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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Sat Sep 02, 2017 - Sat Dec 30, 2017
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Leading to Reading is a free program for children Grades 1-6 in need of extra support in reading and writing. Children are matched with a volunteer, who will work with them one-on-one for one hour every week, at a specified t...

Icon of the event Cantonese Storytime
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Registration begins Aug. 12th. Register in person or by calling 416-396-8979


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 26
Tue Oct 03
Tue Oct 10
Tue Oct 17
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Songs, stories, rhymes and fingerplays for toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 18 months to 3 years....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 26
Tue Oct 03
Tue Oct 10
Tue Oct 17
Tue Oct 24
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Thorncliffe

Stories, songs and crafts to take home for toddlers to enjoy with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. For ages 19 mos.-4 yrs. For more information, please call 416-396-3865.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 27
Wed Oct 04
Wed Oct 11
Wed Oct 18
Wed Oct 25
Icon of the event Fun With Letters
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Children will start to recognize letters by participating in different hands-on activities including alphabet blocks, puzzles, stamps and other activities.This program is co-sponsored with Malvern Family Resource Centre and i...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 28
Thu Oct 05
Thu Oct 12
Thu Oct 19
Thu Oct 26
Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. For children birth to 5 years of age, with parents or caregivers. A Ready for Reading program. Drop in, no registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 29
Fri Oct 06
Fri Oct 13
Fri Oct 20
Fri Oct 27
Icon of the event Family Time
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Brookbanks

Ontario Early Years, Don Valley East staff will be presenting this interactive drop in program for children 0-6 and their care givers.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 29
Fri Oct 06
Fri Oct 13
Fri Oct 20
Icon of the event Play It Up: Language and Literacy Program
10:00 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join Tina Osahan, Child Development Consultant and Lisa Henderson, Early Literacy Specialist, in fun, easy experiences to promote your child?s language development and literacy skills....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 29
Fri Oct 06
Icon of the event French Family Time
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Thorncliffe

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children 5 years and under in French with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required. For more details, call 416-396-3865.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 07
Sat Nov 04
Sat Nov 18
Sat Dec 02
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Tickles, bounces and songs for children from birth to 11 months of age. To register, visit or call the Branch at 416-396-8740.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 11
Wed Oct 18
Wed Oct 25
Wed Nov 01
Wed Nov 08