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: 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!
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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”
Location: 870 Queen Street East
Website: Toronto Parks Website
Regular Hours: Varies but usually 3pm to 6pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday (check above link under drop-in programs listed as Recreation Fun and Play with Caregiver)
Ages: Under 5
The Jimmie Simpson Rec center offers a drop in play time for babies under 5. It is one of the few free activities offered in the afternoon, it is usually offered October – April. There are no staff like a drop in center, it’s basically free play with a variety of toys in an open gym. There are a great assortment of toys to play with and it’s great for a moving baby/toddler. There is no registration you just walk in and can use a variety of toys while you are there. There are slides, lots of push toys, ride-on toys, and climbing structures.
Sometimes the gym isn’t available a small room is used instead. This can be very loud due to echoes which may be overwhelming for some children who are sensitive to noise. If this is a major concern you can call ahead and check.
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Website: City Website
Hours: Open all day for visiting the farm but recreation drop in is saturday 9:00-3:30
Riverdale farm is an awesome place to take your little ones for a day trip. There are lots of animals to see and you can pet some of them (sheeps/goat) when they go by the fence. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor animals.
There are also some programs for younger children. From 9:30-3:30 on Saturdays they offer drop in play with Caregiver and there is a registered program on weekdays. Continue reading “Riverdale Farm”
Update November 6, 2017: The fall baby time session is now over but it will resume in about a month for the winter session.
I’m so excited the fall session of baby time has started at Jones library. Baby time is a 30 minute song circle and unlike the Beaches library location it is a drop in programs so you don’t need to preregister.
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Ripley’s aquarium is a great day trip with a baby especially once they are crawling but it is also a nice day trip for caregiver with a younger baby. It’s definitely on the pricey side and I have yet to see any tickets ever go on sale but it’s nice to change things up. If you like going then the yearly pass is easily justified with two visits.
The visuals of the aquarium are definitely interesting for a baby and there are some tunnels to crawl through for a crawling baby. There is a small play area at the end as well as some activities for older kids. I believe it can get very busy so it could be a bit overwhelming on the weekend. There are nursing rooms available which is nice.
There is kids programming starting at age 2+ Continue reading “Ripley’s Aquarium”