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Holiday Activities

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Looking for things to do while school is out?  The city of London offers something for everyone!  Click to find schedules and activities for city pools and recreation centres, outdoor skating, arenas and Storybook Gardens.

Recipes for Play

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Play is so important! Children do it naturally and intuitively but sometimes grownups need a little help coming up with fun and creative ways to play. If you’re looking for fun new activities to share, Recipes for Play has some fantastic ideas.

Movies, apps and games, oh my!

Common Sense Media

With so much media and technology out there, choosing appropriate content can feel overwhelming. Common Sense Media is a fantastic tool for children, parents and caregivers. This site offers information, advice and tools to help you make smart media choices.

We all need hugs!

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Kiss that baby!

I don't think there's a parent out there that doesn't love kissing their beautiful baby.  Check out these great books for babies that focus on kissing.  Help your baby learn about and identify their different body parts as you smooch along with these adorable kissing stories.

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Kisses, Kisses Baby-O!

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A Kiss Means I Love You

Gifts to make this holiday season!

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It's the time of year to give gifts to our loved ones. Why not try making a handmade gift this year with ideas from these great books.

Start With WORDS

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From the minute they’re born, we want our children to be everything they can be. The moment we first look into their little eyes, we believe they will change the world... And they can. It all starts with words!

The Child and Youth Network has recently launched a campaign to encourage anyone who touches the life of a child to add more words to their day. Research has shown that the number of words a child hears before the age of 3 has a profound impact on language development and on future academic success. Not only is the quantity of words heard important, but so too is the quality of words heard. Words that are positive and spoken in a friendly and encouraging way have the greatest impact. Aim to share 2000 words per hour to help your child learn and grow. You can do this by talking, reading, singing, playing and rhyming together. Whether you are at home, on the bus, in the car, in the park, at the libary's storytime, or at the dinner table, it’s easier than you think!

Learn more about the campaign.

Check out thisisliteracy.ca for fun activities to help you reach your goal.