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Activities Ideas to Help Get Kids Moving!

Keep children moving while learning with daily, quick and creative physical activities. Ideally, kids should have two to three active play times every day. Instead of thinking of exercise as a separate scheduled activity, just try to weave quick “moving” moments throughout the day.

Physical Activity Ideas for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

This website is full of physical activities ideas for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It offers a variety of ideas, strategies, information and resources that are perfect for sharing with parents to help them use the space within their homes, the materials they have, and their limited time to model and encourage physical activity!

The importance of hand washing for kids

Proper hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. Do you know how to teach proper hand washing?


Looking for new ideas for physical activity?

Active for Life has compiled a great list of physical activity ideas for you to try – and they’ve made it easy for you to search for an activity to support a specific age group or skill!


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!


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.


Safe & Unsafe Toys for CNC During COVID-19

While planning for CNC reopening, it’s important to think about what the children can and cannot play with. Since early childhood education is based on hands-on play, you want to find ways to stay true to that philosophy but in a safe way. Here is a list of appropriate toys for use and inappropriate toys for use according to safety and health guidelines.


Hand sanitizer recalls

Health Canada is advising Canadians that certain hand sanitizers are being recalled from the market because they contain ethanol or denaturants that can be poisonous to children and are not acceptable for use in Canada. For an up-to-date recall list, visit Health Canada Recalls and Safety Alerts


Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

COVID-19 has placed a tremendous strain on individuals and families across the country. Many people are concerned about their physical and mental well being. Canadians are being challenged in a number of ways because of isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life. Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources you can share with families to help, including modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.


A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development

In this challenging time, child development has not paused, and supporting children, families, and care providers of all kinds is as important as ever. This guide pulls together information on COVID-19, including what it means for child development, and shareable resources that can help parents, caregivers, child care providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families.