This Week on City Mom – Things to do in London
London is lucky to have many great educational and recreational facilities that are affordable and family friendly. This week on City Mom we take an in-depth look at two of them:
LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
The London Children’s Museum has supported learning and imagination of London children for decades! I have fond memories of playing at the museum as a child and now I just love taking my daughter there to learn and play.
Joy Birch, Children’s Museum Executive Director takes us on a tour of the museum and its exhibits. From Sifton Street Where You Live to the new My Arctic Discovery exhibits, imagination and learning through play is promoted.
The museum is about more than just exhibits; birthday parties, summer camps and facility rentals are all offered to the public. Imagine hosting your next holiday party among dinosaurs, space shuttles and polar bears?
CONNECT WITH THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CENTRE – WESTMOUNT
The Ontario Early Years Centre is brought to us by The Ministry of Children and Youth Services and London is lucky to have three locations. This week we visit the Westmount location.
The London West Ontario Early Years Centre is a place for children up to the age of six and their parents/caregivers to take part in programs and activities together free of charge. This centre also brings together in one location information about children’s services and programs in our community.
The London Children’s Connection is the lead agency of the Ontario Early Years Centre. More information about the LCC can be found here.
SERVICES & PROGRAMS
- Playgroups with crafts, music and stories
- Programs to introduce children to math, science and reading
- Pregnancy and new baby support
- Parenting workshops and information on children’s development, behaviour, safety and nutrition
- Child care
- Health services
- Recreation programs
- Family support services
- Services for children with special needs
- Early years volunteer opportunities
CONNECT WITH THE OEYC
Facebook: London West
MORE ON CITY MOM
Check out this week’s Urban Exposure where we get a sneak peek into one of London’s sustainable living festivals, the Grickle Grass Fest. We also chat with Glenda Smith of Smith Cheese Inc. at the Covent Garden Market in City Mom’s Kitchen.
NEXT WEEK ON CITY MOM
Next week is another exciting episode on City Mom. I invite you into my condo and share our two dirty little secrets with you. Condo living has its benefits but one of the downfalls is a lack of storage. Thanks to Karen Hunt and Betsi, our place gets a makeover!