Events in Markham/ Stouffville


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • Focused on Fitness, 10080 Kennedy Rd, Markham ON L6C 1N9
    Register

    Focused on Fitness is thrilled to offer amazing fitness classes to new moms in our community. Classes will focus on all areas of wellness and fitness in a safe, clean and spacious environment lead by experienced and certified trainers.  

      

    Workouts will focus on strength, cardio and core leaving new moms feeling energized, while working towards fitness goals. A variety of styles of workouts will take place during these sessions including bootcamp style, strength and core conditioning, kickboxing, circuits, spinning, etc. Workouts will be tailored to the groups and are perfect for every fitness level through the use of modifications.

    Babies between the ages of 6 weeks and 20 months are welcome, and moms are responsible for their children at all times.

    Classes will be held at Angus Glen Golf Club, downstairs in the Focused on Fitness Studio. There is ample parking, but no stroller accessibility to the studio as it is downstairs. Bring your stroller into the clubhouse, then bring your baby (and car seat if needed) down the stairs.

    Please bring a mat, dress comfortably with proper footwear, and bring anything required to ensure your baby’s comfort and safety.

    CLASS SCHEDULE April 3 to June 8
    - Tuesday mornings 10:30 am - 11:30 am, 10 week session
    - Friday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 am, 9 week session (no class Good Friday April 13)

    Note: We require a minimum of 10 to run a class.

    Choose the days and times you'd like to attend to create your own schedule, then contact Maryse to book and pay for your classes.

    SESSION & PRICING: 
    - $45 +HST  attending Fridays only (9 classes)
    - $50 +HST  attending Tuesdays only (10 classes)
    - $95 +HST  attending both Tuesdays and Fridays (19 classes)
    * Makeup classes are available within the sessions with possibility of carry over to next session.
    * Late registration possible (space pending), fees will be pro-rated
    - Single/ Drop-in class for $7 +HST/ class - please call Maryse to confirm a spot is available before dropping in

    There is limited space - your registration is only confirmed once full payment is received by Focused on Fitness. Payment information will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email.

    Questions regarding the class, payments, etc: maryse.wood@focusedonfitness.ca or  416-473-3629

    • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Redbulb Espresso Bar, 6148 Main Str
    • 2
    Register

    Join our volunteer Jamie and her son for a weekly OUTDOOR stroll in the neighbourhood (or inside if the weather doesn't cooperate).

    **please check emails weekly for confirmation on indoor or outdoor stroll.

    Thank you, 

    Julie Bosomworth, Community Manager Stouffville




    • Monday, May 07, 2018
    • Monday, June 25, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Yoga Tree Richmond Hill, 360 Highway 7 East, Unit 1, Richmond Hill L4B 3Y7
    Register

    This is an energizing flow yoga class for new moms to share quality time with their babies. It is a supportive group for moms to practice yoga and the ideal way for new mothers to begin activity after birth.

    Moms will experience flowing and challenging postures, as well as calming restorative time in a playful and safe environment for babies.

    Poses will help mom refocus, regain strength and flexibility and soothe muscles from nursing and holding baby. Learn Baby Yoga poses to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns, and help your baby towards their next stage of development.

    Note: During the class, moms may stop to feed or soothe baby and rejoin the practice when it is possible and comfortable to do so.

    Babies from 6 weeks old and not actively crawling are welcome. Previous yoga experience is not necessary, but is helpful. 

    ** If you or your baby are sick, please stay home to rest and recover. Remember, there may be young infants with little or no immune system that may be vulnerable to exposure to illness **
    Note: The teacher reserves the right to ask any ill attendees to leave the class. If this occurs, you will not be eligible for a makeup class.

    Investment

    $48+HST for the three week session in May (no class May 21)
    *Promo available for a limited time: May - June classes (6 weeks): $84 + HST. No makeups available for the promo session.

