Summer is over and the kids have gone back to school! Once they get settled in their new classrooms, you'll both be thinking about registering for the upcoming after-class activities that they love. Below are a few centres around town that will encourage your child to move, learn, grow and have fun.
VIBE Dance & Fitness Studio
If your child enjoys moving to the music, VIBE Dance & Fitness Studio offers recreational classes created just for that energy. As one of Toronto's biggest dance studios, their non-competitive philosophy focuses on getting the best out of every child. No matter what age, the directors encourage everyone to simply sweat, smile and have fun. Check out the website for more details on class offerings.
Chamelea Science and Birthday Party Centre
Is your child curious? The directors of Chamelea have created an entire centre for curiosity and intuition, where the classes are designed to stimulate your child's mental growth through science, history and art. With The Wonders of Science and The Explorer Lab, frequently asked questions like, “why are dinosaurs extinct?” and “why doesn't a spider get stuck in its own web?” are answered through hours of fun. Click here for more information on scheduling.
The Chef Upstairs
Do they love experimenting in the kitchen? Give them the right tools. The Kids Cooking Class Programs at The Chef Upstairs teach kids the basics of food preparation, cooking techniques and most importantly, eating healthy. The Chef Upstairs is 100% nut and peanut free. See the website for after-school program times.
Red Fish Blue Fish Creative Café
Not quite ready to stray too far? The Red Fish Blue Fish Creative Café is a hub of creativity where you can sit and enjoy a coffee and the kids can feel at home. Enroll them in reading classes, foodie classes, languages, yoga and even creative play while you sit back, relax and watch them grow. See the website for more details on scheduling and registration.
Lytton Sports Camps (LSC)
Many children are a bundle of energy and Lytton Sports Camps (LSC) are the perfect place to get the wiggles out and make new friends. LSC is a multisport camp that focuses on all levels of tennis, soccer and basketball. They believe that sport is fundamental to future success. So what better way to start the school year than encouraging team spirit? Check out the website for more details on Fall scheduling.
Whether they are interested in dance, science, cooking, yoga or team sports, Toronto has many options to keep your child stimulated during those after-school hours. Have them choose what interests them and feel confident that they are in good hands, learning while growing and, best of all, having fun!
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