When we lived in the city, there was no shortage of extracurricular activities for The K Man. From music classes to baby gyms, the choice was overwhelming and we relied on veteran parents to tell us which ones were the best.
It’s about this time of year that I start to get a bit antsy because it’s time to pin down our fall activities and commit. And while all of the choice in Toronto was a bit much at times, our choices out this way for quality programs are much more limited – especially for Miss Q’s age group.
If we still lived downtown, I’d be pretty stoked to check out Kidville Canada, which will open its doors for the first time on Canadian soil on August 24 (read on for details about checking it out for free!).
Kidville’s first flagship location is in Toronto’s Yonge Lawrence Village neighborhood (fancy!). Programming is directed at newborns through age six, and features creative classes in music, dance, gym and art – under one roof. It would be like one-stop-shopping if you could sell your kid there. But you can’t, so don’t get any ideas.
There’s also a boutique and an indoor playground, giving families even more to do before and after classes.
And birthday parties. Oh, the parties to be had at Kidville! With 18 different party themes, if you can’t find one to suit your munchkin, then your problems are bigger than Don King’s hair.
I’m thrilled to be part of the Kidville Canada Blogger Community, and we’re chomping at the bit to start planning Miss Q’s third birthday party at Kidville. We’re totally torn between two themes: ballerina or princess (mostly because as soon as she wakes up each morning, she asks to wear either a frilly bathingsuit, a tutu or a princess dress, then twirls around saying over and over that she’s “dancing like a beautiful princess” – you see my conundrum). Watch the virtual tour of the dance studio and tell me that isn’t the cutest darn thing you’ve ever seen…
I look forward to reporting back later this year about the planning process, co-ordination efforts, party package, execution and fun quotient.
Check it out for yourself at the grand opening event, which is open to the public for free on August 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a performance by the Kidville house band (called the Rockin’ Railroad), face-painting, an all-access pass to the indoor playground and much more! Just RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canada’s first Kidville is located at 3420 Yonge Street in Toronto. To join the Kidville community, visit www.kidville.ca. Spots are still available for the fall 2013 semester, beginning the week of September 9 and running for 16 “class” weeks through the week of January 6, 2014. You can even just sign up for a trial class.
And remember to check back in December for my review of the Kidville Canada birthday party experience!
Which birthday party theme would you choose?
DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored (paid) post, but as part of the Kidville Blogger Community, I agreed to write a post about the grand opening event in advance of the birthday party that Kidville will host for Miss Q and her Princess Posse.