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December is a time to learn about holidays around the world!

December is a time to learn about holidays around the world!

The last few months of the year are filled with family celebrations in many cultures.  This time of year presents a unique opportunity to teach children about different celebrations and observances such as Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. In daycare, we focus on ensuring that all children feel welcome and have a true sense of belonging and having the opportunity…

Helping Your Kids Spring Forward

Helping Your Kids Spring Forward

On March 13, 2022, we move our clocks forward one hour, which means losing one hour of sleep. This adjustment can be difficult for kids’ sleep schedules. We are sharing some tips to help ease the transition. Go slowly. Consider adjusting your child’s schedule gradually, starting a few days before the day of the change. Move your child’s bedtime 15 to…

6 TIPS FOR RAISING STRONG, CONFIDENT GIRLS

6 TIPS FOR RAISING STRONG, CONFIDENT GIRLS

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women and their strengths and achievements.   The day is also focused on breaking down barriers that continue to exist.  The strong, vibrant women of tomorrow are girls today and it’s never too early in a child’s development to think about our own biases (and how to overcome them) and…

6 Tips for Raising Strong, Confident Girls

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day for Canadians and many countries around the world to celebrate women and their strengths and achievements.   The day is also focused on breaking down barriers that continue to exist.  The strong, vibrant women of tomorrow are girls today and it’s never too early in a child’s development to think about our own…

How to Create Your Own Family STEM Game Night

Family game night has been a long-standing tradition in many homes. It’s a great way to bond and have fun as a family. But how about adding a little educational fun to the mix by exploring STEM together? STEM is the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and has become widely popular in preschool and school curriculums as it…

Helicopter Parenting and How to Stop It

When you think about the future of your kids are you relieved or are you anxious? Or are you both at the same time? Relief probably indicates that your child is fairly independent and wise when it matters. Anxiety, on the other hand, could be due to a string of bad decisions by your child or perhaps just a few…

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

As Halloween approaches, there is more to consider than picking costumes and carving jack-o-lanterns. It’s important for parents to be mindful of keeping this day for tricks and treats one that is safe (and fun, of course!) Here are some safety tips to remember: Costumes Try to dress children in costumes that are brighter in colour so they are easier…

3 Simple Ways to Teach Children About Giving Back

Teaching our children about giving back to others is certainly a topic that can be discussed all year round, but with Thanksgiving almost here, this is typically a time families are in a spirit of giving. There are many ways we can teach children about being charitable. Whether it’s by getting involved in the community where you live or by…

31 Ways to Celebrate Family Fun Month

August is National Family Fun Month, and what perfect way to wind down the summer with your loved ones than by engaging in some fun-filled activities together! To help you with some ideas of family-friendly things to do, we’ve put together a list of 31 ways you can enjoy Family Fun Month – one idea for each day of August.…