June 2014

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Family Activities

Fishing with Kids

Fishing with Kids

June 18 is International Fishing Day so teach your kids to fish! We all have our vision of what the perfect first fishing trip might look like, but it can be the complete opposite. Make the most of your day out!

It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

Soccer is one the world's most popular sports! And with the World Cup currently taking place in Brazil, it’s no wonder everyone is tuning in! Just in time for the 2014 World Cup, here are tips to play like a pro.

Father's Day

Father's Day Events 2014

Father's Day Events 2014

It's time to show Dad a little love. There are several events in the Greater Toronto Area this year, if you're looking for a special way to celebrate Father's Day. Here's what's on this Father's Day 2014...

Canada Day

Canada Day Events 2014

Canada Day Events 2014

Fireworks, barbeques, parades, and live music — no other holiday spells Summer fun quite like Canada Day. Make some plans for the long weekend! Check out our picks for the city's best places to celebrate.

Summer

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

The Toronto area is ripe with places that will allow you to pick your own strawberries. Deciding where to go can be a challenge, so we've hand-picked a few locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Family Kitchen

Milkshake Things Up

Milkshake Things Up

There's no need to head to your favourite diner or joint for a smooth, sweet milkshake. This Summer, whip up your own frothy, frozen, creamy treats with our 14 favourite recipes.

Fun with Fruit!

Fun with Fruit!

Show your kids that healthy fruit can be fun and yummy, too! These cool ideas for snacktime will have them asking for seconds. Because kids will love eating fruit when it looks this cute!

At The Movies

Earth To Echo

Earth To Echo

After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, best friends Tuck, Munch, Alex, and Emma embark on an adventure with an alien named Echo who needs their help.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

In Transformers: Age Of Extinction, an automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2

The Dragons are back! The action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

DockDogs at Waterfront Festival

DockDogs at Waterfront Festival

For three days this Summer, Hog Town will become Dog Town! See the best canine aquatic competitions at Redpath Waterfront Festival! Which dog will be Top Dog in Toronto?

Harbourfront Centre’s Chess Fest

Harbourfront Centre’s Chess Fest

On June 15, Harbourfront's First Annual Chess Fest presented by Scotiabank takes place on over 10,000 sq. ft. of the North Exhibition Common. This free event features chess activities for the whole family.

Flyboard Championships at Waterfront Festival

Flyboard Championships at Waterfront Festival

Flyboarding, the newest extreme water sport, enables humans to fly using a board that shoots out high-pressurized water from a personal water craft.

Fun Places To Go

High Park Zoo

High Park Zoo

Toronto's largest public park is home to a unique and wonderful animal attraction that is open year round. The High Park Zoo allows kids to experience, appreciate, and learn about animals.

20 Reasons to Visit Blue Mountain

20 Reasons to Visit Blue Mountain

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway‚ one that promises unmatched beauty‚ one-of-a kind experiences, and memorable impressions, consider Blue Mountain. 20 reasons to visit this Summer!

June on the Cheap!

June on the Cheap!

Festivals, fairs, and parades abound throughout June and our roundup of the absolute best free and cheap things to do this month includes annual favourites and great family activities on tap.

Centreville Now Open Daily

Centreville Now Open Daily

Childhood memories start at Centreville! Toronto’s favourite family amusement park. Centreville Amusement Park opens its gates daily for the season this weekend Saturday May 31, 2014 at 10:30am.

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

The Toronto area is ripe with places that will allow you to pick your own strawberries. Deciding where to go can be a challenge, so we've hand-picked a few locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Kids Entertainment News

Dinopaws Premieres on Treehouse

Dinopaws Premieres on Treehouse

Corus Entertainment’s preschool channel Treehouse premieres Dinopaws, an endearing series that stars three curious little dinosaurs on their daily journeys of epic discovery, on weekends beginning June 7.

Cineplex Family Favourites for June

Cineplex Family Favourites for June

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Take a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar and witness the incredible true story of one of nature's greatest explorers: the lemurs.

Travel

Cookie’s Monster Land Opens

Cookie’s Monster Land Opens

Cookie’s Monster Land shines the spotlight on Cookie Monster as he serves as host to all of his furry friends in this colourful new land that has just opened at Sesame Place.

Amazing Aquariums

Amazing Aquariums

Watching colourful sea creatures swimming around in larger-than-life tanks can seem pretty magical to young kids. But, there's more to a great exhibit than just fish. Discover the best aquariums...

