Five Wellness Lessons From A Toddler
In the wake of World Mental Health day, the amount of stress in our modern day lives is obvious. And while stress itself is not considered a mental health problem, it often leads to depression and anxiety, which are the most common mental health issues. Yet there’s a natural source of inspiration – and even stress relief – in our lives that we may just have overlooked. The average toddler expresses qualities we have long since abandoned due to overwhelming ‘busy’-ness. Here’s five things that come naturally to toddlers that we can use to improve our general well-being
Kids’ Health Information for Parents in Different Languages!
To reach optimal physical health and mental well-being, children need to: get enough sleep; make healthy food and drink choices; be more active; and limit the time they spend in front of screens. Kids' Health pamphlets are available in 22 languages
to help parents and caregivers.
Keeping School-Age Children Healthy: Nutrition and Physical Activity
Good nutrition and physical activity are important parts of staying healthy. They can prevent obesity and some chronic illnesses. You can play an important role in encouraging and modelling healthy habits for school-age children. This virtual lesson
will help you understand portion control, meal components, food safety, and ways of promoting lifelong physical fitness.
NEW! Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 16 Languages
Refugee parents come to Canada with unique settlement needs, and language barriers that make it challenging to get information to support their parenting, children’s development, and the health and safety of their family here in Canada.
We’ve developed a series of 14 parent resources
to help - and they’re available in the 16 languages most commonly spoken by refugee families here in Canada!
Keeping Children’s Teeth Healthy
It’s important to teach your child how to keep their teeth healthy. This resource offers some helpful tips. This resource is available in multiple languages for download.
Helping Your Child Cope With Stress
Settling in Canada can be stressful. What’s more, if your family had a long journey to safety, it’s common to still feel fearful. However, this can lead your child to feeling fearful, too—and that can result in stress. In this tip sheet, you’ll learn how to recognize the signs of stress in your child. Once you know what to look for, you can work as a family to find ways to begin to feel safe again. This resource is available in multiple languages for download.
Make Bedtime Better: The Sleep Guide for Parents
Many families struggle with bedtime routines and helping children develop healthy sleeping patterns. This guide
is full of information about all things related to children's sleep. The topics have been broken down into useful sections to make it easy to find the information and you're looking for.
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years)
As young children grow and develop they need to move, sleep and sit the right amounts each day to be healthy - and this simple visual helps us to understand just how much moving, sleeping and sitting children of different ages need each day
NEW! Eat Right Be Active Booklets
We all want children to grow up healthy and feeling great- and these booklets can help! They are full of everyday ideas that busy parents and caregivers can put into action so toddlers
, and school-agers
can eat well and be active.
Why Kids Should Play Outdoors in Winter
In winter and cold weather children’s play is often limited to the indoors. Adult fears about safety and negative attitudes toward exposure to cold weather are the barriers that prevent children from accessing play in winter months, but it's up to adults to focus on the importance of children’s play, regardless of the season. After all, play should not be restricted to warm weather. Let’s welcome winter with a playful attitude