    Please register on the harmonyoga.ca website by clicking on the class date you want to start on

    20% discount for LWAB members for online pre-payment. Register here first via LWAB to receive the discount code.
    - Cost will be pro-rated if there is space and you register after the start of the session
    - Single classes available at $18+HST per class, space permitting. Please register for the specific class(es) you want to attend.
    - No refunds for missed classes
    - Makeups by prior arrangement only and subject to availability
    - Drop in spots may be available at $25/ class

    Note: If you do not submit payment online at the link provided in your email, your spot is NOT guaranteed – a subsequent registrant that does submit payment online will receive precedence.

    For this location, there is limited space. Please do not drop in without confirming that there is space, to avoid being turned away at the door. 

    What to bring

    Bring a yoga mat, water, blanket and quiet toys for baby. If you do not have a mat, or forget yours, you can rent one directly from Yoga Tree.

    There is NO SPACE for strollers, so please leave yours in the car. 

    If this will be the first time you've attended (any) class at Yoga Tree, please arrive 10 minutes early in order to complete and sign their waiver form.

    Please DO NOT CALL Yoga Tree for info, registration issues, cancellations etc.

    --Debbi
    E-RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance)
    debbi@harmonyoga.ca

    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Yoga Tree Vaughan, 9141 Keele Street, Vaughan, ON L4K 5B4
    Register

    This is an energizing flow yoga class for new moms to share quality time with their babies. It is a supportive group for moms to practice yoga and the ideal way for new mothers to begin activity after birth.

    Moms will experience flowing and challenging postures, as well as calming restorative time in a playful and safe environment for babies.

    Poses will help mom refocus, regain strength and flexibility and soothe muscles from nursing and holding baby. Learn Baby Yoga poses to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns, and help your baby towards their next stage of development.

    Note: During the class, moms may stop to feed or soothe baby and rejoin the practice when it is possible and comfortable to do so.

    Babies from 6 weeks old and not actively crawling are welcome. Previous yoga experience is not necessary, but is helpful. 

    ** If you or your baby are sick, please stay home to rest and recover. Remember, there may be young infants with little or no immune system that may be vulnerable to exposure to illness **
    Note: The teacher reserves the right to ask any ill attendees to leave the class. If this occurs, you will not be eligible for a makeup class.

    Investment

    $64+HST for the four week session in May OR June
    *Promo available for a limited time: May - June classes (8 weeks): $112 + HST. No makeups available for the promo session.

    Please register on the harmonyoga.ca website by clicking on the class date you want to start on

    20% discount for LWAB members for online pre-payment. Register here first via LWAB to receive the discount code.
    - Cost will be pro-rated if there is space and you register after the start of the session
    - Single classes available at $18+HST per class, space permitting. Please register for the specific class(es) you want to attend.
    - No refunds for missed classes
    - Makeups by prior arrangement only and subject to availability
    - Drop in spots available at $25/ class

    Note: If you do not submit payment online at the link provided in your email, your spot is NOT guaranteed – a subsequent registrant that does submit payment online will receive precedence.

    For this location, there is limited space. Please do not drop in without confirming that there is space, to avoid being turned away at the door. 

    What to bring

    Bring a yoga mat, water, blanket and quiet toys for baby. If you do not have a mat, or forget yours, you can rent one directly from Yoga Tree.

    There is NO SPACE for strollers, so please leave yours in the car. 

    If this will be the first time you've attended (any) class at Yoga Tree, please arrive 10 minutes early in order to complete and sign their waiver form.

    Please DO NOT CALL Yoga Tree for info, registration issues, cancellations etc.

    --Debbi
    E-RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance)
    debbi@harmonyoga.ca

    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Treehouse Play Centre, 9688 Leslie Str, Richmond Hill
    Register


    Treehouse Play Centre is an indoor playground and café plus more.

    There are areas for babies, moms and toddlers. Treehouse will allow LWAB the use of their party room at no additional charge for circle time.

    English Circle Time 11am; 

    Treehouse is offering LWAB members a visit the use of the party room for circle time and play for a special discounted rate of $5 cash per child including tax for all non-school age children, please bring/pay cash. Regular entry fee is $7 per child 2 and under and $12.50 for each child 2 and over. Treehouse is offering this special rate only to LWAB members and guest who have registered for this event. 

    You must register to be eligible for the discount. This is not a drop-in. 

