Childrens Books

How Children's Books Make Me A Better Parent

Tara Mandarano | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

Reading has been an ingrained part of our family life since even before she was born. My husband read Dr. Seuss to her while she was in utero, and we've continued to incorporate books into her life as she's grown. Reading in the "big bed" is an essential component of my toddler's bedtime routine.

How To Build A Reading Corner In Your Home

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Debbie Wolfe

Thursday is International Literacy Day, a chance to celebrate the power of reading in children's lives. If you're a book-lover yourself, you may remember curling up with your latest childhood treasure (it was Anne of Green Gables for me!)

Are Your Kids Ready To Read Again?

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Debbie Wolfe

If reading has lapsed in your household, you're definitely not alone. And take heart: August is a great time to get kids reading again. The growing boredom of unstructured time can actually work in your favour. And young minds are well-rested by this stage, offering a fresh capacity to think outside of themselves.

10 Canadian Children's Authors You Must Introduce Your Kids To

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Parents

This list goes beyond Robert Munsch and Lucy Maud Montgomery.

17 Books To Teach Your Kids About Aboriginal Heritage

The Huffington Post | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Parents

Each of these books honours Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Kaylee Lambert

This Children's Book Knows Where You Live

HuffingtonPost.com | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Parents

A personalized book that "doesn't suck."

Lucid Dreaming Can Help Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A. | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A.

"Mommy! Daddy! I had a nightmare!" These words can make your heart sink. How does a parent get inside their child's head and "protect" them from the "boogyman?" The answer is, frankly, you can't. But there IS a way to help your child learn how to face their nightmares.

Scarlett Johansson Shines In Audible's 'Alice In Wonderland'

Lauren Buritsch | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Music
Lauren Buritsch

Alice in Wonderland continues its comeback streak with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson's audio version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland via Audible Studios, an Amazon company. Audible says, "It tells the story of the young and imaginative Alice, who grows weary of her storybook, one 'without pictures or conversations,' and follows a hasty hare underground -- to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters."

Explore The World This Holiday Season With Children's Books

Joanne Sallay | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Whether you're heading out of town to a holiday destination or enjoying a relaxing staycation at home, reading is a great activity for children to escape and explore the world. Here are four children's books that will bring adventure, culture and delight to the entire family.

Stand Up To Bullying With These Children's Books

Joanne Sallay | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Books often act as our friends, companions and teachers. They can entertain, educate and impart life lessons. Stories can also be introduced to students from a very young age and many of these stories carry meaning for years to come.

Finding Innovative Ways to Teach the World's Children to Read

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

On International Literacy Day, I find myself thinking about classrooms where the challenges go far beyond folding paper. I think of children in the world's poorest, most remote regions, who walk for hours every day to reach the nearest school.

Children's Books Are the Best Management Guides

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Business
Kathy Buckworth

Every week there are hundreds of management books written and published. But do yourself a favour, and instead of buying another guru's latest book, revisit your child's bookshelf, or the children's section of your local library or bookstore. Many of the classic tales contain all of the management advice you'll ever need.

Four Summer Book Ideas for Kids

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Amitha Kalaichandran

ummer is a great time for reading. In fact, encouraging child literacy is a very key part of healthy child development. We also know that reading is a great option to avoid excessive screen time; children under the age of two should have no screen time at all, and limited amounts as they get older.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Robert Munsch

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Parents

No Canadian storyteller is more celebrated than Robert Munsch. With over 50 published titles, the children’s author has been stealing our hearts for...

14 Fantastic Gender-Positive Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

For most kids, reading is right up there with magic. Through books, children are handed keys to new worlds and are introduced to unknown people and cu...

The Story Behind This Famous Book Will Tear You Apart

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Love you Forever is likely Robert Munsch's best-selling book, which is saying a lot. The children's author has more than 50 titles to his name, includ...

This International Women's Day, Remember the Great Female Thinkers

Amy Leask | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, I wanted to share a handful of female thinkers who are sometimes overlooked, but who contributed in meaningful ways.

My New Year's Resolution: Turn Our Children Into Better Thinkers

Amy Leask | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

In the next few days, like many, I'll resolve to eat better, sleep more, exercise more, swear less, spend less, and keep the garage neat and tidy. I'll probably find these resolutions hard to uphold. There is, however, a promise I make every year, one that I work very hard at keeping. On January first, and on the 364 days that follow: I will resolve to try and help children become better thinkers. The problem isn't a lack of good intentions on our part. The problem is that we sometimes overlook some of the finer points of "good thinking" when teaching it to youngsters.

Great Book Gift Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

My ultimate favourite gift to give and receive is books.They are timeless and can give hours of entertainment! As the holiday season is upon us, I wanted to share with you a few of the classics that have hit home in our house.

10 Sad Kids Books That Will Make You Bawl Your Eyes Out

Jenna Em | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Want to have a good bawl? Then read any of the following kids' books with a giant box of tissues! If you plan to read these stories to an actual child, pause often to weep, shake and quake.

20 Classic Christmas Books You Probably Read As A Kid

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Living

This is the perfect time of year to curl up by the fire (real or artificial) with a good book and a mug of cocoa. The only thing missing? A classic Ch...

11 Children's Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada Living

When it comes to children's literature, there's no shortage of classics. The stories you read to your kids now are probably the tales you grew up read...

Winnie The Pooh Was Even Cuter In Real Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Living

You may be familiar with his jar of honey, fuzzy yellow fur and tiny red shirt, but the real Winnie the Pooh was a different type of bear altogether. ...

Four Must-Read Kids' Books that Parents will Love

Joanne Sallay | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Joanne Sallay

Laugh out loud funny, The Boss Baby is a charming board book deserving a place in baby's first library. This story will answer the question of who in the family is truly in charge once the new baby arrives on the scene. New parents will especially enjoy this one, as it's sure to bring on some smiles and chuckles.

Help! My Child Has Hundreds Of Books!

Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living

Your child’s favourite bedtime story sits atop a teetering pile of books in their room, gathering dust. It hasn’t been touched for months, because...