September 2015

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Plan for high school years in advance

Plan for high school years in advance

Parents need to do extensive homework when trying to decide where to send their kids to high school.
Geordie returns to venue at Concordia

Geordie returns to venue at Concordia

Geordie Theatre celebrates 35 years of productions and showcases three of its most popular shows
Duck festival in Eastern Townships offers up lots of family entertainment

Duck festival in Eastern Townships offers up lots of family entertainment

The 20th edition of the Brome Lake Duck Festival takes place on weekends from Sept. 19-27, 2015
A “fun” convention just for kids

A “fun” convention just for kids

KidCon Montreal offers a weekend dedicated entirely to children and fun on Sept. 26-27, 2015
City teeming with FREE art-centric events

City teeming with FREE art-centric events

Montreal's Journee de la culture offers various art-type activities in more than 350 neighbourhoods in the province
Music & arts festival includes fun just for kids

Music & arts festival includes fun just for kids

POP Montreal offers a variety of kid-friendly workshops and activities at Kids POP
Pokémon concert coming to Montreal

Pokémon concert coming to Montreal

The Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions musical tour comes to Montreal on Aug. 30, 2015
Workshop about packing healthy lunches

Workshop about packing healthy lunches

A dietician will be dishing out some tips and tricks to help parents with this oftentimes difficult daily task
It's time to relax and let boys roughhouse

It's time to relax and let boys roughhouse

Boys naturally engage in play that is physical, competitive and action packed. And we need to stop limiting this natural way of playing
Take a FREE tour of Quebec farms

Take a FREE tour of Quebec farms

One day every year, the owners of a large number of farms around Quebec invite families to learn more about farming and agriculture
Fashion parties let kids show their flair

Fashion parties let kids show their flair

Little Fashion Workshop, a Montreal party service, offers custom fashion party packages for kids ages 6-12
Concordia’s Observation Nursery on the move

Concordia’s Observation Nursery on the move

The nursery’s philosophy emphasizes a child-centred approach with a focus on play.
Sports programs for kids with intellectual disabilities

Sports programs for kids with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics Quebec offers programs to young children living with intellectual disabilities
Ball hockey-type rinks coming to Kirkland

Ball hockey-type rinks coming to Kirkland

New DEK hockey rinks opening on the West Island this fall
Bicycle-style desks keep fidgety kids focused

Bicycle-style desks keep fidgety kids focused

Some Montreal schools have purchased these bikes to help kids who have difficulty keeping still for long periods of time
Walk-to-school program gaining momentum

Walk-to-school program gaining momentum

There are many benefits to Trottibus, a program that has adult volunteers and children walking to school instead of driving
Why are kids so stressed out?

Why are kids so stressed out?

Many parents are confident they would recognize the signs if their kids were anxious but some youngsters are very good at hiding their stress
Kids can try out for Montreal Glee club

Kids can try out for Montreal Glee club

The Segal Centre's new Glee Academy starts in October for kids in Grades 4 to 8
New photography program for teens

New photography program for teens

Cookie Photo will offer a 10-week photography program for teens this September
‘Funky Feet’ dance studio opens in D.D.O.

‘Funky Feet’ dance studio opens in D.D.O.

The Studio by Funky Feet features two large studios and a baby gym, and offers a variety of dance classes like jazz, hip-hop and ballet
Dorval unveils new community and aquatics centre

Dorval unveils new community and aquatics centre

The new Dorval Aquatic Centre is set to open in late August or early September of 2015
Never too young to rock n’ roll

Never too young to rock n’ roll

Monkey Rock Music in Montreal now offers music programs for kids aged 4 & under
Wrap up summer at Laval’s family festival

Wrap up summer at Laval’s family festival

Laval's Fete de la Famille offers music, live shows, a pirate village and medieval tournament, a farm, pony rides, teen zone and more.
Little locomotives shine at model train expo

Little locomotives shine at model train expo

Kids’ clothing store offers designer labels

Kids’ clothing store offers designer labels

Studio Kidz, a new children's clothing store in Montreal also offers a kids' play lounge with XBOX, candy bar and toys
Does homework improve students' marks?

Does homework improve students' marks?

Find out what happened (apart from making students very happy) when one Quebec elementary school banned homework as part of a pilot project last year
How I pulled off a great surprise for my son

How I pulled off a great surprise for my son

With the help of two young men, a little Irish luck and good timing, I was able to make a trip to Dublin extra special for my 9-year-old son Max
Should children take supplements?

Should children take supplements?

Montreal Pediatrician, Dr. Robin Kugelmass, explains when and why they may be beneficial
Harvest festival produces old-fashioned fun

Harvest festival produces old-fashioned fun

The historical Maison Saint-Gabriel in Pointe St. Charles is hosting an event that showcases characters dressed up blacksmiths, an arrow-weaving specialist, basket weaver and more
Kids need to get moving!

Kids need to get moving!

According to a recent study, Canadian kids are not getting nearly enough exercise as they should
Video game exhibition at Montreal Science Centre

Video game exhibition at Montreal Science Centre

As this highly popular exhibition winds down, visitors can enjoy a special Friday and Saturday night admission price for $6.
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