January 2015

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Family Activities

Improve Literacy Skills

Improve Literacy Skills

After a long day at school, the last thing most kids want to do is learn at home. But the benefits of learning as a family outside the classroom are huge. 15 minutes is all it takes.
Ultimate Winter Playlist

Ultimate Winter Playlist

We've rounded up the best seasonal activities. The fun never stops in the city, even when the days are short.
Winter Break Fun

Winter Break Fun

We've got you covered with tons of ideas for how to keep kids busy during the break!

Winter

Ontario Family Ice Fishing Events 2016

Ontario Family Ice Fishing Events 2016

Kids who have gotten hooked on fishing during the warm weather months might love to try ice fishing with a parent. Families can try ice fishing during the Ontario Family Fishing Events.
The Best Snow Tubing Spots

The Best Snow Tubing Spots

Slide down a snow-slicked slope, then ride a carpet lift (like a moving sidewalk on the snow) back up to do it all over again. Tubing is fun stuff! Spots worth checking out in the GTA.
Ultimate Winter Playlist

Ultimate Winter Playlist

We've rounded up the best seasonal activities. The fun never stops in the city, even when the days are short.
Winter Break Fun

Winter Break Fun

We've got you covered with tons of ideas for how to keep kids busy during the break!

At The Movies

Spongebob Squarepants 2

Spongebob Squarepants 2

SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate. Based on the original series SpongeBob Squarepants.
Strange Magic

Strange Magic

A madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that tells the tale of goblins, elves, fairies, and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
Paddington

Paddington

Based on Michael Bond's series of children's books, Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Ontario Family Ice Fishing Events 2016

Ontario Family Ice Fishing Events 2016

Kids who have gotten hooked on fishing during the warm weather months might love to try ice fishing with a parent. Families can try ice fishing during the Ontario Family Fishing Events.
Camp Expo 2015

Camp Expo 2015

What does camp mean to you? Maybe it’s a week of fun in the sun, arts and crafts, and canoeing. Perhaps it’s a couple weeks of dipping toes in the water and endless campfire stories and giggles.
Sleepover at the Science Centre

Sleepover at the Science Centre

Bond with your kids or grandkids at a sleepover at the Ontario Science Centre and get ready for an extraordinary night of science! This year's theme is 'Physics in Action.'
Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest

Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest

Ring in the Year of the Sheep at Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest from February 28 to March 1. Experience the largest gathering of dragon dancers, enjoy a Dumpling Fest, The Great Wall of Lanterns, and more!

Free & Cheap

Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest

Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest

Ring in the Year of the Sheep at Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest from February 28 to March 1. Experience the largest gathering of dragon dancers, enjoy a Dumpling Fest, The Great Wall of Lanterns, and more!
January on the Cheap! 2015

January on the Cheap! 2015

Are finances a bit tight after the holidays? Fortunately, Toronto and the GTA are a great source of inexpensive fun for families. Enjoy the best events, activities, and things to do in January – all for free (or almost!).
Cineplex Family Favourites January

Cineplex Family Favourites January

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Here's the line up for January 2015.

Fun Places To Go

The Best Snow Tubing Spots

The Best Snow Tubing Spots

Slide down a snow-slicked slope, then ride a carpet lift (like a moving sidewalk on the snow) back up to do it all over again. Tubing is fun stuff! Spots worth checking out in the GTA.
Playtime Bowl

Playtime Bowl

Playtime Bowl is Toronto’s #1 Bowling Centre with 48 updated lanes, a high wattage sound system, and over 2000 feet of video screens playing your favourite music videos while you bowl.
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Witness thousands of free-flying butterflies at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colourful birds, cascading waterfalls, and lush tropical gardens.
Winter Fun at Albion Hills

Winter Fun at Albion Hills

Hit the trails with your family and friends! Albion Hills has great trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. While there, you can also head for the hills to enjoy tobogganing.
Play and Party Indoor Playground

Play and Party Indoor Playground

Play and Party Indoor Playground and Birthday Centre is a large and clean family friendly place, that offers a good balance of space dedicated to kids’ fun and parents’ relaxation.
January on the Cheap! 2015

January on the Cheap! 2015

Are finances a bit tight after the holidays? Fortunately, Toronto and the GTA are a great source of inexpensive fun for families. Enjoy the best events, activities, and things to do in January – all for free (or almost!).
Snowshoeing with Kids

Snowshoeing with Kids

Looking for a snow sport that will allow you to tour beautiful landscape and scenery? Snowshoeing is a great way to explore local parks and experience all of Winter’s natural beauty.

