The Ultimate Sports Camp – Good Sports

Good Sports is a multi-sport camp program from Earthbound Kids which includes instruction and skill development each day. It’s main focus is game play and being a positive team player while having fun with friends.
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Pick Your Own Strawberries

Strawberry picking in Ontario is a ‘must do’ family activity. What could make a better family day trip than spending an afternoon with the kids outdoors, supporting local farmers and heading home with some delicious, sweet and healthy homegrown berries. It’s an affordable day out you’ll want to plan for every June.

Back to School. Back to Activities.

Those hazy, lazy days of summer are coming to an end. Along with the chaos that back to school season brings, I know in my busy house I also have to think about all the kids returning to their activities.
Learn to Ride

Say Goodbye to Training Wheels

You never forget your first bike. Mine was a fire engine red and so shiny I could see the rare Irish sun bounce off the frame in every direction. Learning to ride a bike remains a rite of passage for many kids today. It’s the stuff childhood memories are made of! We’ve compiled some of our top tips below to give you a kick start.
Summer camps

Summer Fun Camps at Main Street Kids

Main Street Kids brings back the fun this summer with nine weeks of unique themed camp programs for kids 4-8 years of age.
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Blue Jays Inspired LEGO Creations

In celebration of the Blue Jays start of the season, Master Model Builder, Noel Straatsma,  has created some Blue Jays inspired builds at LEGOLAND...

Dealing with Homesickness at Camp

When my kids were heading off to overnight camp last season, I had a lot of anxiety about homesickness. The reason? As a child I would NEVER have attended camp — I wouldn’t even go for a sleepover.
LEGO Minecraft

LEGO Minecraft

If you have kids between the ages of 6 and 15 chances are you are very familiar with Minecraft. I have a tween and a teen boy, and I have to admit of all the online games that get played in my house Minecraft is probably the one I spend the least amount of time worrying about.
Winter Activities for Kids

Keep Your Family Active Indoors and Out this Winter

Baby it’s cold outside! On days like today when the temperature is dipping below -20 with the wind chill it is smart to stay inside and keep warm, but just because it is winter, is no reason to hibernate completely!

Take Action: How You Can Raise Active Kids

New parents are often exhausted from ‘chasing their kids’ around, but somewhere between toddlerhood and the teen years, kids slow WAY down. While it is...
best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Social Painting for KIDS!

I have a creative disposition, I'm drawn to anything colourful, quirky or artsy. So when I heard about the paintlounge, a new social painting café in Markham I was naturally interested. Art class and café wrapped into one - how could that not be fun?
Summer Camp

Why go to summer camp?

Summer camp! The defining Canadian growing-up experience. So much fun, but more than that … so much learned. At first glance, camp is a place for kids to learn to swim, sing or speak Spanish. But look closer.
keep kids active all summer

5 Tips To Keep Kids Active All Summer

Schools Out! While kids are jumping for joy, parents all over the neighbourhood are wondering what the heck they are going to do to keep the kids busy all summer!
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Making the Cut: Children Dealing with Disappointment

With such a big family, I’ve always told my kids that they can’t be on travelling sports teams. When my children have asked to try out for such teams, my response has consistently been, “There are enough kids in your own city that are good enough to play with you.”
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Tree Top Trekking at Bruce’s Mill

Opening This Summer at Bruce's Mill: New Zip Line and Aerial Park! Aerial Park will feature FIVE tree top aerial courses made up of Zip Lines,...
Active Kids

Happy Kids: 10 Benefits of Raising Active Kids

The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Canadian kids between 5 and 17 years of age get at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. Only 5% of 5- to 17-year olds are meeting these recommendations.
Home Made Play Dough

Make your own Play Dough!

The kids are home, everyone’s outdoors, let’s have some good old-fashioned messy fun! Why messy fun? Of the five senses, the sense of touch is developmentally important.
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Summer Camps 101

If you are considering enrolling a child in a summer camp for the first time, you could be overwhelmed with the choices out there. Here are some pointers to help you narrow down the field and determine which camp is ‘better’ for your child.
Summer Camp programs

Camps For Every Budget

There is no doubt that camps and programs offer great benefits for children and teens. However, sometimes parents struggle to find the necessary funds. The cost of an overnight camp starts at $300 a week and runs as high as $1,000 weekly a figure out of reach for many families.

Parents, set your children free!

Harbourfront Centre is offering parents and their children the opportunity to unload and refresh this coming March Break. From March 10-14, kids aged three to 15 can participate in a variety of affordably priced camps, where they can make new friends, learn new skills, discover their creativity and best of all, unleash their energy in a healthy and safe way.

Cracking the Code: Computer Programming For Kids & Learning Code

I own a web-based business and I’m an avid blogger/social media type. One would assume that I would be quite the tech savvy mama. The truth is… I’m not.

Family Guides

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

The Canadian Ski Council SnowPass is here - offering 4th and 5th graders three complimentary lift tickets at each of the 150 participating ski areas, all across Canada.
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