November 30, 2014Creative play and art is an important part of development and helps nurture your preschooler’s senses. You can help support your preschooler by creating an encouraging environment and allowing plenty of time for free-flowing creative activities.
November 30, 2014Learning language is a lifelong process and supports your child’s ability to communicate and express feelings. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is an important first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write.
November 30, 2014Now that your child’s a preschooler, you can expect longer, more complex conversations about all sorts of things. His vocabulary will continue to grow, and he might show that he understands the basic rules of grammar. You can also look forward to some entertaining stories!
November 30, 2014Now that your child’s a preschooler, you can expect longer, more complex conversations about all sorts of things. His vocabulary will continue to grow, and he might show that he understands the basic rules of grammar and you can look forward to some entertaining stories.
November 30, 2014Sharing is an important life skill. It’s something toddlers and children need to learn in order to make friends and play cooperatively.
November 30, 2014No longer a toddler, your preschooler is less top heavy and can generally get around faster and with more confidence. She’ll also be holding crayons with her fingers instead of her fists, can make balls and ropes out of clay, and can undress without help.
November 30, 2014Your toddler's physical development is amazing to watch. Here you'll learn what to expect, from running to jumping to grasping a pencil.
November 30, 2014Preschoolers love to play. They love to play with parents, other children and on their own, and with toys or other objects. Play helps preschoolers learn about social relations and teaches them about sharing and taking turns.
November 30, 2014Play is more than just fun for kids. It’s how they learn, and how they work out who they are and where they fit in the world.
November 30, 2014Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your child’s general health. You can get your child off to a great start by cleaning her teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
August 11, 2013Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them - and their benefits - forward for the rest of their lives.
August 11, 2013By encouraging your toddler to play, you are helping your toddler's physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language skills to develop.
August 8, 2013The Breastfeeding Buddy is an easy fun and educational tool to support your breastfeeding at this important time of life for you and your baby. This web based app has tips, tools and videos to help you with breastfeeding and more.
November 3, 2013Putting a baby to sleep is sometimes not an easy task. Some babies are naturally better sleepers than others. Here are some tips on helping you and you baby establish a healthy sleep schedule.
November 4, 2013Healthy eating is always important and when you’re pregnant it's vital. Here is a guide on what to eat when pregnant to ensure that you and your baby get all the nutrition you need.
August 10, 2013Learning to do hand expression in the first three to four days after your baby is born is important.
August 11, 2013The first trimester of pregnancy brings big changes, from weighing less than a gram at 5 weeks pregnant to hearing its heart beat at 8 weeks pregnant. Here's an overview of the changes you can expect for your body during this time.
August 14, 2013There are 4 stages of labour. Watch to learn what happens and how you might feel during each stage.
November 5, 2013All children need physical activity and movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.
November 3, 2013Starting at 12 months of age, toddlers need an assortment of food three to four times a day, plus one or two snacks. If you're wondering what foods are best for toddlers, we have a comprehensive list that will help.
January 20, 2015“Taste training” isn’t boot camp for fussy eaters. It’s about learning healthy eating as a life skill. Here are some everyday practices to support your child to learn healthy eating.
October 21, 2014Halloween is always a spooktacular time for kids to dress up as their favourite character and make their way around the neighbourhood in search of treats. This year, why not try a new type of hauntingly thrilling give-away when trick-or-treaters come knocking?
October 8, 2014The first trimester of pregnancy is full physical changes, emotions, and appointments. Use this as a guide of what to expect during the first 0-14 weeks of pregnancy.
July 1, 2014Keep your kids fueled and ready for summer fun with these 5 easy snack ideas that they can make themselves. See how simple healthy snacking is for yourself!
February 25, 2014Being pregnant, three things have happened that I didn’t expect: (1) I've been asked very personal questions by not so close acquaintances, (2) my belly has been rubbed by people I wouldn’t otherwise be touched by, and (3) I have become a magnet for receiving free advice, including about nutrition.
February 18, 2014Check out the updated Brand Name Food List. An online tool that supports healthy food choices in BC public schools.
January 14, 2014Healthy eating in BC schools is about to get a little easier with the release of the revised Guidelines for Food and Beverages Sales in BC Schools, 2013 edition.
October 1, 2013October 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. Learn why it's so important for both mom and baby to breastfeed and why it's best to have some help along the way.
September 17, 2013Here are three simple food and drink tips for helping your child keep a healthy smile.
September 3, 2013Back to school lunches are nothing to fear. Here are tips to becoming a lunch box expert.