A family picnic. A long drink from a water fountain on a hot day. Backyard camping under the stars. These are just normal family activities and the stuff of summer, but like warm weather in Ottawa, they’ll be gone in […]
Camp Survival Guide The first time at a sleep away camp is a wonderful rite of passage for children. They make new friends, learn new skills and exert some independence. These guidelines will set your child up for a successful […]
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis discusses parents’ roles in school readiness What is school readiness? School readiness, a term used frequently in the preschool and kindergarten setting, means that a child is ready to enter a social and educationally-based environment. In other […]
Start this year off right with good infection prevention habits Childhood infections such as the flu and the common cold are caused by germs called viruses, which are spread very easily, especially in preschool and school-aged children. Germs can spread […]
Winter doesn’t have to mean frosty afternoons huddled indoors. Instead, bundle up the kids for an exciting adventure, exploring one of your local nature trails. LOOK DOWN! Animal tracks From the small mouse to large white-tailed deer, there are so […]
Technology is all around us and becoming more integrated in everything we do. From exploring an idea to conceptualizing that idea to creating something, most, if not all that process is now done using some form of technology. Children are […]
Skating safety tips While skating is a great recreational activity for kids, outdoor conditions change quickly and frequently throughout late winter and early spring. During the mild weather that we often experience in February and March, serious cracks begin to […]
As a concerned parent or guardian, here are some tips to ensure you’re building positive eating habits in your children from a young age that leave them energized, well-fed and ready to take on the day.