    Please note:
    - there is no time restriction to this visit, however, there are no in-out privileges.  
    - socks must be worn by all in the Treehouse Play Centre.

    Treehouse does serve food, please visit them at http://treehouseplaycentre.com/

    See you there,

    Cathy




    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Online webinar
    Register

    Please note this is a webinar topic.  Access to a computer or mobile device required!

    Join me on Tuesday May 22nd at 11am on Zoom for this FREE Life With a Baby presentation on Fever & Ear Infections.

    Pretty much every baby or child will have a fever and/or an ear infection at some time. It's hard to watch your little one suffer! But there are lots of at home strategies you can use to keep them comfortable during an infection, and help to prevent future infections. 

    I’m Dr. Shawna Dingman, and I’m a local health care practitioner who has focused the last 18 years of practice on paediatric and women's care. I am also a mom of 3, so I know what it's like to have sick kids! In this interactive 30 min webinar, I will share lots of easy and effective tips for getting you through the tough spots and keeping your kids healthy as they grow.

    Here are the important details:

    WHEN: Tuesday May 22nd @ 11am

    PLEASE CHECK REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL YOU GET AFTER YOU REGISTER FOR THE DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE MEETING!

    I look forward to seeing you soon!

    Dr. Shawna Dingman

    www.ElevateWomensHealth.ca

    “Helping women and children lead happy, healthy lives”

    Plus: Here's an easy way we can begin to help you when you're ready... Schedule a complimentary case review by clicking HERE.


    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 29
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    BABY SIGN LANGUAGE (0 to 13 months)

    Studies show that learning Baby Sign Language has many developmental benefits and can boost brain development of the infant as early as 6-month-old. Baby Sign Language lets babies, as young as six months old, communicate their needs which can have a positive development on their emotional development as well and can benefit the child to have a larger word vocabulary and speaking earlier than average child. As a result, will provide a positive parenting skill. Through sign language parents can empower their children ability to communicate from early stages.

    Moreover, Brain studies also shows that these children have a + 12-point IQ advantage over peers and achieve better grades in school.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. Only the first class is free. All following classes you will have to pay for. 

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or 

    PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class. 

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.



    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Lionels Farm - 11714 McCowan Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Cost: $3.00 + HST per person, children under 1 year old are free. 

    Pay upon arrival at Lionel's ticket booth.

    There are 2 parking areas. The south lot is in front of the petting farm entrance & the north lot you’ll see first as you travel south down McCowan Road it’s a short walk from this lot to the petting farm entrance.

    All of the information regarding the specific food and portion sizes that are allowed to feed the animals is on Lionel's  website.  Please check the web site before coming.

    Lionel's has a private area if anyone is interested with; barn playground, outdoor picnic shelter that has 7 picnic tables with roof top, own port potty & hand wash station. The cost for this would be $5.00 (plus HST) per person.

     http://www.lionelsfarm.com/services-posts/petting-farm

    Payment options are cash or debit only (NO CREDIT).

    See you there,

    Sandra

    LWAB, Georgina Community Manager Volunteer and Host 


    *This event is exclusively for our members. Not yet a member? 

    Join today - it's FREE!!! www.lifewithababy.com/Join



    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Bridge Community Church, 5440 16th Avenue, Markham
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    PLEASE NOTE: The registration for this event will open two weeks prior to the event date.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME

    Looking for an opportunity to get out the house with your baby?

    Come out and have a fun and relaxing time with other moms and their babies.

    We will sing songs to entertain the little ones and also have some topical sharing and discussion for mommies. We'll learn some basic sign language to help babies communicate and incorporate some of the newly learned signs into songs.

    So come out and enjoy some social time for yourself and for your baby.

    We will meet in the creative worship room, which offers a carpeted space with tons of room for roaming babies to practice rolling/crawling/walking their gross motor skills.

    This program is completely FREE and is meant for moms with babies from 0-18 months.

    Jessica, Lynda & Carmen (LWAB Volunteers and Hosts)

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Register for each week that you'd like to attend, so that we know to expect you and if there are any changes or cancellations, we can notify you. 

