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Back to School Guide 2019

It's officially time to get ready for back to school! 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.
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Small World

A charming book about a young girl who discovers her world as she grows up, that draws kids in the direction of STEAM fields, and celebrates the beauty of discovery and the gracefulness of flight.

Even Superheroes Make Mistakes

What do young superheroes do when they’ve blundered and bungled? They don’t get mad; they get SMART!

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again?
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Transform Difficult Homework into an Academic Opportunity

Parents can feel frustrated when their child struggles with homework; however, research shows that not ‘getting’ homework—at first—is a key moment in children’s academic development.

How to Avoid The Dreaded ‘Summer Slide’

Summer vacation offers a welcome escape from homework and non-stop school routine. Yet eight weeks without any reading, writing & arithmetic can negatively impact a young mind.

Learning in English, Living in Another

“Generation 1.5 student” might be uncommon, but the phenomenon is anything but. These students were born in Canada, but do not speak English at home.
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More »Kids Gear

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

Cooking as a Family in 2019!

Why not make a Family New Year’s Resolution this year to get everyone in the kitchen to help with meal preparation? Learn tips so kids can get in the habit of being involved in the kitchen.

Beat Morning Mayhem!

The secret to surviving morning chaos lies in what gets done the night before!

15 Amazing Goals for Kids for 2017

The start of a new year can be a prime time for children to focus on forming good new habits.
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More »News For Toronto Parents

ROM’s 3rd Monday Nights Free Moves to Tuesdays

The ROM is moving its monthly evening of free admission from Mondays to Tuesdays, where visitors can enjoy free access to art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 40 galleries.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre & Black Creek Pioneer Village Promotion

From October 10 to November 11, visitors to Black Creek Pioneer Village will receive a 50% discount off LEGOLAND Discovery Centre admission and vice versa.

Day Camps & Programs for Kids if CUPE Strikes on Monday

In the event of a CUPE strike on Monday, parents need to prepare and make alternative care arrangements. The following companies are offering day camps and programs.
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Hands-On Educational Fun with Mad Science Programs

The leading science enrichment provider delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are bursting with fun.

Youth Fitness at H2T Elite Dryland Training

H2T is the perfect training facility for any athlete, or any child ages 9 to 20 looking to get fit. It's one of the only fitness facilities in the province geared towards youth.

Brain Power Academic Enrichment Program

Brain Power is an award-winning after-school academic-enrichment program for high-achieving students from Grades 1-12.
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More »Stuff We Love

Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Hero Pack

The squishiest, stretchiest and gooiest action figures ever! Nothing looks like 'em, no one fights like 'em.

The Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Appear to disappear! Now you can recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter films with the Invisibility Cloak Illusion Costume. You won’t believe your eyes!

Goo Goo Galaxy​ Goo Drops

Say hello to the most adorable little space travelers to ever land on Earth! From the far away ​Goo Goo Galaxy, come ​the Goo Drops​.

Flatulent Fun with Fart Ninjas

Hide these gaseous guys around your home and, when unsuspecting friends or family walk by, they will be ambushed with one of ten rump-ripper sound effects.

New by Playmobil - Dwarf Kingdom

Prepare yourself to explore a whole new world! Playmobil is proud to present the latest playsets from the Knights theme - introducing Dwarf Kingdom!

Little Live Scruff-a-Luvs™ Families

Can you give this Scruff-A-Luv Family its furever home? Inside this box is a mystery family waiting to be rescued! Will you find a dog family or a cat family?
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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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Back to School Goodies

Some really creative treats that will make heading back to class FUN for all kids!

Back to School Guide 2019

It's officially time to get ready for back to school! 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.

Creative Homework Station Ideas for Kids

Create a dedicated homework space or station for the kids with these simple and inspiring design ideas. A unique space can help motivate your child to get homework done!
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Fall FUN Guide 2019

Autumn in the Greater Toronto Area is in full swing so it's time to plan an epic season for you and your little ones. Our Fall FUN Guide rounds up the best seasonal activities and events for families.

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It's officially time to get ready for back to school! 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.
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