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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…

Tips for the First Day of School or Child Care

The first day at school or first day of child care is a milestone for both parents and child. While you may be going through a mixture of emotions try not to pass on any anxieties to your child. Most children settle into school or child care quickly but do not be concerned if it takes a little longer. Your…

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.…

Tips for Celebrating Canada Day With Kids

Celebrating Canada Day with kids takes extra planning, but these tips can help.   Remember when Canada Day used to mean meeting all your friends downtown, enjoying refreshing drinks on a sunny patio, dancing to your favourite Canadian bands in an electric crowd, and then belting out the national anthem while taking in a magnificent fireworks display.  Those were the good old…

Celebrating Inclusive Mother’s Day & Father’s Day

As we celebrate and honor parents and families, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be opportunities for recognizing the diversity of family structures. While some children have a mother and a father, others may have two moms, two dads, a single mom or dad, grandparents raising them, divorced parents or a whole range of other family situations. Here are some…

Hoppy Easter

Easter is just around the corner, children often recognize Easter as a time when the Easter bunny comes to visit.  The inclusion of the rabbit into Easter customs appears to have originated in Germany, where tales were told of an “Easter hare” who laid eggs for children to find. German immigrants came to America and brought the tradition with them…

Stroll Into Spring

Whether you are a first time parent or just in the market for a new stroller, here’s some information to help you figure out what best suits your needs. What to do before you purchase: 1. Do some research before you start your stroller search. Visit the recalls and safety alerts directory to make sure the product you are interested…