on Earth Day

Earth Day 2013 is on April 22. Kids can celebrate Earth Day by learning about how to save the planet and protect the environment. Here are 5 activities to get started...

Family Kitchen

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

This tasty, chewy snack is hard to beat. Make your own!

Spring

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Those April Spring Showers can make some days appear to be dreary and endless. So if the rain won't go away, here are some great activities to keep the kids busy.
With April Comes Spring Showers!

With April Comes Spring Showers!

With Spring comes rain, and rain means kids are cooped up inside. Here are a few fun ideas to do to keep kids busy on "wet" days! Your kids will never dread another rainy day again.


5 Activities for Kids on Earth Day

5 Activities for Kids on Earth Day

Earth Day 2013 is on April 22. Kids can celebrate Earth Day by learning about how to save the planet and protect the environment. Here are 5 activities to get started...

At The Movies

Oblivion

Oblivion

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
42

42

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Jurassic Park 3D

Jurassic Park 3D

A wealthy man has created an island amusement park filled with dinosaurs cloned from fossilized DNA. When he invites experts to endorse it, nature takes over.

Cool Eateries

The Hogtown Vegan

The Hogtown Vegan

We recently discovered a great little vegan restaurant: The Hogtown Vegan. It's Toronto's answer to traditional comfort food, with the added twist of being completely meat-free. It's ideal for kids with food allergies.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Blue Planet at YPT

Blue Planet at YPT

This remarkable eco-aware play is now playing at YTP! Blue Planet tells the fantastical tale of a planet far out in space inhabited only by children, forever young, and free of parental supervision.

Free & Cheap

Riverview Zoo and Park

Riverview Zoo and Park

This popular and amazing 55.5 acre zoo, park, and splash pad is the largest and most diversified playground for kids in Peterborough. Best of all, admission is free.
Terra Cotta Conservation Park

Terra Cotta Conservation Park

The Terra Cotta Conservation Area is a unique setting with 485 acres of natural environment and a trail lover’s paradise that will give you a great appreciation for the beauty of the surrounding natural settings.
April on the Cheap! 2013

April on the Cheap! 2013

April is all about connecting with nature and celebrating Planet Earth! To that end, we rounded up free family fun this month including many outdoor activities, all to celebrate Spring.
The Riverdale Farm

The Riverdale Farm

The Riverdale Farm is a quaint little farm, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Fun Places To Go

Riverview Zoo and Park

Riverview Zoo and Park

This popular and amazing 55.5 acre zoo, park, and splash pad is the largest and most diversified playground for kids in Peterborough. Best of all, admission is free.
Family Gallery Activities at AGO

Family Gallery Activities at AGO

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre is now open at the AGO. You'll find art-making and creative play activities for the entire family, even the youngest of art-lovers.
Terra Cotta Conservation Park

Terra Cotta Conservation Park

The Terra Cotta Conservation Area is a unique setting with 485 acres of natural environment and a trail lover’s paradise that will give you a great appreciation for the beauty of the surrounding natural settings.
April on the Cheap! 2013

April on the Cheap! 2013

April is all about connecting with nature and celebrating Planet Earth! To that end, we rounded up free family fun this month including many outdoor activities, all to celebrate Spring.
The Riverdale Farm

The Riverdale Farm

The Riverdale Farm is a quaint little farm, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Day Trips

Riverview Zoo and Park

Riverview Zoo and Park

This popular and amazing 55.5 acre zoo, park, and splash pad is the largest and most diversified playground for kids in Peterborough. Best of all, admission is free.

Entertainment News

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, the record setting orchestra and film concert that reinvented a new genre of symphony orchestra concert, is coming to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on May 18, 2013.
Disney’s Planes

Disney’s Planes

Spring may have just arrived, but we've got our eye on Summer movies! One of the biggest blockbusters for kids this Summer is sure to be Disney's Planes, a new animated flick inspired by the world of Cars.
Finding Dory in Theatres in 2015

Finding Dory in Theatres in 2015

Big news for Finding Nemo fans: a sequel is on the way! Disney and Pixar have just announced that the follow-up to 2003's splash hit Finding Nemo will be titled Finding Dory.

Travel

Hersheypark

Hersheypark

Experience thrills and chills, cocoa baths, 'sweet' history, and four-star, four-diamond dining and accommodations.
Montreal for Kids

Montreal for Kids

Montréal is très family-friendly and this city offers up many exciting attractions and places for families to enjoy.

