January: what you might have missed

We know it can be hard to check Kids in the Capital everyday. That's why we put together these monthly recaps to give you an ideas of what you might have missed.  And you don't want to miss a thing.  Today, in addition to recapping a very busy January, we are launching our newsletter.  We will be publishing the monthly recap on the blog and sending it to our newsletter subscriber list.  The newsletter will also be a place we will use to publicize special events and contests. We'd love for you to sign up!

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Activities for Kids

We played with bean bags, brought sidewalk chalk inside and fed the birds.


Our monthly post from the Ottawa Public Library was about Storyteller's favourites.


We made cheese trains and pizza, kitchen sink pasta, and talked about vegetables the kids will eat. We also decorated a cake with fondant. And played with it.

Parenting Tips

We talked about first trips to the dentist and the eye doctor and about the importance of taking care of your relationship when you have young children.  We also talked about the serious issue of talking to your kids about Alzheimer's.

Services for Kids

In January we visited the breastfeeding cafe, got messy at  4Cats Arts Studio, and took a trip to the Museum of Nature.

Social Media Mondays

We learned about Stumble Upon, Flickr, Podcasting and also talked about coming out from behind the computer.

Winter activities

We went skating on a local pond with new contributor Thomas (we're thrilled to welcome a dad to our regular contributor list!), went snowshoeing, and made snowmen in a jar. Shawna talked about getting out of town during the winter in a two  part series on getting ready to go on vacation.

It was a busy month! Do you have fun activities planned for you and your family in February? If you'd like to share great things to do in Ottawa with other interested parents, email us at kidsinthecapital(AT)gmail(DOT)com to blog for Kids in the Capital! 

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