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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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March Break Guide: Free and Frugal Activities in Hamilton for March Break 2019!

March Break is upon us in Hamilton and I know just from weekends with my toddler that it can be hard to think of ideas for how to keep him busy and having fun.  Are you wondering what to do in Hamilton this March Break? I thought I’d put together a list of all of […]

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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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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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Afternoon Adventures: The Dutch Mill Country Market Petting Zoo

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One of our favourite morning activities: The Wesley EarlyON Centre on Queen Street

If you’re a new mama, or a mama who is new to Hamilton, you should know and check out the EarlyON centres.  As a first time mom who was new to Hamilton, I’ve found the EarlyON centres to be an invaluable resource that have helped me meet other moms, get a change of scenery, and […]

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