Day Trips

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Witness thousands of free-flying butterflies at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colourful birds, cascading waterfalls, and lush tropical gardens.

Entertainment News

Dora the Explorer Live!

Dora the Explorer Live!

Back by popular demand, Koba Entertainment is proud to bring audiences its celebrated theatrical production starring the adventurous explorer, Dora! Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live!
Catch Frozen Fever this Spring

Catch Frozen Fever this Spring

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new short Frozen Fever, welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf back to the big screen! It will open in theatres on March 13, 2015, in front of Cinderella.
Family Movie Releases for 2015

Family Movie Releases for 2015

Vampires, super heroes, dinosaurs, fairies, and more! 2015 promises to be a busy year at the box office, and kids and families will have no shortage of weekend movies. Here's a list of movies for 2015.
Cavalia's Odysseo Returns to Toronto

Cavalia's Odysseo Returns to Toronto

Three years after its smash 18-week debut run in Toronto, Odysseo by Cavalia returns. The world’s largest touring production will be presented under the White Big Top starting April 8.
Snow Angel at YPT

Snow Angel at YPT

Celebrate the magic of Winter and the ripple effect of kindness in one little girl’s neighbourhood with Quest Theatre’s production of Snow Angel.
Chuggington Live!

Chuggington Live!

CHUGGINGTON LIVE! is a musical featuring many new songs alongside hit songs from the TV series. The show features beautifully designed Chuggington train carriages live on stage!
Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour 2015

Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour 2015

Monster Jam® is the perfect sports and entertainment mixing racing, showmanship, and the ultimate fan experience into one incredible, action packed live show.
Cineplex Family Favourites January

Cineplex Family Favourites January

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Here's the line up for January 2015.

Babies & Toddlers

Pre-School Play & Music Programs

Pre-School Play & Music Programs

Play and Music classes are often the first Mommy and Me programs you'll try out with your little one.
National Bath Safety Month

National Bath Safety Month

January is National Bath Safety Month. Recommended safety tips by Health Canada.

Life With Kids

Improve Communication with your Children

Improve Communication with your Children

Communicating with our children isn’t always easy. Here are some practical tips to help you simplify your language and improve outcomes. The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
5 Life Skills Learned at Camp

5 Life Skills Learned at Camp

At first glance, Summer camp may seem like it’s all fun. But, studies support that camp is a setting for positive youth development.
Your Child Deserves Summer Camp

Your Child Deserves Summer Camp

Our Kids helps thousands of families find a camp to suit their child’s needs and interests.
Family New Year’s Tech Resolutions

Family New Year’s Tech Resolutions

As our lives become more and more digital, it can be challenging to strike a healthy balance between our real and virtual lives. Make some digital resolutions for the coming year.
8 Weapons in the War Against Anger

8 Weapons in the War Against Anger

It’s inevitable; as a parent, you are going to get angry from time to time. Try not to be too hard on yourself as we’ve all experienced it. What you can do though is learn how to manage it.

Products & Services

The SmartKlean Laundry Ball

The SmartKlean Laundry Ball

The SmartKlean Laundry Ball is a chemical free, eco-friendly, and budget-friendly alternative to laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and dryer sheets. This is excellent for infants and those with allergies.

Spotlight On...

Pre-School Play & Music Programs

Pre-School Play & Music Programs

Play and Music classes are often the first Mommy and Me programs you'll try out with your little one.
Play and Party Indoor Playground

Play and Party Indoor Playground

Play and Party Indoor Playground and Birthday Centre is a large and clean family friendly place, that offers a good balance of space dedicated to kids’ fun and parents’ relaxation.
Best Fitness Classes for Kids

Best Fitness Classes for Kids

It's that time of year again; time to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Adventure out to these amazing fitness and sports centers, just for kids. They'll keep your kids in shape and having a totally awesome time.

