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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto Contest

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family passes to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Toronto - an indoor, family experience with over 3 million bricks under one roof. There are Rides, a 4D cinema, Master Model Builder workshops and more! Features Toronto’s iconic attractions made out of LEGO in MINILAND®, a Café, Shop and more! Join us at one of the top things to do in Toronto with children at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. Enter by Friday, September 25, 2015.

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September on the Cheap!

September on the Cheap!

School may be starting, but outdoor fun doesn't need to end. September actually brings back many of our favourite annual festivals for families. Here are the top free or cheap things to do with kids.

Apple Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Apple Picking in Toronto & the GTA

Fall marks the end of summer and with it comes many great things like fairs, breathtaking foliage, cozy sweaters, and especially apples! Here's where you can pick your own apples in the GTA.

Labour Day Weekend Fun

Labour Day Weekend Fun

Labour Day weekend can be a little bittersweet. It's the last weekend before the kids head back to school so make sure you pack in some super summery fun to make the most of these last warm, carefree days.

5 Great Hiking Trails to Explore

5 Great Hiking Trails to Explore

Are the kids getting restless? Do you need an outdoor activity that will get them away from the TV, expending energy and enjoying the great outdoors? Go on.a hike with the kids!

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Back To School

Improve Your Child’s Work Habits

Improve Your Child’s Work Habits

There is a fine line between helping your child with their homework and doing the work for them. While the latter may ensure a good grade on the assignment, the former will produce longer lasting results.

Budget Friendly School Lunches

Budget Friendly School Lunches

Packing a lunch for you kids can be a delicate balance of creating something that tastes good, is healthy and nutritious and cost effective. But meeting all of these criteria doesn't have to break the bank.

10 Tips for a Successful School Year

10 Tips for a Successful School Year

Set the stage at home for a successful school year. Here are 10 tips to help your child flourish and equip them with everything they need to start the school year off right!

Back to School Guide 2015

Back to School Guide 2015

Back-to-school season is filled with anticipation, excitement and yes, a bit of stress for parents and kids! Check out our Back-to-School Guide which is packed with simple tips, advice and programs for kids!

Be Cool, Go Litter-less

Be Cool, Go Litter-less

These days being green is cool, so I’d like to encourage you to be cool when going back to school! Practical tips on how to have a lunch without waste.

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Cool Eateries

Best Ice Cream Shops

Best Ice Cream Shops

Nothing beats having a scoop – or cone of ice cream. We rounded up the best independent local spots to cool down with a sweet treat. Give these local ice cream shops a try!

Best Doughnut Places

Best Doughnut Places

It's National Donut Day on June 5th but sadly, not in Canada. But we think you should still treat yourself! Check out these amazing doughnut places in and around the city.

Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

On certain days of the week, restaurants all over the GTA offer free meals or deals for kids under 12. Family dinner out is always a highlight—but somehow it tastes better when the kids are free (or cheap!).

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Events, Exhibits & Shows

Fall 2015 Agricultural Fairs

Fall 2015 Agricultural Fairs

From pumpkin picking to midways, and agricultural displays, the GTA are ripe with fall fairs and festivals. Some offer carnival rides and games, while others have craft vendors and kiddie corners.

A Kids Guide to the CNE 2015

A Kids Guide to the CNE 2015

There’s no better place to be a kid than at the CNE! Whether it’s singing with Dora, pretending to be a farmer, or whirling on a midway ride, this fair has enough kid-friendly activities to keep families busy!

August Festivals 2015

August Festivals 2015

Some of the city's best annual festivals take place during the summer, like the colourful Chinatown Festival, the BIG ON BLOOR festival, and an annual favourite: Buskerfest. Here's the list for August!

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Summer

12 Things to Do Before School Starts

12 Things to Do Before School Starts

Seize these summer days before they start slipping away! Here are 12 summertime experiences to have with your kids before it turns colder, because that's where it ends!

Ultimate Summer Playlist

Ultimate Summer Playlist

To help you get summer started, we've come up with the ultimate summer play list: a round-up of the best summer activities for families. You'll find it all here. Keep checking back for updated content!

Summer FUN Guide 2015

Summer FUN Guide 2015

Ready for the ultimate vacation fun guide? Check out our Summer FUN Guide, packed with tons of family activities and attractions in Toronto and the GTA. Make it a Summer to remember!

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Family Fun

Fun Carnival Foods for Kids

Fun Carnival Foods for Kids

Fairgrounds are filled with midway rides and games, and best of all, that’s where you find all that great fair food! Give in to your carnival food cravings by making your own at home. Here are our top picks!

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Entertainment News

Fall Movie Guide 2015

Fall Movie Guide 2015

Round up your brood and head to the cinema to see these fantastic kids' movies, hitting theatres this fall. The lineup looks promising. Here's a preview of the best fall releases.

Corus Kids September Highlights

Corus Kids September Highlights

YTV is heading into fall with two brand new must-see series, Make It Pop and Talia in the Kitchen, as well as new episodes of returning favourites Bella and the Bulldogs and Numb Chucks.

Cineplex Family Favourites August

Cineplex Family Favourites August

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend! Here's the line-up for August.

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Fallsview Waterpark Blog Contest

Fallsview Waterpark Blog Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Fallsview Waterpark Getaway which includes an overnight stay at the Sheraton on the Falls, and 4 passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark from our Blog.

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Products, Services & Book Reviews

Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster

Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster

If you're looking for the right Super Soaker to lead a platoon of your buddies into combat this summer, the Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster has got you covered.

Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys

Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys

Eating outdoors in a picnic setting is fun for kids. Let them enjoy hours of play with this impressive selection of picnic gear by Melissa & Doug Toys. There's a Bella Butterfly Picnic Set and Outdoor Chair.

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For Parents

Top 5 Myths About Private Schools

Top 5 Myths About Private Schools

Myth or fact? Private schools are insular places only for the privileged. With help from education experts and industry leaders, we debunk the misconceptions about independent schools.

Keep your Kids in French Immersion

Keep your Kids in French Immersion

Should you continue with French Immersion or not – that is the question! Some parents are concerned about keeping their children in the French Immersion. Tips to make an informed decision.

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Sportplay Multi-Sport Programs

Sportplay Multi-Sport Programs

Sportplay is a multi-sport program for children 1 1/2 to 12 years old. The goal is to teach and develop a variety of Gross Motor and Athletic Skills in a fun, positive, non-competitive program.

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Health & Safety

Include Eye Exams in your Health Routine

Include Eye Exams in your Health Routine

From the cradle to the classroom, doctors of optometry recommend that children have their first eye exam at six months of age, again before starting kindergarten, and then annually after that.

Choose the Right Backpack

Choose the Right Backpack

For parents back to school season is a roller coaster of emotions. These simple strategies with our children can help them avoid injuries associated with backpacks and alleviate another back to school worry.

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