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Toronto: The Savvy Guide to August

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The countdown to school always begins around now, but since we’re glass-half-full kind of gals, we insist that we still have half the summer ahead of us. There are four very full weeks left to play, chill, read and connect with your kids. Enjoy.

DO
Make the most of every minute of the summer and play some simple old school games with your kids
Why? Because you’re not just feeding and cleaning. You’re creating memories here, mom. Memories.

GO
Peach picking for National Peach Month
Why? Because juicy Ontario peaches are in season, they’re delicious in cobblers, salsas and sodas, and heading to a u-pick farm is a great family outing.

GET
Haircuts for everyone
Why? Because if you take them for a haircut in the middle of the month, your kids will be less likely to hate it on the first day of school.

PLAY
Bucket Toss Golf
Why? Because it’s fun, it develops motor control and even the littlest kids can play.

READ
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Why? Because it’s the perfect light summer read that still has some substance to it.

SURF
Starfall.com
Why? To practice reading before school starts. It also comes recommended from a teacher who tells us the phonics-driven lessons are the best.

APP
We Need a Date Night
Why? Because if you’re still reading this you probably do need a date night and this app will help make that happen.

GREEN IT
Keep your freezer full
Why? A full freezer runs more efficiently than an empty one—and you DO need that super-sized box of freezies.

MAKE
Something fun and fabulous from our gallery of 42 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer
Why? Because there is still lots of time left in the summer and we’re sure you haven’t tried all of the recipes!

HELP
Blessings in a Backpack
Why? Because no child should go to school hungry. This program feeds kids by giving them a backpack filled with food every Friday so that they can return to school Monday morning ready to start their week.

 

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