My Children Are The Only Black Kids At Their Preschool

Davina Hamilton | Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada Parents
Davina Hamilton

Largely speaking, race is not something that tends to bother very young children. So when I discovered that my four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son were the only black children in their new preschool, I wasn't sure how to feel.

Why Canada Needs A Universal Child Care Program

Workopolis | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Parents

Two-parent Canadian families spend nearly a quarter of their income on child care, according to a 2016 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development report. That puts Canada among the most expensive countries for child care within this group of 35 wealthy countries. Single parents in Canada face an even tougher situation, spending nearly a third of their income on child care.

Why We Should Be Investing In Disadvantaged Children

Jerry Diakiw | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Jerry Diakiw

It is widely known that disadvantaged children perform dramatically lower on cognitive achievement tests than children from well-to-do families. We know what the problem is. We even know what to do about it. But do we have the political will? Early childhood education delivered to disadvantaged children as young as one to four clearly promotes economic efficiencies and reduces lifetime inequalities.

19 Weird And Wonderful Ways To Paint (No Brush Required!)

The Huffington Post Canada | Tara Wilson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Parents

My kids love to paint, but they get bored of doing the same old projects all the time. Nothing frustrates me more than dragging out all the craft supp...

How To Teach Boys About Consent

The Huffington Post Canada | Leah Birnbaum | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

My son runs towards me at full-speed and dives into my arms. He buries his head and tucks it in for a full-fledged snuggle. Then he pulls away, looks ...

17 Awesome (And Easy!) DIY Kids' Birthday Cakes

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Kids' birthdays and their birthday parties are an annual highlight for every child. And at the centre of every party is the birthday cake (right after...

The Class of 2030 Should Start Using These 5 Tech Tools Now

Martha Turner | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living
Martha Turner

Much like the landscape of careers Canadians' perceptions of the classroom is changing. What tools should our children start using to better prepare them for the classroom for the future? Based on what we've seen these are the top five tech trends preschool children will begin adopting to better prepare them for the future of learning.

Should You Opt for Learning or Play in the Early Years?

Natacha V. Beim | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Alberta
Natacha V. Beim

The reason why parents and teachers feel forced to choose between learning and play is because they are not aware that doing one doesn't necessarily mean ignoring the other. Many parents and early learning centres have focused solely on free play or strict school-like lessons. The reality is, you can choose a hybrid of both.

Your Kid's First Day Of School: What New Parents Need To Know

Andrea Traynor | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

It's August, so inevitably just about everything, at every turn, is back to school-related. But some of us aren't sending our kids back to school -- we're sending them off to school for the first time. My first-born -- my baby boy who's actually four-years-old and no longer resembles a baby in any way except in my mind -- starts junior kindergarten in less than a month. We are so not ready.