January 2014

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Family Activities

Host Your Own Olympics

Host Your Own Olympics

With the Olympic Winter Games quickly approaching, (the games open February 7 in Sochi, Russia), now is a great time for families to get in the Olympic spirit! Get your kids active and excited about Winter sports.
The Winter Bucket List

The Winter Bucket List

Seasonal adventures can create family traditions and transform Toronto into a Winter wonderland for children... We've got the ultimate bucket list for family-friendly Winter fun!
Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is a national initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada. It is held annually on Jan. 27 to raise awareness on the importance of reading and other literacy-related activities as a family.
How to Prepare Your Kids to Ski

How to Prepare Your Kids to Ski

For those who were 'Before Kids Skiers' the dream of the day when you are able to delight in skiing again and share the experience as a family might be a reality this year. Tips to get your little ones out on the slopes.
Make a Time Capsule

Make a Time Capsule

A time capsule is a fun educational activity for kids of all ages! So, make one to preserve your family memories in a unique and creative way.

New Year's Eve

Your Top Family Resolutions

Your Top Family Resolutions

We asked our our readers to share their 2014 Family New Year's resolutions with us, and compiled the most popular submissions. Check out what they said for some inspiration, and then tell us your resolution!
New Year's Events 2013

New Year's Events 2013

Looking to ring in the new year together as a family? Join the fun and celebrate the New Year family style at one of these great events taking place in the Greater Toronto Area!

Winter

Lovin' Winter in Ontario

Lovin' Winter in Ontario

Chills, thrills, and spills; Winter’s in full swing in Ontario. From skiing and snowboarding, to warm fires and hot cocoa, Winter means something unique to everyone.
Winter Carnivals 2014

Winter Carnivals 2014

Cold Winter weather? Bring it on! Beat the Winter blues with family Winter carnivals. Enjoy crafts, Winter sports, ice sculptures, toboganning, entertainment, and much more. Best of all, most events are free!
The Winter Bucket List

The Winter Bucket List

Seasonal adventures can create family traditions and transform Toronto into a Winter wonderland for children... We've got the ultimate bucket list for family-friendly Winter fun!
How to Prepare Your Kids to Ski

How to Prepare Your Kids to Ski

For those who were 'Before Kids Skiers' the dream of the day when you are able to delight in skiing again and share the experience as a family might be a reality this year. Tips to get your little ones out on the slopes.
The 10 Best Sledding Hills

The 10 Best Sledding Hills

Get the whole family outside for some good old-fashioned Winter fun. Your kids can enjoy hours of thrills with just a sled and a snow-covered hill. You'll want to check out these top 10 hills.

At The Movies

The LEGO® Movie

The LEGO® Movie

An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.
The Nut Job

The Nut Job

Surly the squirrel is banished from his park and forced to live in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life as he gears up for Winter: Maury's Nut Store.

Cool Eateries

Fancy Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs

Fancy Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs

Food comes fast and casual at Fancy Franks, a cute little neighbourhood hot dog bistro which is drawing hot dog lovers from all over the city. What’s not to love about dogs, fries, milkshakes, and doughnuts?

Events, Exhibits & Shows

The Forbidden City at the ROM

The Forbidden City at the ROM

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors. Once off limits to all but emperors and their families, the Forbidden City opens its doors to ROM visitors on March 8, 2014.
Winter Carnivals 2014

Winter Carnivals 2014

Cold Winter weather? Bring it on! Beat the Winter blues with family Winter carnivals. Enjoy crafts, Winter sports, ice sculptures, toboganning, entertainment, and much more. Best of all, most events are free!
Camp Expo: Fun & Learning!

Camp Expo: Fun & Learning!

