January 2013

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Crafts

Paper Snowflakes

Paper Snowflakes

Create a blizzard's worth of (paper) snowflakes! Snowflakes are so pretty and easy to make. Keep kids busy during the dead of Winter by simply using paper and sissors. Here's how!

Family Activities

Start a Kids Book Club

Start a Kids Book Club

In honour of Family Literacy Day, why not start a kids’ book club? Reading with your kids on a daily basis can help develop a love for books, but starting a book club is a really cool thing to do to fuel a new passion.
Start a New Hobby!

Start a New Hobby!

A hobby is ideal for kids because it’s something they can do simply for the fun of it! It can be based on an interest, a skill, or a talent and it provides the perfect gateway to learning.
January is Family Literacy Month

January is Family Literacy Month

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada. The event is held on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading as a family.
Winter Bird Watching Activities

Winter Bird Watching Activities

This Winter, take your kids bird watching. Anyone can do it just about anywhere, anytime, making it a great activity to share with kids.

Family Kitchen

Pâte de Fruit

Pâte de Fruit

Indulge your taste buds in the luxury of intense fruit flavour with a batch of French fruit jellies.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Resolutions for Teens

New Year's Resolutions for Teens

Parents often make resolutions to build positive relationships, save money, stop smoking, or lose weight in the New Year, but what commitments can teens make to improve themselves?

Winter

Winter Carnivals in the GTA 2013

Winter Carnivals in the GTA 2013

There's certainly no shortage of things to do in the long Winter months in the Greater Toronto Area. Check out the following Winter carnivals and festivals taking place!
Winter Carnivals in Canada 2013

Winter Carnivals in Canada 2013

Canadians don't just endure winter, they celebrate it! Here’s a list of some Canada’s top winter festivals.
You Are Not a Bear: Do Not Hibernate!

You Are Not a Bear: Do Not Hibernate!

January offers tons of outdoor family fun! If you're having distant thoughts about the summer, you’ll miss out on the excitement of winter adventures!
Paper Snowflakes

Paper Snowflakes

Create a blizzard's worth of (paper) snowflakes! Snowflakes are so pretty and easy to make. Keep kids busy during the dead of Winter by simply using paper and sissors. Here's how!
Winter Bird Watching Activities

Winter Bird Watching Activities

This Winter, take your kids bird watching. Anyone can do it just about anywhere, anytime, making it a great activity to share with kids.
Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing is one of our great Canadian traditions! Pack up the family and head out to one of your favourite tobogganing hills. These snowy hills are some of the best in the GTA!

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Winter Carnivals in the GTA 2013

Winter Carnivals in the GTA 2013

There's certainly no shortage of things to do in the long Winter months in the Greater Toronto Area. Check out the following Winter carnivals and festivals taking place!
Monster Jam: A Review

Monster Jam: A Review

Monster Jam motored in to Toronto, making a stop at the Rogers Centre for the Maple Leaf Tour across Canada. On Friday we attended a Pit Party and Sunday we joined the fans and cheered from the stands.
Phineas & Ferb: A Review

Phineas & Ferb: A Review

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: Greatest Live Tour Ever! made a stop at Rogers Centre in Toronto this past weekend.
Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite

Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite

Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, the 90-minute production highlights the imaginative hi jinks of Ruby and her little brother, Max, as they enter the world of The Nutcracker.

Free & Cheap

Rouge Park

Rouge Park

Rouge Park is Canada's premier urban wilderness park, located in York Region. Not too far from the skyscrapers of downtown Toronto, you can experience different scenery with historic farms, century-old trees, peaceful meadows, and lush wetlands.
Winter Carnivals in the GTA 2013

Winter Carnivals in the GTA 2013

There's certainly no shortage of things to do in the long Winter months in the Greater Toronto Area. Check out the following Winter carnivals and festivals taking place!
Sherbourne Common Ice Pad

Sherbourne Common Ice Pad

The Sherbourne Common ice rink is now open for the skating season. The 920 square metre skating rink provides beautiful waterfront views of Lake Ontario and the downtown skyline.
January on the Cheap! 2013

January on the Cheap! 2013

Staying at home to avoid the sub-arctic temperatures and to bolster your post-Holiday account balance? There are several free, cool things to do with your family in and around the city in January.
January 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

January 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

Cineplex Family Favourites are back on Saturday mornings at 11:00AM. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50. A portion of proceeds go towards supporting Starlight Children's Foundation.
Mississauga Celebration Square Rink

Mississauga Celebration Square Rink

A premier destination where Mississauga residents can enjoy free outdoor events, arts, culture, and heritage. In the winter time, visitors take advantage of the outdoor ice rink; one of the largest in the GTA.
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Located in front of City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square is an events landmark in the centre of the city. This captivating setting is enjoyed all year long by people of all ages but in the winter months, the reflecting pool becomes a skating rink.
Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing is one of our great Canadian traditions! Pack up the family and head out to one of your favourite tobogganing hills. These snowy hills are some of the best in the GTA!

Fun Places To Go

Rouge Park

Rouge Park

Rouge Park is Canada's premier urban wilderness park, located in York Region. Not too far from the skyscrapers of downtown Toronto, you can experience different scenery with historic farms, century-old trees, peaceful meadows, and lush wetlands.
Family Fun on the Slopes

Family Fun on the Slopes

Off to your first ski adventure with the kids? Many ski resorts are now a popular family destination with many programs and services just for kids! Our top picks for some family-friendly hills in the GTA.
Sherbourne Common Ice Pad

Sherbourne Common Ice Pad

The Sherbourne Common ice rink is now open for the skating season. The 920 square metre skating rink provides beautiful waterfront views of Lake Ontario and the downtown skyline.
A Zoo Wintertime Adventure

A Zoo Wintertime Adventure

While many think of January and February as the 'gloom of winter,' the Toronto Zoo proves there is life to the season! Don't let a little cold stop you. In many ways, the zoo can be more fun in the winter!

