Calling all pint sized superheroes and villains! Come fight away the winter blahs at our annual Family Dance! In addition to dancing and music, there will be games, treats, face painting, and a bouncy castle! Costumes encouraged! This is a pay what you can event with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds from the event will go directly into our programming. However this event is more than a fundraiser, it’s a day of family fun in our community for our community! https://www.facebook.com/events/933546783714070/?notif_t=event_calendar_create¬if_id=1579204188004173
Location: 51 Larchmount Ave, Toronto, ON (Bruce Public School)
Website: TDSB Website
Regular Hours: Monday- Friday 9am – 1:00pm
Age: 0-6 years
The Bruce drop is a small infant friendly drop. They have a water table, a sandbox, crafts and lots of toys. Circle time is at about 10:30. There is almost no information online about the drop in or monthly calendar but they are open every day during the school year except for winter school holidays. They are closed all summer. Marie who runs the drop in is extremely friendly, animated, and does a good circle and story time. Continue reading “Bruce PS Drop In”
Mumnet has announced new spring dates (starting end of march). Including for there new Leslieville location. There are also dates available for the beaches location. Mumnet is a combo of a mom’s group and fitness class with childcare included.
Leslieville Location: 765 Queen Street , Toronto (inside the Ralph Thorton Center)
Beaches Location: 470 Woodbine Ave, Toronto (inside St. Johns Norway)
Hours: Various weekday mornings
Age: Childcare available for a variety of ages
Cost: Varies by session length and if you need childcare
Location: Queen and Saulter (Behind the library)
When: Monday afternoons for 10 weeks from March 4th-May 6th
Age: 0-12 month old babies & their caregivers
I’ve written briefly about my experience doing baby love with my first child when I wrote about the south riverdale child-parent center here: https://leslievillemom.com/south-riverdale-child-parent-centre/
I wanted to post now that they’ve announced they will be running another class series. This is a great program on with an attachment parenting philosophy. I met lots of great moms there too. The class has a mix of activities to entertain babies as well as talking about parenting activities.
Get in touch with staff at south riverdale if you are interested in joining.
Location: South Riverdale Drop In (Ralph Thorton Center)
Hours: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:00am
Cost: Free, preregistration required
Appleseed Yoga is hosting a free baby yoga class at the south riverdale drop in. Bring water and comfy clothes. Yoga mats provided. Find more details at: http://srcpc.org/new-events/2019/1/9/baby-yoga-with-appleseed-class-will-run-from-1000-am-1030-am
I usually register in person for this workshops when I go to the drop in. Most classes of the Wednesday events are all day trips that are really more appropriate for older kids but I thought I would post this one because it’s nice and early and it’s for babies.
Location: TBD, Leslieville location though
Hours: Recurring (check website), Next date: Friday February 14th, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $40, RMT receipt if baby is covered under family insurance
Agea: Babies under 1 year
Mama mobile is hosting a meetup on the 18th, they’ve posted offering:
3 massage routines safely on baby:
1) Relaxation/sleep routine
2) Surviving colds routine
3) Constipation/colic routine
Gift bag with safe oil for massage
I have been cutting my son’s hair myself since he was born, and I confess it’s been cut quite badly. I finally decided it was time to take my son somewhere for a first professional haircut. Most kid’s shop have mixed reviews including this one but I did have an overall good experience and the ball pit was a huge hit. Continue reading “Little Tot’s Hair Shop”
Location: Ralph Thornton Community Centre
Date: Sunday, December 9 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10 per child, accompanying adults are free. Tickets can be purchased here.
I normally post ongoing programs I have tried but I wanted to share an upcoming charitable event at the Ralph Thornton Community Center. This is in the same building as the Queen and Saulter library.
The new mom project is a great charitable organization supporting new moms and babies in need. If you are looking for a holiday event for the kids this is great because 100% of proceeds are charitable.
From their website:
Come out for a day of fun with the kids and a chance to see some creative gift ideas from our vendors just in time for the holidays! Photo mini sessions with Pictonat Photography, a large array of Silent Auction items and free gift bags for the kids. A chance to meet Santa and tell him your wish list!
Location: Your House
Hours: Flexible, including Saturdays
Cost: $113, no travel fees, RMT receipts
I recently had a great prenatal massage from mama mobile massage. Their business model is such a great concept and it’s something I want to do again when baby two comes along. I got a few massages in the year after Jacob was born, but it was often very stressful to schedule for the first 9 months or so since he was hard to predict and could be very fussy. Continue reading “Mama Mobile Massage”
I have not yet had a chance to check out rainbow songs but they have a number of locations on the east end including one in Leslieville at Queen and Laing.
Location: Various or host in your house
Hours: Classes are 9:00am – 3:00pm weekdays, birthday parties more flexible
Cost: Depends on group size. Birthday party was $150
I didn’t get a chance to join or host a little rebels music class while I was on maternity leave but I recently booked them for my sons second birthday. It was honestly the best decision I made for his birthday. The instructor, Samantha, was so enthusiastic and had so much energy she really made my son excited. Continue reading “Little Rebels Music”
Bud’s is a small boutique coffee shop with the advantage of having a small play space in the back with a chalk board and some toys. I stumbled upon this when I was taking my son for a haircut in the beaches and I’ve gone back since when I wanted a change of scenery.
There are so few things open Sundays and sometimes I just need a change of scenery and to get out of the house for a little bit. I think bud’s is perfect for that. They have good coffee and a small selection of pastries.