    Only register if you are going to attend. This event is very well attended and popular and we have a long wait list of moms who want to attend. So if you can not attend please cancel asap to allow for others to take part.

    Note: If you have consistently registered for this play date and not shown up, your registration may be cancelled in order to allow another member the opportunity to attend.



    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lionel's Farm, 11714 Mccowan Road, Stouffville
    Registration is closed

    Join our Volunteer Amanda as she explores the variety of farm animals at Lionels Petting Farm. Members and children can bring sliced apples, baby carrots, lettuce or bread pieces to feed the animals. Wear your rubber boots as spring time on the farm is bound to be mucky! 

    **Lionels Farm is a paid activity, which is the responsibility of the registered member. 


    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto
    • 11
    Register

    Join us as we stroll around the Toronto Zoo enjoying some fresh air and introducing our little ones to the animal kingdom. This event is perfect for families of all shapes and sizes. From infants to school age. One parent or the whole family! 

    The group will meet as a whole in a meeting spot and decide from there who and where to go. Smaller groups  work best for the actual walk to avoid waiting, crowding and feeling slowed down or sped along.  Details will be sent in a reminder email closer to the date

    ** Entrance fees to the Zoo are the responsibility of registered members. Please see the Toronto Zoo website for further details. 

    See you there, 


    Julie Bosomworth

    Community Manager, Stouffville



    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church, 4757 14th Ave, Markham ON L3S 3K3
    • 7
    Register
    小孩需要多多讚美? 

    EQ比IQ重要?

    Baby Einstein DVD 可以幫助語言發展?

    在12次的聚會中, 新手父母一齊坐下來,一起探討以上的育兒迷思,讓大家可以少走冤枉路 

    在90分鐘裏我們會一起看 育兒video, 分享書籍,跟寶貝BB一起做運動及討論兒童發展


    We have to keep praising our children?

    EQ is more important than IQ?

    Baby Einstein DVD will help in your baby's language development?

    Topic:

    Electronic: When should you introduce electronic devices to your kid?

    Host: Anthony



    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Byers Pond Park, Byers Pond Way Stouffville
    Register

    Join volunteer Katerina for a sunny stroll through Byers Pond followed by some park play time.  A blanket will be available for Tummy Time for babes. 

    Byers pond has a toddler climber, older kid climber, splash pad, shaded and covered seating, walking trails etc. Please bring items required for being outdoors in the sun and on the grass. 

    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Markham Stouffville Hospital Auditorium, 379 Church Street


    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Loft Kitchen, Longos Boxgrove - 98 Copper Creek Drive Markham
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Join us as we get messy and creative in the kitchen with our kids! 

    Longo's staff will assist us in creating delicious and nutritious snacks made by tiny hands! 

    We will also have a circle time with songs and bubble fun.

    The 1.5hr class is 15$ paid to Longos following the class. 

    *Please be advised that the recipes call for dairy, oats, strawberries, tomato, cheese, bread products. 

    *This class is suitable (with support of course) for ages 18 months - 4 years

    See you there, 

    Julie

    Community Manager, Volunteer



    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fincham Park
    • 19
    Register


    Come join us for a 3km morning walk through old Markham! We will start at Fincham Park (parking available: lot is at the corner of Fincham Ave and Paramount Rd). We will head towards Main Street and make a quick stop at Second Cup for those mommies who would like to pick up a beverage before heading back to our starting point. Babies of all ages are welcome! Kindly pre-register so we may notify you of any change/cancellation in the event of poor weather.

    Ideal age range: 0-18months

    Stephanie and baby Cameron

    LWAB Volunteer & host

    Please note the meetup details will be sent out with the email confirmation once you register for the event. 


    • Monday, May 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 155 Uxbridge - Pickering Townline, Pickering Ontario
    Register

    Join us for as we visit Earthbound Kids for their Spring Parent & Tot Drop-In Days. Parents with young children can enjoy the fresh outdoors in a farm setting, meet our friendly farm animals, play in our kids playground and participate in special programming. 

    Please remember to dress according to the weather as the activities are outdoors on a farm. Parents can expect to visit with animals, have a small activity or presentation, play at their playground and wander around the farm. 

