Babies are miniature versions of people, just as cupcakes are miniature versions of cakes and mouths are miniature versions of Steven Tyler's mouth. Take care of smaller counterparts with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two tickets to the Calgary Baby & Tot Show at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park (a $24 value) on either Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. or Sunday, October 16 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Children under 12 are admitted free.
At the Baby & Tot Show, families meander around a showroom floor packed with more than 100 exhibitors, activities, seminars, and guest speakers aimed at assisting parents with bringing up their babies. Equipped with their kids, parents browse and play duck-duck-goose around an array of booths displaying the latest technology, apparel, furniture, and products for children. Teach kids to read with early literacy programs from Little Wonders, bemuse young scientists with educational diversions from Discovery Toys, or promote a playroom's feng shui with furnishings from Kidz Kitz Worx Inc.. During interactive workshops, seminars, and presentations by guest speakers, parents pick up pointers on raising a family before steering strollers over to the information booth, where visitors sign up to win prize packages. Meanwhile, a panel of impartial judges sift through all the show's attendees and dish out awards to the most useful products, most helpful services, and most delicious teddy bears.
After playing around with the latest gadgets, young ones can backstroke across a sea of plastic orbs at the ball pit or discover their inner artisan with arts and crafts activities at the Kids Corner. Mothers can attend to their baby's needs at a nursing station and all parents can freshen up their tiny doppelgängers at a diaper station.
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