Parents

20 Developmentally-Appropriate Activities for 6-9 Month Olds

Play is a powerful part of childhood development, and there are so many important developmental milestones during infancy. But it can sometimes be difficult to come up with ways to play with babies. Here are some play ideas for 6-9 month olds.


Choosing your words carefully…

Changing the way we speak to children is the first step in changing behaviour. When we teach children what to do instead of telling them what NOT to do, behaviour changes and relationships grow. Here's a list of common phrases used with children - along with suggestions for alternatives!


The Magic Triangle of Reading Aloud: The Book, the Child, and the Adult

Children’s picture books are full of joy and learning (phonological awareness, development of pre-reading skills, problem solving, and decoding, just to name a few). In this webinar, participants will learn about the magic that happens when you combine a great book, adult, and child, and how to select great children’s books for young children.


Global Digital Library

Global Digital Library is a collection of digital storybooks and other reading materials that are available in 43 languages - and easily accessible from mobile phones or computers!


Wearing Masks: Downloadable PDF Story

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is important to reassure children and help them understand why the people around them are wearing face masks. Here's a little story that uses lots of visuals and provides simple explanations for children - and it's available in English and Spanish!


Understanding Children’s Emotions in Extraordinary Times

In this video, Dr. Jean Clinton, a psychiatrist and advocate for children's mental health, speaks with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) to share her expertise in dealing with children's emotions in this extraordinary time. She also talks about ideas, resources and tips to help ease the challenging transition back to on-site work as the pandemic unfolds.


Tackling COVID-19 Together: MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Looking for ways to explain COVID-19 to children, keep families engaged with learning activities, and teach best practices for staying healthy? These tip sheets and infographics are full of helpful reminders on how to stay healthy, happy, and connected during COVID-19. Available in English, Spanish, Mam and Tagalog.


12 Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you need ideas for physical development activities for toddlers and preschoolers in your care to help get them moving, here are a few games to try!

Global Storybooks

Global Storybooks is a free multilingual literacy resource for children and youth worldwide. Now, you can read, download, toggle, and listen to a wide variety of illustrated stories in different languages!

5 Ways To Nurture Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) is a hot topic these days! And with so many different books and articles to choose from, it can be challenging to process all of the latest findings on EI, much less apply them to everyday life. Here's a quick overview of the research and 5 everyday strategies to help children grow their emotional intelligence in your CNC program.