    This is primarily a self guided or group guided activity. The farm staff do not provide structured programs during this drop in time. 

     All ages welcome. Programs are geared to ages toddler and pre-school.

    The cost is 5$ per child. Infants 12 months and younger are free. Payable at the farm upon arrival





    • Monday, May 28, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 28
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    SENSORY EXPLORATION TO BOOST YOUR CHILD COGNITION (6 MONTH- 17 MONTHS)

    WITH OVER 200 MIND-NURTURING, ENGAGING, STAGE APPROPRIATE , SENSORY APPROACH ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR BABAY.THIS PROGRAM EMPHASIZES ON HOW CHILDREN FORM TRUE UNDERSTANDING, NOT MERE EMPTY VERBALISMS AND ROTE LEARNING.

    THIS CLASS WILL HELP YOUR CHILD BUILD MEANINGFUL KNOWLEDGE, INDEPENDENT THINKING, CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, MEANINGFUL FOUNDATION FOR MATH AND SCIENCE!

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. Only the first class is free. All following classes you will have to pay for. 

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or 

    PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class. 

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.



    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Treehouse Play Centre, 9688 Leslie Str, Richmond Hill
    Register


    Treehouse Play Centre is an indoor playground and café plus more.

    There are areas for babies, moms and toddlers. Treehouse will allow LWAB the use of their party room at no additional charge for circle time.

    English Circle Time 11am; 

    Treehouse is offering LWAB members a visit the use of the party room for circle time and play for a special discounted rate of $5 cash per child including tax for all non-school age children, please bring/pay cash. Regular entry fee is $7 per child 2 and under and $12.50 for each child 2 and over. Treehouse is offering this special rate only to LWAB members and guest who have registered for this event. 

    You must register to be eligible for the discount. This is not a drop-in. 

    Please note:
    - there is no time restriction to this visit, however, there are no in-out privileges.  
    - socks must be worn by all in the Treehouse Play Centre.

    Treehouse does serve food, please visit them at http://treehouseplaycentre.com/

    See you there,

    Cathy




    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 30
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    BABY SIGN LANGUAGE (0 to 13 months)

    Studies show that learning Baby Sign Language has many developmental benefits and can boost brain development of the infant as early as 6-month-old. Baby Sign Language lets babies, as young as six months old, communicate their needs which can have a positive development on their emotional development as well and can benefit the child to have a larger word vocabulary and speaking earlier than average child. As a result, will provide a positive parenting skill. Through sign language parents can empower their children ability to communicate from early stages.

    Moreover, Brain studies also shows that these children have a + 12-point IQ advantage over peers and achieve better grades in school.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. Only the first class is free. All following classes you will have to pay for. 

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or 

    PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class. 

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.



    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Bridge Community Church, 5440 16th Avenue, Markham
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    PLEASE NOTE: The registration for this event will open two weeks prior to the event date.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME

    Looking for an opportunity to get out the house with your baby?

    Come out and have a fun and relaxing time with other moms and their babies.

    We will sing songs to entertain the little ones and also have some topical sharing and discussion for mommies. We'll learn some basic sign language to help babies communicate and incorporate some of the newly learned signs into songs.

    So come out and enjoy some social time for yourself and for your baby.

    We will meet in the creative worship room, which offers a carpeted space with tons of room for roaming babies to practice rolling/crawling/walking their gross motor skills.

    This program is completely FREE and is meant for moms with babies from 0-18 months.

    Jessica, Lynda & Carmen (LWAB Volunteers and Hosts)

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Register for each week that you'd like to attend, so that we know to expect you and if there are any changes or cancellations, we can notify you. 

    Only register if you are going to attend. This event is very well attended and popular and we have a long wait list of moms who want to attend. So if you can not attend please cancel asap to allow for others to take part.

    Note: If you have consistently registered for this play date and not shown up, your registration may be cancelled in order to allow another member the opportunity to attend.



    • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Byers Pond Park, Byers Pond Way Stouffville
    Register

    Join volunteer Katerina for a sunny stroll through Byers Pond followed by some park play time.  A blanket will be available for Tummy Time for babes. 

