As the Great White North goes into its second month of shutdown, keeping wee-ones entertained is paramount for all parents. From aquarium tours to virtual ballet classes, here are some of our top suggestions to keep your children learning, having fun and most importantly, occupied.
National Ballet of Canada Is there a tutu-clad star twiddling their thumbs (and toes) in your house? Let the darling dance! The National Ballet of Canada has free, follow-along classes through their Instagram page! They offer ballet lessons for both children and adults at all levels!
En francais s’il vous plaît… Voici une ressource pour les activités en français en ligne pour vos enfants. For you native English speakers with beautiful bilingual beasts at home, here is a hub with everything you require.
Magic Languages If you have a budding linguist on your hands, Toronto-based Magic Languages has brought their classes online, with free offerings in French and Spanish.
Ontario Science Centre Any little STEMheads in your house? The OSC has your back. Keep their brains curious with their Science At Home programming which offers everything from in-home science experiment ideas, free educational films and meet-the-scientist forums.
Little Bins For Little Hands If you answered yes to having little STEMheads in your house, but your science-loving sweetie happens to be a toddler, Little Bins For Little Hands is what you seek. Little Bins is full of safe slime, lego, and other science-forward activities for two and three year olds.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Everything is better down where it’s wetter, take it from us! Your homeschool afternoon will go swimmingly with an assist from Ripley’s Aquarium! From a shark cam (cue Jaws music) to downloadable educational fun, there is something for every budding marine biologist.
University of British Columbia If there is a future Picasso of any age in your house, UBC’s digital colouring book library is sure to bring you hours of creative fun. They make it possible to bring maps, landscapes, mythical creatures, and much more to life!