Important Notice – Ontario 
Effective Jan 5, 2022, Ontario returns to a Modified Step Two restriction plan for 21 days. Many events and programs will be canceled and venues closed during this time. Please keep this in consideration when reading our guides and check venue websites before heading out.

Education

OSC Junior Scientists Ocean Exploration

Dive into February with Junior Scientists: Ocean Exploration

Investigate some of Earth’s most mysterious underwater ecosystems during a four-part virtual series full of fun and learning for the whole family! Are you ready to dive in? Join the Science Centre online for Junior Scientists: Ocean Exploration! This online program includes four 90-minute sessions broadcast live from the Ontario

Ripple Foundation Gives Young Authors a Chance to Shine

Ripple Foundation’s Kids Write 4 Kids Contest Is Now Accepting Submissions! The writing contest is the only competition of its kind that gives youth in grades 4-8 the opportunity to have their work published in paperback and ebook editions.

Online Books & Stories

Kids Lit Online: Free Children’s Stories and Books

Kids stuck at home with nothing to do during COVID-19 closures? Take a virtual tour of some of the most notable aquariums across North America, explore the exhibits and watch live feeds of otters, sharks and penguins!

Best Selling Halloween Books for Kids

Best Sellers: Top 10 Kids Books for Halloween

Get ready for a spooky (or not so spooky) Halloween with these fun books for kids. These are sure to be a favourite all year long, with a few you’ll want to hang onto for the next generation! The books here, in no particular order, are all bestsellers and we love them all!

Winter Programs Guide

Winter Programs & Classes Guide

Parents guide to online and traditional winter programs and classes for kids in and around the Toronto area. Be sure to also check our Kids Directories and Event Guides for other venue’s that offer kids programs, both in person and virtual.

Choosing the Right Tutor for Your Child

Along a child’s educational journey, they are bound to run into and face challenges where they may need tutoring. As a loving parent who wants to strengthen and support their kid’s self-esteem, academic success, and love for learning, finding good tutors who also have those same goals can be challenging.

Creativity Online: Virtual Programs for Kids

Creativity comes in many forms, whether it’s dancing, cooking, coding, making music or art, creative expression is fun and helps build confidence in kids and teens.

Child Public Speaking

How Strong Communication Skills Help Children Succeed

Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills a child can learn. When your child learns how to communicate well, both orally and in writing, it helps them express their thoughts and feelings more clearly. Excellent communication skills will help your child in school, not

Fall Programs for Kids GTA

Fall Programs for Kids in the GTA

Check out some of the great kids programs being offered this fall in the GTA and be sure to also check our Kids Directories and Event Guides for other venue’s that offer kids programs, both in person and online. Fall Programs Digital Art Foundations (9+) – LIVE Virtual Art Class Dec

August Creator Camps at Curiosity Lab

Customized, private virtual classes from the Curiosity Lab are now available for August. Meet your instructor and view program curriculum online. Now until August 15 you can save 20% on each camp program when you mention Child’s Life!

Read on Canada

Read on Canada: Helping Kids Keep Up During Covid

As we enter our second summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, after another school year filled with disruptions and challenges, it’s clear that far too many children are struggling with reading. Some may be behind by up to a year. Access to books, resources, and literacy guidance for families can help.

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

When Strum meets The Wild Turkeys, he discovers that friends can feel like family. Strum and The Wild Turkeys is a book about finding your voice through a sense of belonging and the transformational power of music. This heart-warming story was developed by the Canadian team of author Noa Daniel and Illustrator

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Fun Earth Day Crafts for Kids

April 22 is Earth Day, it’s a chance to celebrate our home and teach our kids about conservation. We’ve gathered up a few fun crafts and activities that we think you’ll enjoy and may also spark some interest about how we can protect and look after the earth. Why not

Activity Books for your next road trip

The Best Activity Books for Kids: Road Trip & Pandemic Lifesavers

When my kids were quite young I found a really great book on clearance called the Amazing Activity Handbook. It has four sections: Indoor games, Things to make and do, Outdoor Games and Fun on the Move. The suggestions are simple but there are games and activities that will bring

Zoo to You Virtual Experiences

Looking for a fun and safe way to bring the Zoo to your own learning space? The Toronto Zoo offers a collection of at-home learning tools and programs for families and educators called Zoo to You. Whether you’re learning from home or in the classroom, you should check out their

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

A fun story for Maple season to get your child in the mood for spring and of course syrup and pancakes! If you give a pig a pancake, she”ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she”ll probably get all

Colour the BSM

Colour the BSM

The Bata Shoe Museum may be closed for now, but you can still have fun exploring the history of shoes… from home! The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto has released a colouring book and is also offering a few pages to download as colouring sheets for free from their website.

Audible Free Stories for Kids & Teens

Right now, during school closures, online learning, and rotating shutdowns, Audible is offering stories from their collection for free! Kids and families everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue learning, dreaming, and just being kids during school

Ripple Foundation Gives Young Authors a Chance to Shine

Ripple Foundation’s Kids Write 4 Kids Contest Is Now Accepting Submissions! The writing contest is the only competition of its kind that gives youth in grades 4-8 the opportunity to have their work published in paperback and ebook editions.

Online Books & Stories

Kids Lit Online: Free Children’s Stories and Books

Kids stuck at home with nothing to do during COVID-19 closures? Take a virtual tour of some of the most notable aquariums across North America, explore the exhibits and watch live feeds of otters, sharks and penguins!

Best Selling Halloween Books for Kids

Best Sellers: Top 10 Kids Books for Halloween

Get ready for a spooky (or not so spooky) Halloween with these fun books for kids. These are sure to be a favourite all year long, with a few you’ll want to hang onto for the next generation! The books here, in no particular order, are all bestsellers and we love them all!

Winter Programs Guide

Winter Programs & Classes Guide

Parents guide to online and traditional winter programs and classes for kids in and around the Toronto area. Be sure to also check our Kids Directories and Event Guides for other venue’s that offer kids programs, both in person and virtual.

Choosing the Right Tutor for Your Child

Along a child’s educational journey, they are bound to run into and face challenges where they may need tutoring. As a loving parent who wants

Creativity Online: Virtual Programs for Kids

Creativity comes in many forms, whether it’s dancing, cooking, coding, making music or art, creative expression is fun and helps build confidence in kids and teens.

Fall Programs for Kids GTA

Fall Programs for Kids in the GTA

Check out some of the great kids programs being offered this fall in the GTA and be sure to also check our Kids Directories and Event

August Creator Camps at Curiosity Lab

Customized, private virtual classes from the Curiosity Lab are now available for August. Meet your instructor and view program curriculum online. Now until August 15 you can save 20% on each camp program when you mention Child’s Life!

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

When Strum meets The Wild Turkeys, he discovers that friends can feel like family. Strum and The Wild Turkeys is a book about finding your voice through

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Fun Earth Day Crafts for Kids

April 22 is Earth Day, it’s a chance to celebrate our home and teach our kids about conservation. We’ve gathered up a few fun crafts

Zoo to You Virtual Experiences

Looking for a fun and safe way to bring the Zoo to your own learning space? The Toronto Zoo offers a collection of at-home learning

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

A fun story for Maple season to get your child in the mood for spring and of course syrup and pancakes! If you give a

Colour the BSM

Colour the BSM

The Bata Shoe Museum may be closed for now, but you can still have fun exploring the history of shoes… from home! The Bata Shoe

Audible Free Stories for Kids & Teens

Right now, during school closures, online learning, and rotating shutdowns, Audible is offering stories from their collection for free! Kids and families everywhere can instantly

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