January on the Cheap! 2013

January on the Cheap! 2013

Staying at home to avoid the sub-arctic temperatures and to bolster your post-Holiday account balance? There are several free, cool things to do with your family in and around the city in January.
Mississauga Celebration Square Rink

Mississauga Celebration Square Rink

A premier destination where Mississauga residents can enjoy free outdoor events, arts, culture, and heritage. In the winter time, visitors take advantage of the outdoor ice rink; one of the largest in the GTA.
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Located in front of City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square is an events landmark in the centre of the city. This captivating setting is enjoyed all year long by people of all ages but in the winter months, the reflecting pool becomes a skating rink.
Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing in the GTA

Tobogganing is one of our great Canadian traditions! Pack up the family and head out to one of your favourite tobogganing hills. These snowy hills are some of the best in the GTA!

Resorts & Family Getaways

Family Fun on the Slopes

Family Fun on the Slopes

Off to your first ski adventure with the kids? Many ski resorts are now a popular family destination with many programs and services just for kids! Our top picks for some family-friendly hills in the GTA.

Entertainment News

January 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

January 2013 Cineplex Family Favourites

Cineplex Family Favourites are back on Saturday mornings at 11:00AM. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50. A portion of proceeds go towards supporting Starlight Children's Foundation.
Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour Revs Up!

Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour Revs Up!

Feld Motor Sports has announced that the Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour kicks into high gear January 19-20 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Travel

Winter Carnivals in Canada 2013

Winter Carnivals in Canada 2013

Canadians don't just endure winter, they celebrate it! Here’s a list of some Canada’s top winter festivals.

Education

Start a Kids Book Club

Start a Kids Book Club

In honour of Family Literacy Day, why not start a kids’ book club? Reading with your kids on a daily basis can help develop a love for books, but starting a book club is a really cool thing to do to fuel a new passion.
January is Family Literacy Month

January is Family Literacy Month

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada. The event is held on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading as a family.

Life With Kids

Start a New Hobby!

Start a New Hobby!

A hobby is ideal for kids because it’s something they can do simply for the fun of it! It can be based on an interest, a skill, or a talent and it provides the perfect gateway to learning.
Teach your Children How to Save

Teach your Children How to Save

From making an imaginary cup of tea to shopping at a make-believe grocery store, children love to mimic their parents' lives through play. So when it comes time to teach your children how to manage their money and save, it's important you lead by example too.
Easing the Post Holiday Transition

Easing the Post Holiday Transition

In a child coming out of two weeks of “laissez-faire” over the holidays, it will make life a living torment for everyone involved...
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Trying to keep your kids busy while waiting in public can be stressful, but there are many activities, toys, and games than can help pass the time and keep kids quiet.

News For Toronto Parents

Hudson the Polar Bear Gets a New Home

Hudson the Polar Bear Gets a New Home

The Toronto Zoo announced that, Hudson, their one-year old polar bear cub, will embark on an exciting journey to a new, state of the art home at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg week of January 28.
Family Literacy Day at Ontario Science Centre

Family Literacy Day at Ontario Science Centre

On Sunday, January 27, ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates the 15th annual Family Literacy Day with Robert Munsch, other authors, and interactive literacy activities, at the Ontario Science Centre.
 YPT Pop-up Drama School Workshops

YPT Pop-up Drama School Workshops

YPT to once again provide fun, educational childcare option for Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario day of protest, Friday, January 11th.
African Penguin Breeding Program Successful

African Penguin Breeding Program Successful

The Toronto Zoo has announced that a total of eight Endangered African Penguin Chicks joined the existing penguin colony in 2012.

Products & Services

The Shade

The Shade

The Shade, is a sleek and innovative way to protect babies when in their infant car seats from outside elements such as sun, wind, rain, snow, and bugs.
Sippy Grab Labels

Sippy Grab Labels

Style Up Your Bottles & Cups! Sippy Grab™ Labels are uniquely designed innovative labels for sippy cups and bottles. These fun, reusable labels are the ideal solution to every parent’s labeling needs.
Kobo Glo

Kobo Glo

The new front-lit, Kobo Glo is the next generation in comfortable eReading, thanks to the featured ComfortLight, which illuminates the screen with a soft, adjustable glow.
KOOSH SOLAR RECON Ball Launcher

KOOSH SOLAR RECON Ball Launcher

Guard the galaxy with glow-in-the-dark blasting power and awesome sounds and lights! Feed the KOOSH balls through the top of the ball launcher for awesome glow in the dark blasting effects!

Tweens & Teens

New Year's Resolutions for Teens

New Year's Resolutions for Teens

Parents often make resolutions to build positive relationships, save money, stop smoking, or lose weight in the New Year, but what commitments can teens make to improve themselves?

Product Recalls

MasterKidz Wooden Vespa Style Scooter Recall

MasterKidz Wooden Vespa Style Scooter Recall

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is voluntarily recalling this product because the tires supplied with the scooter can explode during the inflation process.
Bumbleride Carrycots Recall

Bumbleride Carrycots Recall

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the product does not meet certain performance requirements of the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.
Bugaboo Cameleon & Donkey Strollers Carry Handles Recall

Bugaboo Cameleon & Donkey Strollers Carry Handles Recall

The white button on the carry handle may pop out when the pram body is placed on ground or an unstable surface. May cause the carry handle to detach and result in a potential fall or choking hazard.
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