The Our Kids Camp Expo can help you find an amazing Summer camp for your child with the chance to speak with many different types of camps from across Ontario all in one day. Admission is free!
Ontario Science Centre Sleepovers

Ontario Science Centre Sleepovers

Ever since audiences saw what happens in exhibits after the sun goes down in the movie Night at the Museum, sleepovers at the Ontario Science Centre have taken off!
Best Exhibits to Beat Winter Blahs

Best Exhibits to Beat Winter Blahs

In the dead of Winter, a trip to explore awesome and often interactive installations makes for a great way to keep warm and toasty while getting out and about. Seven exhibits worth checking out!
The Kids’ Gallery at the AGO

The Kids’ Gallery at the AGO

AGO launches an ongoing exhibition series for kids. The Kids’ Gallery features artworks, activities, and a family play area designed for children, making the AGO the family destination to beat.
The AstraZeneca Human Edge

The AstraZeneca Human Edge

The Ontario Science Centre’s new exhibition, explores the wonders and possibilities of the human body. The permanent hall will reveal innovative and exciting science through more than 80 exhibits.
New Year's Events 2013

New Year's Events 2013

Looking to ring in the new year together as a family? Join the fun and celebrate the New Year family style at one of these great events taking place in the Greater Toronto Area!

Free & Cheap

Winter Carnivals 2014

Winter Carnivals 2014

Cold Winter weather? Bring it on! Beat the Winter blues with family Winter carnivals. Enjoy crafts, Winter sports, ice sculptures, toboganning, entertainment, and much more. Best of all, most events are free!
A Winter Day at Riverdale Farm

A Winter Day at Riverdale Farm

It can be a challenge to finding family fun in the middle of Winter but think Riverdale Farm! Amidst this year’s cold harsh Winter, a recent balmy day led us to a visit to this quaint little farm in the heart of city.
January on the Cheap! 2014

January on the Cheap! 2014

Free is always good; especially after the Holidays. So if you are looking for some free fun for your family this month, we've got the ticket. Here are our top picks for the best free or cheap activities this January.
The 10 Best Sledding Hills

The 10 Best Sledding Hills

Get the whole family outside for some good old-fashioned Winter fun. Your kids can enjoy hours of thrills with just a sled and a snow-covered hill. You'll want to check out these top 10 hills.
New Year's Events 2013

New Year's Events 2013

Looking to ring in the new year together as a family? Join the fun and celebrate the New Year family style at one of these great events taking place in the Greater Toronto Area!
January 2014 Cineplex Family Favourites

January 2014 Cineplex Family Favourites

Join Cineplex on Saturdays at 11:00am for Family Favourites. Watch a family film for only $2.50. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family! Here's the line up for January 2014...

Fun Places To Go

A Winter Day at Riverdale Farm

A Winter Day at Riverdale Farm

It can be a challenge to finding family fun in the middle of Winter but think Riverdale Farm! Amidst this year’s cold harsh Winter, a recent balmy day led us to a visit to this quaint little farm in the heart of city.
Winter Fun at Horseshoe Resort

Winter Fun at Horseshoe Resort

One of the most popular and well-known Wintertime Ontario destinations is Horseshoe Resort in Barrie where skiers and snowboarders can look forward to an exciting Winter!
January on the Cheap! 2014

January on the Cheap! 2014

Free is always good; especially after the Holidays. So if you are looking for some free fun for your family this month, we've got the ticket. Here are our top picks for the best free or cheap activities this January.
The 10 Best Sledding Hills

The 10 Best Sledding Hills

Get the whole family outside for some good old-fashioned Winter fun. Your kids can enjoy hours of thrills with just a sled and a snow-covered hill. You'll want to check out these top 10 hills.
What's New at Hockey Hall of Fame

What's New at Hockey Hall of Fame

A museum and entertainment destination like no other, the Hockey Hall of Fame is fun for the whole family and kids of all ages! It's a popular tourist spot, for hockey fans and even those not devoted to the ice.

Resorts & Family Getaways

Winter Fun at Horseshoe Resort

Winter Fun at Horseshoe Resort

One of the most popular and well-known Wintertime Ontario destinations is Horseshoe Resort in Barrie where skiers and snowboarders can look forward to an exciting Winter!

