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Fostering a Love of Reading- Favourite Books at Age 2

We spent part of Saturday afternoon at Sherwood Library, enjoying their large kids area and huge selection of books.  Toddler enjoyed the train table, which is slightly different than our local library (Concession), as well as the selection of puzzles, blocks, magnets and Duplo.  Because of the holiday weekend we were the only ones there […]

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Afternoon Adventures: Escape the Winter Weather at Westmount Recreation Centre Pool!

One thing husband and I love to do, especially in the winter, is swim.  When we moved into our newly renovated house in Hamilton after living in Waterdown for a year, we quickly researched the nearest pool to our home.  It turns out we are super lucky and live within a ten minute drive of […]

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Afternoon Adventures: Fall Festival at Brantwood Farms

Fall is officially here and although I’m bummed that summer is over I’m happy that we can head outside without sweating our faces off and enjoy crisp, sunny fall days! Last weekend my husband was away and I wanted to make sure I kept little one busy out of the house so we didn’t get […]

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Afternoon Adventures: Visiting the barnyard animals, raptors and bison at Mountsberg Conservation Area

We are embracing every last drop of summer over here so when I found out today was going to be a warm, sunny one I packed little one up and we headed out to Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellville. About a 35 minute trek from Hamilton, it’s worth the trek to Mountsberg! We spent about […]

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Afternoon Adventures: The Hamilton Aviary

My toddler is into animals, birds, and bugs– big time.  Every time he sees a bird he points it out to us.  Places like the Costco parking lot, where seagulls flock by the dozens are exciting to him.  So, I imagined a visit to The Hamilton Aviary would blow his mind!  The Aviary is located in Hamilton’s Westdale […]

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Afternoon Adventures: Dundas Driving Park Wading Pool and Splash Pad

Now that my little guy is on the move we are starting to get into play parks, wading pools and splash pads.  Last weekends we went with some friends to check out Dundas Driving Park.  My first mental note was that the Driving Park was an idea location because there is lots of parking available, […]

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Rainy Day Activities: Make Your Own Sensory Bin

As you may have noticed in my previous post about our favourite EarlyON centre in Hamilton, my little guy is always particularly thrilled by their ever-changing sensory table.  The first one he really enjoyed was one that was filled with all kinds of colourful legumes, which he sorted through and manipulated with various sand toys […]

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Our Top 5 Fun and Simple Toddler Outdoor Activities!

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  Since I’m just getting Raising Hamilton up and running, any commissions are going right back into building this site! Summer is already halfway through in Hamilton and after a […]

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Afternoon Adventures: The Dutch Mill Country Market Petting Zoo

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