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Spring Educational Activities in Toronto

After a cold and snowy winter, let’s celebrate that spring is finally here!   With the sun out and the temperature warming up, there are a ton of great educational and fun activities that families can take advantage of in Toronto.

Attend Events:   There is no shortage family-friendly activities in Toronto.   Here are some of our favourites:

TIFF Kids digiPlay Space:   At TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, kids can engage with emerging creative media technologies and share innovative artistic experiences.

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival:  Tap into spring and visit the Kortright Centre in Woodbridge or Bruce’s Mill in Stouffville to enjoy great maple syrup and fun crafts and family activities.

Sesame Street Presents: The Body: An amazing educational attraction featuring Elmo, Oscar, Grover and the rest of your Sesame Street friends.  This interactive exhibition teaches students how their bodies work and how to keep them healthy as they hop, jump, run and play their way through this hands-on Sesame Street adventure.

Sign-up for Programs:   Whether it is the arts, sports or personal hobbies, there is an activity for every child in Toronto.   Consider which activities are right for your child’s interests, schedule and personality.  There are many great resource sites in Toronto with a listing of activities including: Help We’ve Got Kids, The Kid Scoop and Toronto4Kids.    

Enjoy Nature:  With the leaves returning on trees, flowers blooming and animals out from hibernation, the spring season presents fantastic learning opportunities.   The best to learn about nature is to enjoy the outdoors go on a nature walk in a Toronto Park.  To truly capture the experience, bring a note pad and pencil to gather observations, crayons or coloured pencils to draw pictures and a camera to make a scrapbook.     Also don’t miss Earth Day on April 22 to learn about the importance of the environment and protecting our planet.

Learn About the Science of Sports:  The Baseball season opens in late March.  Not only is attending baseball game a fun time to spend with your daughter or son, it also present numerous learning opportunities.   Think about geometry with the layout of the field, gravity with the ball going up and down, friction with the different types of pitches, momentum with the contact of the ball and statistics to measure players performance, to name a few.

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Toronto Mom Resources We Love

Being a Mom is one of the most rewarding and toughest jobs there is.  A typical list includes supporting children with school, homework activities, sports and a list of numerous other parenting items.  And that does not even include often working a full time job.

The good news is there is a ton of great resources available with advice to help support Moms.  We put together this helpful list of some of our favourite Toronto Mom Resources and Blogs to access advice in a positive and fun way.


Help We’ve Got Kids:   This is an excellent online directory to help parents and caregivers find everything from birthday party Ideas, to afterschool activities to lists of Toronto day and overnight camps.   Along with Executive Publisher, Tracie Wagman, their articles are written by Toronto’s experts about the latest topics of importance to parents.


Yummy Mummy Club: Created and published by Erica Ehm, this award winning website and blog has articles written by moms for moms on family, style, health, food, culture, home and life.  Erica and her team add humour and personal insights to some of parent’s greatest challenges!


Today’s Parent:  For 30 years, Today’s Parent had been a leading Toronto and Canadian magazine and online resource for parents.   Their trusted and insightful articles on health, education, behavior are written specifically for children by age group in a fun and engaging manner.  Plus they share easy, delicious and nutritious recipes for any family.


The Kid Scoop:   With a local feel across major Canada cities, The Kid Scoop has an excellent directory of activities along with local contests and fun family events throughout the year.    Also check out their Scoop Cafe blog with great articles and insight from local parenting experts.



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