Babies & Toddlers

First Visit to the Zoo!

First Visit to the Zoo!

Taking your child to the zoo for the very first time? Some fun ways to introduce them to what the zoo is all about!

Education

Toronto’s Comic Book Empire Writes Back

Toronto’s Comic Book Empire Writes Back

Fascinatingly, the rise of the comic book retail environment seemed to coincide with a new literary and demographic turn.

Life With Kids

Talking to Kids about Tragic News Events

Talking to Kids about Tragic News Events

Today's 24/7 media environment means that children are often exposed and bombarded by disturbing sights and sounds of tragic events. Resources on how to talk to kids about tragic news stories.
Build Self-Esteem for a Lifetime of Confidence

Build Self-Esteem for a Lifetime of Confidence

How a child feels about themselves has a strong influence on their academic achievement. If their self-esteem is strong, they can respond to life's challenges better to become happy, successful adults.

News For Toronto Parents

The Giant Pandas Have Landed!

The Giant Pandas Have Landed!

The Toronto Zoo is very pleased to report that giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao are now resting comfortably after having been successfully moved into their new habitat.
Spirit of Math Schools Launches First iPad App

Spirit of Math Schools Launches First iPad App

Spirit of Math Schools has launched an iPad app, Spirit of Math Drills, which aims to “take the fear out of math in 5 minutes a day."

Products & Services

SparkPlay Adventure Packs and Party Play Kits

SparkPlay Adventure Packs and Party Play Kits

Busy families are going to love SparkPlay, a new subscription service that provides Play and Birthday Party Kits for kids!
In the Mix Football Treats

In the Mix Football Treats

Having friends over to watch a game? Huddle together to make these fun football treats. Makes a perfect snack for any party or try them with the team after football practice!
Lovable Labels Party Packs

Lovable Labels Party Packs

Makes a great personalized and thoughtful gift for all your party guests.
SunRype Slim

SunRype Slim

SunRype introduces a new light drink: SunRype Slim with Blueberry Burst, Cranberry Twist, or Tropical Mango. This low calorie beverage has only 10 calories per 250ml serving.

Spotlight On...

Camp PEAK

Camp PEAK

Camp PEAK™ is NOT your average traditional camp! What's setting this camp apart is its co-ed residential Summer program called Be A Better You, designed for youth 8-17 years.
Ontario Science Centre Summer Day Camp

Ontario Science Centre Summer Day Camp

Want your child to do something unique and absolutely cool this Summer? How about adding a huge serving of science-filled fun? A Summer of education and thrilling adventures awaits your child.
Mad Science Birthday Parties

Mad Science Birthday Parties

Kids will be amazed by fast-paced and high energy presentations and cool take-home activities.
Camp Cherith Ontario

Camp Cherith Ontario

Camp Cherith in Walkerton has provided a quality Christian camp program for kids and youth since 1954. Customized outdoor activities help campers gain self confidence, develop leadership skills, and more!
Pawsitively Pets for Kids

Pawsitively Pets for Kids

Pawsitively Pets is a one-of-a-kind hands-on animal program offering children and adults unique animal learning experiences. Children are encouraged to explore their love of pets and animals.
Family Gallery Activities at AGO

Family Gallery Activities at AGO

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre is now open at the AGO. You'll find art-making and creative play activities for the entire family, even the youngest of art-lovers.

Books

On a Beam of Light: The Story of Albert Einstein

On a Beam of Light: The Story of Albert Einstein

The new picture book On a Beam of Light: The Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunksy, is an absolutely delightful introduction this intriguing man.

Green Living

5 Activities for Kids on Earth Day

5 Activities for Kids on Earth Day

Earth Day 2013 is on April 22. Kids can celebrate Earth Day by learning about how to save the planet and protect the environment. Here are 5 activities to get started...

Health & Safety

Petting Zoo Safety

Petting Zoo Safety

Kids love going to petting zoos to get up close and personal with cute farm animals. While the experience can be fun and educational, parents need to be aware of the potential health risks and how to avoid them.

Product Recalls

Carry Handles on Bugaboo Cameleon3 Strollers Recall

Carry Handles on Bugaboo Cameleon3 Strollers Recall

If the load limit is exceeded, the carry handle may break away from the pram body/seat frame and result in a potential fall hazard and choking hazard.