Child Development

20 Strategies for Building Resilience in Children (Backed by Science)

This article succinctly describes 20 practical and powerful strategies for promoting resilience in your program.


RIRO Resiliency Guidebook

This guidebook is for child-serving professionals and parents. It aims to increase awareness of the importance of promoting resilience through caring relationships and adult modelling of resilient thinking and coping strategies.


30 Games and Activities for Self-Regulation

These 30 games and activities support planning and problem solving, memory, attention, motor control and sequencing. They’re a great way to introduce self-regulation strategies to kids!


Children’s Storybooks that Promote Resilience

Reaching In Reaching Out has a list of English and French storybooks that illustrate resilient thinking and coping in action- and promote cultural competence too!  Each book is annotated and categorized by the resiliency abilities it supports.


New Research on How Babies Learn Two Languages

In a new study, an international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months of age are really good at processing two languages!

Ten Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Did you know that resilience is learned? Some of the children you work with may have experienced trauma. Even very young children absorb frightening events, so it’s important to have strategies to help them settle into their new life here in Canada. Here are 10 tips for building resilience. Review these ideas for strategies you can use or share with parents.

Hold on to Your Home Language parent brochures are available in 21 languages!

How do you talk to parents about the importance of keeping their home language?  Mylanguage.ca has brochures that can help you explain the benefits to parents - and they're available in 21 languages! Download Hold on to Your Home Language for the parents in your program here...

Translated Tip Sheets for Parents

Do any of the families you support have 10-12 year old children? You can help them by printing out these translated tip sheets from the Psychology Foundation of Canada. The tip sheets are available in six languages, on topics like: Managing Conflict, Friends, Independence, Discipline, Puberty and Relationships

Free Parent Brochures and Guides (English and Spanish)

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. They have resources for parents that are available in both English and Spanish.

ConnectABILITY – Special needs resources for parents and caregivers

Developed by Community Living Toronto, ConnectABILITY is a site full of helpful tips, tools and resources for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.