Entertainment News

TIFF Family Fridays - Winter 2014

TIFF Family Fridays - Winter 2014

TIFF's special family programming for scheduled TDSB & TCDSB PA Days continues this season, with National Geographic Films' 3D spectaculars and animated adventures.
Monster Jam Races Into Toronto

Monster Jam Races Into Toronto

Feld Motor Sports announces that the Monster Jam Tour kicks into high gear January 18-19 at Rogers Centre. Monster Jam is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment on the planet.
nOOb at YPT

nOOb at YPT

Young People’s Theatre is proud to present Christopher Duthie’s acclaimed one man show nOOB. The poignant story about a boy who runs away from home when his parents confiscate his game console.
Family Movies to See in 2014!

Family Movies to See in 2014!

In 2014, many kid-friendly films will make their way to theatres across the country. From animation to comedies, musicals and plenty of sequels, there's a long list of must-see family movies for 2014.
Mickey's Rockin' Road Show

Mickey's Rockin' Road Show

Disney Live! is launching a new Canadian tour this season with stops in 11 cities. Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show.
January 2014 Cineplex Family Favourites

January 2014 Cineplex Family Favourites

Join Cineplex on Saturdays at 11:00am for Family Favourites. Watch a family film for only $2.50. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family! Here's the line up for January 2014...

Education

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is a national initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada. It is held annually on Jan. 27 to raise awareness on the importance of reading and other literacy-related activities as a family.

Life With Kids

5 Signs Your Child Is Not Getting Enough Sleep

5 Signs Your Child Is Not Getting Enough Sleep

We all know that babies require a lot of sleep, but do you know just how much sleep your child should be achieving in a 24 hour period?
Your Top Family Resolutions

Your Top Family Resolutions

We asked our our readers to share their 2014 Family New Year's resolutions with us, and compiled the most popular submissions. Check out what they said for some inspiration, and then tell us your resolution!

News For Toronto Parents

Wise Luck Charms for Canadian Olympic Team

Wise Luck Charms for Canadian Olympic Team

More than 200 "Wise Luck" bracelets will be made by children at Wise Adventures for Canadian athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Games.
Toronto Zoo Cub Takes First Steps

Toronto Zoo Cub Takes First Steps

The Toronto Zoo is pleased to report the male polar bear cub, born on Saturday, November 9, 2013, is continuing to make great progress and has reached new milestones including taking his first steps!

Products & Services

jj rabbit Cuppies

jj rabbit Cuppies

The switch from a toddler sippy cup to a big kids drinking cup is not an easy one, but jj rabbit Cuppies are here to help! These PBA-Free Cuppies with animals hidden at the bottom are super fun.
One Dancefloor CD by Marlowe & the MiX

One Dancefloor CD by Marlowe & the MiX

The ONE DANCEFLOOR CD - Original Kids Pop Music by Marlowe & the MiX was nominated for a 2013 JUNO Award for Children's Album of the Year. Parents love that the lyrics are 100% family-friendly.
Kobo Arc Tablet

Kobo Arc Tablet

The Kobo Arc offers booklovers a competitively featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet with a new way to discover content – books, movies, TV shows, music, web pages, and more. There's also a new Kids Store!

Spotlight On...

Right Choice Children's Entertainment

Right Choice Children's Entertainment

A one stop shop for all entertainment services. Choose from a wide selection of party entertainment that includes super hero visits, princess shows, jugglers, clowns, face painting, and more.

Best of Toronto4Kids

Best of Toronto 2013: Winter Attractions

Best of Toronto 2013: Winter Attractions

Our readers have spoken! We have our winner for the Best Winter Attraction in Ontario... with some close honourable mentions. Thank you to everyone who voted! These are your top 5 Winter Attractions.

Health & Safety

5 Signs Your Child Is Not Getting Enough Sleep

5 Signs Your Child Is Not Getting Enough Sleep

We all know that babies require a lot of sleep, but do you know just how much sleep your child should be achieving in a 24 hour period?