Best Theme Parks for Toddlers

Best Theme Parks for Toddlers

The best amusement parks entirely designed for the wee set with just the right amount of thrills. If you're travelling, here's our roundup of theme parks that are perfect for the pint-sized.

Free & Cheap Outings

High Park Zoo

High Park Zoo

Toronto's largest public park is home to a unique and wonderful animal attraction that is open year round. The High Park Zoo allows kids to experience, appreciate, and learn about animals.

June on the Cheap!

June on the Cheap!

Festivals, fairs, and parades abound throughout June and our roundup of the absolute best free and cheap things to do this month includes annual favourites and great family activities on tap.

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

Strawberry Fields in Toronto & GTA

The Toronto area is ripe with places that will allow you to pick your own strawberries. Deciding where to go can be a challenge, so we've hand-picked a few locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Life With Kids

Best Teacher Gifts

Best Teacher Gifts

School’s out soon and many parents face the question of what to buy the teacher! We reached out to our readers looking for original and thoughtful gifts to give to school teachers and here’s what they had to say!

Products & Services Reviews

InnoTab 3 Baby Learning Tablet

InnoTab 3 Baby Learning Tablet

Baby-friendly and designed to grow with your child, the VTech InnoTab 3 Baby Tablet is a great addition to the nursery. It comes filled with activities and videos to teach shapes, numbers, baby sign language, and more.

Meet Sphero 2.0

Meet Sphero 2.0

Tech savvy children will love this cool new tech toy. Orbotix, known for their innovative tech gadgets, has created Sphero 2.0. It's one smart ball with infinite ways to play!

HEXBUG Battle Spider

HEXBUG Battle Spider

The HEXBUG® Battle Spider is the first mechanical HEXBUG designed for two-person play! HEXBUG Battle Spiders will amaze with their realistic recoil and physical response.

Kids Gear

Kids' Road Trip Essentials

Kids' Road Trip Essentials

If you and your little ones have plans to hit the road this Summer, we’ve got options to keep your travels (almost) hassle-free and full of fun! Here are 14 things we love for no-fuss road trips...

Tweens & Teens

Online Popularity and Your Child

Online Popularity and Your Child

Kids have always looked to their peers for validation and self-worth, especially teens and tweens. In today’s social media-obsessed culture, it’s easy for kids to become overly fixated on their online popularity.

Spotlight On...

5 Camps to Stay Fit

5 Camps to Stay Fit

Sporty youngsters can enroll in these youth camps that promote fitness to hone their kick, pas de deux, or cartwheel skills. These five fitness camps offer ways for kids to stay active while having fun.

Glama Gal Tween Spa Summer Camp

Glama Gal Tween Spa Summer Camp

Be Confident! Be Positive! BE YOU! That’s the idea behind Glama Gal Tween Spa with the mission to provide Summer fun for girls as they pack up their pink passports for Ms. GG’s Journey Around the World Camp 2014!

Family Camps in Ontario

Family Camps in Ontario

Need some R&R with your clan? Hit the road this Summer and head to one of these fantastic family camps. They offer all the activities and sports for families to enjoy, plus plenty of together time to bond and recharge. Why should kids have all the fun?

Fitness & Sports

It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

It's the World Cup: Be a Soccer Pro

Soccer is one the world's most popular sports! And with the World Cup currently taking place in Brazil, it’s no wonder everyone is tuning in! Just in time for the 2014 World Cup, here are tips to play like a pro.

Health & Safety

Online Popularity and Your Child

Online Popularity and Your Child

Kids have always looked to their peers for validation and self-worth, especially teens and tweens. In today’s social media-obsessed culture, it’s easy for kids to become overly fixated on their online popularity.

Kids Don't Bounce Back from Cyberbullying

Kids Don't Bounce Back from Cyberbullying

As parents, we like to tell ourselves that kids are resilient. While it may be true that kids are resilient in many situations, instances of cyberbullying (and any other form of bullying) are exceptions to the rule.

Product Recalls

Joe Fresh Aqua Socks Recall

Joe Fresh Aqua Socks Recall

Loblaw Company Ltd. recalls Joe Fresh children's Aqua Socks/Water Shoes. The shoes may slip when used on wet smooth surfaces, resulting in a fall hazard. 9,300 units were sold in Canada.

Top Picks

Milkshake Things Up

Milkshake Things Up

There's no need to head to your favourite diner or joint for a smooth, sweet milkshake. This Summer, whip up your own frothy, frozen, creamy treats with our 14 favourite recipes.