Tweens & Teens

Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone addiction can affect anyone who uses a smartphone, from teens to adults. This infographic lists statistics about and signs of smartphone addiction, as well as advice on how to deal with it.

Books

Read and Wear Books

Read and Wear Books

Read and Wear! These interactive books by Donald Lemke are great for gift-giving, imaginative play, and hilarious snapshot moments. These books are tons of fun for the entire family.

Fitness & Sports

Proper Running Shoes For Little Feet

Proper Running Shoes For Little Feet

Are your kids reaching for the brightest, most colourful, newest style out there? That’s fine if it’s for everyday use. But if it’s for serious training, it’s time to dissect the best shoe for your child’s little feet.

Health & Safety

National Bath Safety Month

National Bath Safety Month

January is National Bath Safety Month. Recommended safety tips by Health Canada.
Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone addiction can affect anyone who uses a smartphone, from teens to adults. This infographic lists statistics about and signs of smartphone addiction, as well as advice on how to deal with it.

Nutrition

10 Things Not to Say to your Kids About Food

10 Things Not to Say to your Kids About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet in our modern, food centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.

Contests

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Contest

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Contest

Enter to win 1 of 3 family packs to see the Harlem Globetrotters in Mississauga or Toronto. The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga and the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. Contest closed. See winners.
Kids Fest Toronto 2015 Contest

Kids Fest Toronto 2015 Contest

Enter to win 1 of 3 family passes to Kids Fest Toronto! The event features the largest indoor inflatable road show for kids with over 30 inflatable rides and attractions! More than thirty themed inflatables are blown-up and ready for action inside 80,000 square feet at International Centre. Contest closed. See winners.
Family Fun Fest 2015 Contest

Family Fun Fest 2015 Contest

Enter to win one of 3 family packs to attend Family Fun Fest at Downsview Park. Family Fun Fest features the largest indoor amusement park, just for Family Day weekend! Boasting an impressive line-up of rides, jumping castles, obstacle courses, arcade games, attractions, carnival games, and interactive entertainment! Contest closed. See winners.
TSO's Pianorama Contest

TSO's Pianorama Contest

Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to TSO's Family Concert "Pianorama" on February 7! It’s piano fun for the whole family! GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax and the Orchestra will be joined by young pianists from around Toronto to perform Saint-Saëns’s playful piece, The Carnival of the Animals, plus exciting selections by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more! Contest closed. See winner.
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Contest

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Contest

Enter to win 1 of 3 family passes to visit the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. The 25,000 square foot facility includes a 10,800 square foot indoor tropical garden featuring 1000’s of free flying butterflies from all over the world, over 100 different varieties of tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools, and more. Contest closed. See winners.
Snow Angel at YPT Contest

Snow Angel at YPT Contest

Enter to win 1 of 2 family 4-packs to see Snow Angel at Young People's Theatre from February 10 to 19, 2015. Snow Angel is a wordless piece that cleverly uses movement, mask, and music to tell the story of a brother and his younger sister who, together, discover a Winter wonderland in a new snowfall. Contest closed. See winners.
Mike The Knight Contest

Mike The Knight Contest

Enter to win a family 4-pack to see Mike The Knight In The Great Scavenger Hunt at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on February 28. This brand new adventure follows Mike, his dragon Squirt, and friends on an interactive adventure to find the hidden treasure. Contest closed. See winner.
Fallsview Waterpark Winter Getaway Contest

Fallsview Waterpark Winter Getaway Contest

Enter our Winter Fallsview Contest and win a Fallsview Waterpark Getaway! Prize pack includes an overnight stay at the Sheraton on the Falls, along with 4 family passes to enjoy the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Contest closed. See winner.
Lil' Mess Dress Contest

Lil' Mess Dress Contest

Enter to win a lil' Mess Dress! Toss out your bibs and bring on the mess! The lil' Mess Dress is an award winning, high end, couture smock that replaces ugly bibs. It's a beautiful dress you can get messy in! Contest closed. Winner TBA.