    Byers pond has a toddler climber, older kid climber, splash pad, shaded and covered seating, walking trails etc. Please bring items required for being outdoors in the sun and on the grass. 

    • Friday, June 01, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fincham Park
    • 20
    Register


    Come join us for a 3km morning walk through old Markham! We will start at Fincham Park (parking available: lot is at the corner of Fincham Ave and Paramount Rd). We will head towards Main Street and make a quick stop at Second Cup for those mommies who would like to pick up a beverage before heading back to our starting point. Babies of all ages are welcome! Kindly pre-register so we may notify you of any change/cancellation in the event of poor weather.

    Ideal age range: 0-18months

    Stephanie and baby Cameron

    LWAB Volunteer & host

    Please note the meetup details will be sent out with the email confirmation once you register for the event. 


    • Monday, June 04, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 30
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    SENSORY EXPLORATION TO BOOST YOUR CHILD COGNITION (6 MONTH- 17 MONTHS)

    WITH OVER 200 MIND-NURTURING, ENGAGING, STAGE APPROPRIATE , SENSORY APPROACH ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR BABAY.THIS PROGRAM EMPHASIZES ON HOW CHILDREN FORM TRUE UNDERSTANDING, NOT MERE EMPTY VERBALISMS AND ROTE LEARNING.

    THIS CLASS WILL HELP YOUR CHILD BUILD MEANINGFUL KNOWLEDGE, INDEPENDENT THINKING, CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, MEANINGFUL FOUNDATION FOR MATH AND SCIENCE!

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. Only the first class is free. All following classes you will have to pay for. 

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or 

    PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class. 

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.



    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Treehouse Play Centre, 9688 Leslie Str, Richmond Hill
    Register


    Treehouse Play Centre is an indoor playground and café plus more.

    There are areas for babies, moms and toddlers. Treehouse will allow LWAB the use of their party room at no additional charge for circle time.

    English Circle Time 11am; 

    Treehouse is offering LWAB members a visit the use of the party room for circle time and play for a special discounted rate of $5 cash per child including tax for all non-school age children, please bring/pay cash. Regular entry fee is $7 per child 2 and under and $12.50 for each child 2 and over. Treehouse is offering this special rate only to LWAB members and guest who have registered for this event. 

    You must register to be eligible for the discount. This is not a drop-in. 

    Please note:
    - there is no time restriction to this visit, however, there are no in-out privileges.  
    - socks must be worn by all in the Treehouse Play Centre.

    Treehouse does serve food, please visit them at http://treehouseplaycentre.com/

    See you there,

    Cathy




    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 30
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    BABY SIGN LANGUAGE (0 to 13 months)

    Studies show that learning Baby Sign Language has many developmental benefits and can boost brain development of the infant as early as 6-month-old. Baby Sign Language lets babies, as young as six months old, communicate their needs which can have a positive development on their emotional development as well and can benefit the child to have a larger word vocabulary and speaking earlier than average child. As a result, will provide a positive parenting skill. Through sign language parents can empower their children ability to communicate from early stages.

    Moreover, Brain studies also shows that these children have a + 12-point IQ advantage over peers and achieve better grades in school.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. Only the first class is free. All following classes you will have to pay for. 

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or 

    PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class. 

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.



    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Bridge Community Church, 5440 16th Avenue, Markham
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    PLEASE NOTE: The registration for this event will open two weeks prior to the event date.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME

    Looking for an opportunity to get out the house with your baby?

    Come out and have a fun and relaxing time with other moms and their babies.

    We will sing songs to entertain the little ones and also have some topical sharing and discussion for mommies. We'll learn some basic sign language to help babies communicate and incorporate some of the newly learned signs into songs.

    So come out and enjoy some social time for yourself and for your baby.

    We will meet in the creative worship room, which offers a carpeted space with tons of room for roaming babies to practice rolling/crawling/walking their gross motor skills.

    This program is completely FREE and is meant for moms with babies from 0-18 months.

    Jessica, Lynda & Carmen (LWAB Volunteers and Hosts)

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Register for each week that you'd like to attend, so that we know to expect you and if there are any changes or cancellations, we can notify you. 

