The Monster Dash: A Digital Story About Resilience and Flexibility

With a positive outlook, some flexibility, and a little help from grown-ups, children can learn to bounce back from challenges. This digital storybook is about one of many ways to build resilience: reframing. Read it together with children to help strengthen their growing bodies and minds!

A Beautiful Collection of Parenting Resources in Many Languages

The Australian Parenting Website has a lovely collection of parenting resources that are available in many languages - including articles, posters and videos on topics like daily care, nutrition, sleep, special needs and more... all free and available for you to download and share with the parents in your program.

Affirmation and Celebration: New Report Offers Recommendations for Supporting Multilingual Preschool-Age Children during the Pandemic

Affirming and celebrating all language practices supports children’s identity, and social and emotional well-being, as well as fosters their learning and development. That’s the top message from a new report that focuses on ways that parents, family members and other adults can help multilingual preschool-age children cope with the stress and trauma of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Nurturing Your Preschool-Age Multilingual Child Amid COVID-19: The Important Role of Languages describes the language development of multilingual children and how to nurture them through daily conversations and other interactions.

Making Caring Common

Making Caring Common has a variety of resources for families, parents, and caregivers. They offer activities, tips, resource lists, and discussion guides to help you and your team foster kindness and caring with the children in your program.

How to help young kids cope with the trauma of the last year

5 Ways Immigrant Parents Support Children’s Home Language Learning

It is important to preserve and develop a child’s home language for their cultural, linguistic, and social development. Yet, languages other than English are often not welcomed or encouraged the way they should be in classrooms. Here are 5 important ways that immigrant parents pass along their important linguistic, cultural, and social knowledge to support children's home language learning.

6 Active Games Kids Can Play With a Pair of Socks

Are you looking for fun physical activities that kids can do at home? Here are 6 simple games with sock balls that kids can play indoors with limited space and “equipment”—including single-player games kids can enjoy even when a parent or sibling isn’t able to join them.

Free Picture Book Shares First-Time Experiences of Immigrant Children in Canada

New Canadians Centre in Peterborough has published a new children’s picture book that shares the experiences of immigrant children when they arrive in Canada - and it's available online in 7 languages! Written and illustrated by Peterborough artist Casandra Lee (herself a recent immigrant), Building A Home was inspired by the stories of six local newcomer children — including learning English, going to school, visiting large supermarkets, experiencing winter and snow, eating pizza, and more.

Shifting How We Manage Challenging Behaviours: Try Viewing Behaviour in a New Light

When you look at challenging behavior as an indication of the skills children still need to build, you can move from constantly reacting to behaviors to identifying missing skills and intentionally working with children to strengthen these skills. Here are a few different ways that we can look at challenging behaviors that might shed new light on what we see in our programs.

Preventing and responding to children’s exposure to intimate partner violence

The risks of intimate partner violence intensified due to the pandemic context. The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development has launched an infographic summarizing the latest knowledge on the consequences associated with children’s exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and on ways to mitigate and avoid them. We invite you to share this infographic with your networks, as we all work together to put in place, as quickly as possible, the most promising interventions to reduce the distress and hardship of domestic violence.