Toronto: The Savvy Guide to November 2014

SavvyMom January 26, 2017
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Since there are no long weekends to celebrate this month, we have some suggestions to get you through the post-Halloween trauma that is November. Here’s our guide to making the most of it.

DO
Prepare for winter by treating yourself to a new hat, scarf or pair of boots that you love
Why? Because you won’t notice the dreary weather if you feel fabulous in your new duds.

GO
See Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games on Saturday November 8 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Why? Because the kids will love the absolute zaniness of this live, music-filled performance. Expect to be up out of your seat, dancing along with Toopy and Binoo as they try to find the best game ever. (From our Partner)

GET
The flu shot
Why? Because it’s not just about you…if you get sick, you’ll probably make other people sick. You don’t want to be that person, do you?

PLAY
In the leaves with the kids
Why? It’s fun, you can only do it once a year and active play helps kids learn.

READ
The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Kid, for a Kid, by Aija Mayrock
Why? This practical eBook really speaks to kids in a way only a peer can. It’s honest, heartfelt and provides practical tools for coping with bullying. We love its central theme about the power of positivity.

SURF
talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com
Why? Because November is financial literacy month in Canada and your kids have a lot to learn.

APP
Jonty: The Dinosaur Who Could Not Go to Sleep
Why? We like the just-for-them touches in this interactive bedtime storybook, like the beginner’s level lettering and simple navigation—perfect for kids just learning to read. The goal of the game is to help Jonty the dinosaur get to sleep…we keep hoping the kids will pick up some pointers.

GREEN IT
Slow down
Why? Because speeding can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. It’s also safer.

MAKE
A moustache cake for Movember
Why? Because everybody loves moustaches these days and baking a funny cake is a great activity to do with the kids.

HELP
Patients at CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) have a happy holiday season by sending them a unique gift like a pair of slippers or an art therapy class through the Gifts of Light program
Why? The holidays are quickly approaching and they can be an especially tough time for those with a mental illness. Get the kids involved by having them personalise a note to go with your gift—and have them let someone know they are not alone.

WIN IT
A Family Four Pack of tickets to see Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance on either November 15 or 16
Why: You and your family could enjoy an up-close and personal dance party with Elmo, and all your favourite Sesame Street friends. Enter now.

 

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