February 10, 2018

We live in a technological world, where children can access any information with the click of a button. Sometimes it feels impossible to micro-manage every little app your child downloads.

Below is a list of some popular apps- the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Here is what you need to know!

1. Audio Manager

Sounds harmless, right? This app is completely UNRELATED to music, volume, videos, voice notes, etc. The purpose of this app...

December 29, 2017

We could all be more active, especially our kids! Did you know that kids who regularly participate in physical activity have higher cognitive performance and overall brain function1?

We’ve all heard of the many benefits of physical activity: it strengthens your heart, helps cope with stress, controls your weight, etc. However, it also can be a great intervention to help kids who are attentive or hyperactive!

If we’re going to ge...

December 22, 2017

Communication and cooperation with others are skills we all need to learn in order to succeed in life. It is so important to start learning how to work in a team from a young age! How do we build those skills?

TEAM BUILDING! The skills learned from team building are important parts of personal and group development for your child. Practicing being an effective team member can allow children to gain confidence in their own abili...

March 9, 2017

Whether it’s starting rumours that whip around the playground, name calling or physically pushing you around for fun it’s called bullying and it’s infesting our schools and playgrounds. And whether it’s the bully or the one being bullied it’s a behaviour that will influence our children’s development for years to come.

Although children are told to report any bullying to a nearby adult, this doesn’t always have the outcome we w...

February 7, 2017

There is no end to options when you’re looking at birthday parties for children. However, finding something that fits the age and preference of your child, not to mention your budget, can be frustrating but not impossible.

Here are five top options when looking for fun on your child’s birthday:

1. Activity

What’s better than expending loads of energy in an enclosed space that’s not your home? Laser Tag, trampolines, bowling, indo...

January 17, 2017

What are the benefits to children when they listen to music?

January 5, 2017

Keeping your kids healthy and happy can be conflicting end games when confronted with the plethora of sugary snacks at the grocery store. The problem with sugar is that it spikes their energy for a short time then falls flat leaving your kids tired and often hungry. Sugar is also hugely addictive so it can easily lead to binge snacking and over-indulging.  But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are better options than choco...

December 20, 2016

Bring the activity home with your kids

... Yes, you’re tired when you get home from work, but playing with your kids is good you both the kids AND you! It helps relieve stress, promote family bonds, and improves cooperation and support within the family.

There are several ways to be more active with your kids, but here’s a list to get you started:

  1. Go for a walk

You could go around the block or find a local trail. Make a gam...