    Only register if you are going to attend. This event is very well attended and popular and we have a long wait list of moms who want to attend. So if you can not attend please cancel asap to allow for others to take part.

    Note: If you have consistently registered for this play date and not shown up, your registration may be cancelled in order to allow another member the opportunity to attend.



    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 28
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    Baby Gym (3-14 months Thornhill)
    A fun class for baby to get a little exercise for the day through play. They will be playing with several mini courses; Trampoline, Cheese wedge mat, incline mat and a tunnel etc.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. If you are attending this class for the first time the class is free. But all following classes you will have to pay for the fee.

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class.

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.





    • Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto
    • 15
    Register

    Join us as we stroll around the Toronto Zoo enjoying some fresh air and introducing our little ones to the animal kingdom. This event is perfect for families of all shapes and sizes. From infants to school age. One parent or the whole family! 

    The group will meet as a whole in a meeting spot and decide from there who and where to go. Smaller groups  work best for the actual walk to avoid waiting, crowding and feeling slowed down or sped along.  Details will be sent in a reminder email closer to the date

    ** Entrance fees to the Zoo are the responsibility of registered members. Please see the Toronto Zoo website for further details. 

    See you there, 


    Julie Bosomworth

    Community Manager, Stouffville



    • Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 30
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    Math & Literacy ( 14 MONTHS- 3 YEARS)

    THIS CLASS IS SET UP WITH MONTESSORI LEARNING MATERIALS TO HELP ENCOURAGE BASIC FUNDAMENTAL OF MONTESSORI LEARNING IN AREAS OF LITERACY AND NUMERACY.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. If you are attending this class for the first time the class is free. But all following classes you will have to pay for the fee.

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class.

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.



    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Byers Pond Park, Byers Pond Way Stouffville
    Register

    Join volunteer Katerina for a sunny stroll through Byers Pond followed by some park play time.  A blanket will be available for Tummy Time for babes. 

    Byers pond has a toddler climber, older kid climber, splash pad, shaded and covered seating, walking trails etc. Please bring items required for being outdoors in the sun and on the grass. 

    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 30
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    Free Community Program - Read, Talk, Sing and Play (Newborn - 18 months)

    Children will enjoy a fun and interactive learning in literacy and numeracy through play, singing and musical movement. The class places emphasis on the importance of parent engagement and quality interaction and connection with young children.

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. 




    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 30
    Register

    This program is brought to by:



    Dance exercise with Baby class (Infant- 16 months)
    A fun and dynamic class for mom and baby. The emphasis is on getting mom back to her beautiful self and enjoying quality bonding time with baby. We accomplish this by getting mom to wear the baby in a sling while following a blend exercises and dances. Music and movement are incorporated to maximize the cardio and muscle strengthening for mom over the course of the program. Class created by mom Lisa Oberman who is an experienced Professional Ballerina; Stage Performer and Competitive Dancer; Teen Dancer Of The Year Award Winner; TV Contestant and owner of L'Dance.

    Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6POgXviLj0

    PLEASE NOTE: This event is only for LWAB members. If you are attending this class for the first time the class is free. But all following classes you will have to pay for the fee.

    The fees are as follows:

    DROP IN CLASS is $15.00 or PURCHASE 5 CLASSES for $40.00. This is a savings of $7 per class.

    CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS FROM PURCHASE DATE.

    CLASSES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.





    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fincham Park
    • 20
    Register


    Come join us for a 3km morning walk through old Markham! We will start at Fincham Park (parking available: lot is at the corner of Fincham Ave and Paramount Rd). We will head towards Main Street and make a quick stop at Second Cup for those mommies who would like to pick up a beverage before heading back to our starting point. Babies of all ages are welcome! Kindly pre-register so we may notify you of any change/cancellation in the event of poor weather.

    Ideal age range: 0-18months

    Stephanie and baby Cameron

    LWAB Volunteer & host

    Please note the meetup details will be sent out with the email confirmation once you register for the event. 


    • Monday, June 11, 2018
    • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Inventive Minds Kidz Academy, 7751 Yonge Str, Thornhill ON L3T 2C4
    • 30
    Register