Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities for Different Ages
These handouts are perfect for sharing with parents who are looking for suggestions for games and activities to do with children of different ages. The activities can promote child-caregiver bonding and build children’s brains through play.
Being a Teen in Canada – Available in 7 Languages
The Being a Teen in Canada tips sheets, video, and facilitation guide are part of the Family Life in Canada resource series. The goal of this series is to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada and encourage them to access information, programs, and services in their community. All you have to do is sign up to get access to the free resources that are available in 7 languages - making them easy to use with the newcomer families you work with!
Learn with Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry
Natural Curiosity is a beautiful website full of educational resources and professional learning opportunities for educators who wish to deepen their own inquiry into inquiry-based learning, the four-branch environmental inquiry framework, and Indigenous perspectives.
How to Help Young Children Heal from Pandemic Trauma
As we move out of this pandemic and many of us cautiously emerge into public life again, you can almost feel the collective exhale. Yet, we cannot gloss over the trauma our society has experienced over the last year and a half. Moving forward, educators will replace healthcare workers on the front lines as they support and address the pandemic’s lingering impacts on children’s emotional health and how this will play out in the classroom. So, keeping your program and space feeling safe and predictable for children is going to be key over the coming months.
Caring for Kids New to Canada: Updated Resource List
Caring for Kids New to Canada has updated this list of online health information for parents in other languages!
Happy Canada Day!
On Canada Day 2022, let's celebrate our people, diversity, and youth. Wherever you are, enjoy the festivities and celebrate what makes you proud!
Even Superheroes Need Support: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Early Childhood Educators – E-book
Early childhood educators have always been superheroes. In addition to parents and caregivers, they are tasked with the single most important role in a child’s early development and education: introducing the roadmap for life. The work every early childhood superhero does is some of the most rewarding in education, but can also be the most stressful. Long before the relentless storm of the pandemic and social and global unrest, early childhood educators were experiencing high levels of stress and burnout. Clearly, our superheroes need support too.
Activity Idea: Ice Chalk Art
Chalk is a fun summer activity that children love - and ice chalk is easily washed away with just a little water! Made with simple and easy-to-find ingredients, it's a great way to help keep kids cool. And remember to visit LET'S PLAY for more activity ideas this summer!
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math for Preschoolers?
Lately, everyone seems to be talking about STEAM. It’s a hot topic in the world of education, but what does it really mean? STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. You may think some of these subjects seem lofty for young children to grasp - and in some ways, that’s true. But young children can build a strong foundation for future learning by exploring STEAM preschool skills and concepts through play. And there are lots of STEAM activities that you can do with children to keep them engaged and learning using simple household items!