20 Reasons to Visit Blue Mountain

20 Reasons to Visit Blue Mountain

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway‚ one that promises unmatched beauty‚ one-of-a kind experiences, and memorable impressions, consider Blue Mountain. 20 reasons to visit this Summer!

Kids' Road Trip Essentials

Kids' Road Trip Essentials

If you and your little ones have plans to hit the road this Summer, we’ve got options to keep your travels (almost) hassle-free and full of fun! Here are 14 things we love for no-fuss road trips...

June Go List: Best Things to Do!

June Go List: Best Things to Do!

The first month of Summer brings a slew of incredible outdoor activities and festivals. You'll find them all in our June Go List, our roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month.

Fun with Fruit!

Fun with Fruit!

Show your kids that healthy fruit can be fun and yummy, too! These cool ideas for snacktime will have them asking for seconds. Because kids will love eating fruit when it looks this cute!

Contests

HEXBUG Battle Spider Contest

HEXBUG Battle Spider Contest

Enter to win a HEXBUG® Battle Spider, the first mechanical HEXBUG designed for two-person play! HEXBUG Battle Spiders will amaze with their realistic recoil and physical response. Enter by Friday, July 11, 2014.

Glama Gal Tween Spa Pink Lemonade Spa Refreshers Contest

Glama Gal Tween Spa Pink Lemonade Spa Refreshers Contest

Enter to win 1 of 2 Pink Lemonade Spa Refreshers from Glama Gal Tween Spa. Award Winning Glama Gal Tween Spa is a Spa Just For Girls of All Ages. Indulge in dessert inspired manis & pedis and more! Enter by Friday, July 4, 2014.

Fallsview Waterpark June Getaway Contest

Fallsview Waterpark June Getaway Contest

Prize pack includes an overnight stay at the Sheraton on the Falls, along with 4 family passes to enjoy the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. With 3 acres of family fun with 16 slides, a wave pool, 1000 gallon tipping bucket, Tiny Tot Splash Park, "Beach House" play area, arcade, and more, it's the place to be! Enter by Friday, July 4, 2014.

Centreville June 2014 Contest

Centreville June 2014 Contest

Enter our June Centreville Contest for a chance to win 1 of 3 family 4-packs to go to Centreville Amusement Park on Centre Island. Centreville is the ultimate Summer destination for families with young children. With over 30 rides and attractions this theme park offers up a full day of family fun. Enter by Monday, June 23, 2014.

HEXBUG Aquabot Contest

HEXBUG Aquabot Contest

Enter to win The HEXBUG® Aquabot with Fish Bowl! It's the first water-born HEXBUG micro robotic creature with smart fish technology! The colourful HEXBUG Aquabot and Aquabot with Fish Bowl offers kids the fun experience of having a pet fish, without all the messy clean-up. Enter by Monday, June 30, 2014.

OSC Summer Camp Contest

OSC Summer Camp Contest

Enter to win one week of Summer Camp at the Ontario Science Centre from June 30 to July 4 (camp takes place on the Holiday July 1, 2014 too). This week's camp theme is: Sounds like Science! You’re sure to have a pitch-perfect week—all in the key of science! Enter by Monday, June 23, 2014.

Eaton Chelsea - Centreville Contest

Eaton Chelsea - Centreville Contest

Enter to win a Getaway Package with a stay at the Eaton Chelsea Toronto and a visit to Centreville Amusement Park! Includes a deluxe double accomodation, parking and breakfast for 4 in the Market Garden. You'll also receive a Family All Day Ride pass to Centreville and a Family Pizza Pizza lunch on the Island. Enter by Monday, June 30, 2014.

Scenic Caves Contest

Scenic Caves Contest

Enter to win a family prize pack for a visit to Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood! Prize pack includes: Gemstone Mining, self-guided tour of caves/caverns, and suspension bridge for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 youth). Enter by Monday, June 30, 2014.

Day Out With Thomas 2014 Contest

Day Out With Thomas 2014 Contest

Enter to win 1 of 4 family 4-packs to Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014. This fun-filled event provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. Enter by June 30, 2014.

Redpath Waterfront Festival Contest

Redpath Waterfront Festival Contest

Enter to win 1 of 4 'all day wristbands' for unlimited play in the KIDS ZONE at the Redpath Waterfront Festival. The Redpath Waterfront Festival returns with adrenaline pumping entertainment for all along Toronto’s waterfront, from June 20-22, 2014. Contest closed. See winners.