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Mayor John Tory Launches ShowLoveTO Program

Mayor John Tory has launched a new initiative 'ShowLoveTO', designed to encourage local tourism and foster community engagement and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Terry Fox and Me

As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, a new picture book biography about the famous runner and his best friend Doug is published, telling the story of a friendship defined by strength and love.

Best Books to Read with your Kids on Earth Day

A great way to discuss recycling and how to care for the planet is during story time. Check out these books that tackle this important topic!

I Like Me and I Love Me

A charming rhyming children's picture book that promotes self-like, self-love and acceptance. Celebrate the joy of liking and loving who you are!
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How to Keep Your Children Engaged With Learning in a Challenging School Year

With school just around the corner, parents are keen on keeping children engaged with learning. There is much to balance: safety, curriculum, gaps from last year, and student happiness and mental health.

3 Ways To Get Yourself Ready For Whatever Math Class Looks Like This September!

With back-to-school season approaching, families aren’t exactly feeling great about their kids returning to the classroom armed and ready with the math knowledge they need to succeed.

Hooked on Books

If reading has taken a back seat this summer, offer up fun ways for your kids to hit the books — which will help boost reading skills as they head back to school this Fall.
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Cool Box: Best Back to School Lunch Boxes

Looking for a lunch box that's practical yet fun and stylish? These cool lunch boxes will actually get your kids excited about Back to School!

The Best Backpacks for Back to School

Check out our favourite backpacks for pre-schoolers, big kids, and more. Heading back to school has never been so stylish...

Let's Do Lunch

Everything from bottles, to snack containers, and eco-friendly finds. Here are cute lunch accessories you can't live without!
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More »Life With Kids

10 Ways to Teach your Kids to be Grateful

How can we teach our children to be grateful? It's the season of giving thanks, and we're sharing this list of 10 simple ways to teach kids about gratitude.

3 Self-Care Hacks to Help Your Kids This Fall

In order to deal with the 2423083 things your kids are feeling not-so-hot about, you need some quick hacks under your belt to keep them chill when things heat up.

Explain Physical Distancing To Your Toddler With This Cute Video

This sweet animated video children's book called "Time to Come In, Bear" explains physical distancing during the coronavirus outbreak to little kids.
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More »News For Toronto Parents

New UNICEF Canada Campaign Keeps Halloween Spirit Alive For Kids

The campaign encourages families across Canada to turn their trick-or-treating steps into a safe, socially distanced walk-a-thon throughout their neighbourhood. Sign up by October 9!

Mayor John Tory Launches ShowLoveTO Program

Mayor John Tory has launched a new initiative 'ShowLoveTO', designed to encourage local tourism and foster community engagement and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

There's Something 'Growing' In Harvey's Kids' Meals

Now rolling out across Canada, the Harvey's Grow a Plant program will provide a plant kit with every kid's meal purchased. Over a million plant kits are expected to be given away this year.
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YPT's Online Drama School

This season, YPT has launched an Online Drama School, live-streamed from newly converted studios in its historic theatre, and led by an experienced faculty of professional artist educators.

Experience Online Hands-On Fun With Mad Science Virtual Programs

Mad Science is continuing to provide virtual STEAM programs to make children’s time at home engaging, educational, and most importantly ― fun. New this Fall... Art classes!

Rockstar Music Central

If your child is chasing rockstar dreams, is musically inclined or just wants to learn something new, sign ‘em up for music classes this Fall at Rockstar Music Central ― Toronto’s favourite music school for kids and adults alike.
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More »Stuff We Love

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Terry Fox

Scholastic Canada has just published a new children's book as part of their Biography series. 'Meet Terry Fox' is a fresh take on his story, and marks the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox's remarkable Marathon of Hope.

H&M Drops Its Halloween Line And It's Oh-So Cute!

Get inspired in H&M's Halloween shop for kids. Browse for costumes, masks, spooky fancy dress outfits, accessories and much more. We've rounded up our favourites!

Catan Family Boardgames

Catan from Mayfair Games is an award-winning strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory. There is even Catan Junior!

Tobi Robot Smartwatch From Little Tikes

There something new from Little Tikes! Just released is the only smartwatch that comes to life right before your eyes ― it’s the Tobi Robot Smartwatch!

Our Fave Back-To-School Products From IKEA's 2021 Catalogue

We’ve rounded up all of our favourite picks from IKEA’s brand new 2021 catalogue which are perfect for your kids to get organized for the new school year.

Ticket to Ride New York Board Game

In this fast-paced Ticket to Ride game, players race one another through the busy streets of New York City to visit the most prestigious Tourist Attractions and complete their Destination Tickets.
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More »Babies & Toddlers

9 Benefits of Singing with your Baby or Toddler

We know you love singing with your baby or toddler. But did you know that this activity has multiple emotional and cognitive benefits as well?

National Baby Safety Month with Dreambaby

Dreambaby, a child safety brand, features a wide range of affordable and high-quality safety solutions for infants and toddlers.

Health Canada Warns About Safety Risks of Baby Nests

A baby nest's soft, padded sides pose a suffocation risk and babies should never be left unattended in baby nests.
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More »Back To School

12 Essential Items Kids Need For Remote Learning

Skip the back-to-school wardrobe shopping and purchase some new tech accessories and organization tools. We’ve assembled a list to help set up your child’s at-home learning space before school starts.

Budget Friendly “Back to School” Resources Helps kids Learn From Home With Ruckify

For those parents who will opt to homeschool or have their kids virtually join a classroom, it may be challenging for children to distinguish where home ends and school begins! That’s where Ruckify comes in!

Cool Back to School Gear For Kids From Chapters-Indigo

Chapters-Indigo is your Back-to-School headquarters. Gear up for a new year of learning with fun school supplies, the latest backpacks, litterless lunch essentials, and more.
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Fall FUN Guide 2020

Autumn is officially in full swing, and there's tons of fall fun to be had throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Our Fall FUN Guide rounds up the best seasonal activities and events for families.

Back to School Guide 2020

To help you prepare for your best school year yet, we've rounded up everything from great after-school programs for kids, to cool back to school finds, lunch ideas and more. You'll also find Parent Resources to ensure a smooth transition into the new school year.
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