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182 - Sesame Street Day 🎉
Today’s edition of The Localist is brought to you by the letter “L” and the numbers 5, 1, and 9! That’s because we’re joining New York in celebration of Sesame Street Day with a list of five local organizations focused on teaching our kids (and us) all kinds of awesome!
London Children’s Museum 🐋
The first of its kind in Canada, The London Children’s Museum has consistently been one of the most immersive play experiences this city has to offer. For over 45 years, they’ve been curating exhibitions and crafting hands-on learning experiences from the 7000+ items in their permanent collection, and with a future move to 100 Kellogg Lane, we can only hope for another 45 more years of this local treasure.
Growing Chefs 👩🍳👨🍳
We’d list Growing Chefs on account of their pizza nights alone, but the sheer number of cooking classes for kids and their families they’ve run over the past 15 years is nothing short of amazing. Throw in all the work they do in classrooms and for the community at large and it’s astounding to see how deep their roots go.
Running out of their new center in London’s SoHo neighbourhood, Nshwaasnangong Child Care & Family Centre has been providing a “sense of home” through their Indigenous-led programming for over a year now. With a mission to rekindle languages, honour the teachings of ancestors, and live in balance with Mother Earth, we expect to hear a lot more about this organization’s commitment to the community for years to come.
There’s a lot going on over at Childreach (just check out their calendar), but we’ve always been drawn to their Wild Child Outdoor Playgroup. Because, really, is there anything better than playing outside with a bunch of new friends?! ☀️☔️🌬❄️
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