These free typing games will help make learning this important skill fun. Photo: BBC Living in today’s digital world, it’s pretty crucial that kids know how to type. But learning this important skill doesn’t have to be a chore—there are plenty of fun ways to log some online typing practice hours. Here are 10 typing
Because it’s impossible to play with your kid all day long. Photo: @SueWhite on Instagram Four-year-old James doesn’t like to play alone. “He enjoys Lego and building toys, but even then he seems to want an adult to play with him,” says his frustrated mom, Lori Hogan. “He wants to show us his progress every
The federal government made a commitment to significantly reduce child care fees by the end of 2022. Here’s how much you can expect to save. Last year, when the federal government announced its plans for an ambitious Canada-wide child care plan, parents were cautiously optimistic. Could this crucial and long-overdue dream finally become a reality?
At least 20 countries around the world have reported unusual cases of acute hepatitis in children. Should Canadian parents be concerned? The headlines are scary. Kids around the world are getting hepatitis and no one knows why. At least 20 countries have reported unusual cases of acute hepatitis in children in recent months, prompting health
It’s been more than two years since the pandemic began and while every other age group has had the opportunity to be vaccinated, parents of kids in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere are still waiting for a COVID vaccine for kids under 5. For many parents, it’s been a nervous few months. “The vast majority of
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can affect people of all ages. The condition is brought by a physical or emotional traumatic experience or a series of traumatic events. People affected by PTSD are troubled by disturbing thoughts, memories, and flashbacks, and associated thoughts for weeks,
Image: Shutterstock It is important for teens to have some hobbies. A hobby helps in relieving stress and, if nurtured, can serve as a fun relaxation activity too. Drawing is a great pastime for tweens and teens. It is cheap, accessible, and there is no limit to creativity. They can explore the entire universe and
Image: Shutterstock Brownies, cookies, cakes, and pizzas are favorites for most children. But one thing that they enjoy more than eating is baking. Baking recipes for kids can encourage their creativity and imagination. To help along, we bring you some irresistibly delicious and sweet baking recipes that need fewer ingredients and easy baking. Delicious Baking
Why should kids have all the fun? Here are some great April Fool’s Day gags that will get the whole family laughing. Make this April Fool’s Day one your family won’t forget when you “foolify” your gang’s morning routine. These time-tested gags are safe, easy to do and guaranteed to garner giggles from your troops.
If you’re looking to pack their baskets with goodies that go beyond the basic chocolate bunnies and cream eggs, look no further than these sweet Easter gifts. 1. Sweet Springtime Lantern Photo: Lantern Lands $20, mastermindtoys.com 2. Unicorn Horn Sidewalk Chalk Photo: Twee $22, babycharlotte.com 3. Cottonball Rabbit Family Photo: Li’l Woodzeez $35, toysrus.ca 4. Sprinkled
The founder of The Caring Society opens up about her journey, the achievements she’s most proud of and why she always has a bag of Hawkins Cheezies on standby. International Women’s Day is here, and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, where we are striving for a world without bias, discrimination and stereotypes. It couldn’t be
We tried Apple’s newest model of the budget-friendly smartphone to see just how kid-friendly it is. Once you’ve made the decision to get your kid their first phone, you quickly realize just how overwhelming it is to figure out which device to buy. It’s a pricey investment, so you want to get one that lasts—but
Most kids in Canada no longer need to wear masks at school, but many health experts say wearing one is still a good idea. Here’s how to decide what’s right for your family. When kids in Ontario head back to the classroom after their March break, there will be one very obvious change: They will
Calgary mom Karla Bouvier’s* daughter was still having poop and pee accidents at four years old. “We kept thinking, ‘She needs to try harder to get to the potty. Why is she having these accidents?’” But when Bouvier brought her concerns up with their doctor, she realized the accidents weren’t her daughter’s fault: she was
As the parent of a kid with disabilities, I already know most people don’t care about kids like mine, but seeing it—hearing people flout Omicron’s alleged mildness—has really shown me how easily people can disregard a life. Whenever my son starts to run a fever, it sends me into a panic. He is one of
Delicate infant and toddler skin requires gentle care. Here’s how to make sure their skin stays as soft and smooth as, well, a baby’s bottom. Created for Taking care of that sweet new skin is important to parents and caregivers, but when common infant skin conditions like cradle cap, diaper rash and eczema strike, it
All preschoolers cry! But some personality types get upset more easily and often than others. If that’s your kid, here’s how to deal. I was lucky it was only my third, of four, who resorted to quick tears to express her emotions—by then I had a lot of tips and tricks and a thick skin.
“What music do you like? Taylor Swift?” I’m at an east-end Toronto tattoo studio, but the question isn’t for me. It’s aimed at my 5-year-old daughter, who is here to get her ears pierced. I giggle nervously and say that Elmo is more up her alley. Minutes later, “Elmo’s Song” is playing throughout the studio.
The annual Black History month school assemblies is fading away with February. The 2022 theme picked by the Canadian government for Black History Month, “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” itself is an admission that Black history month is currently a performative annual ritual. Yet the realities raised in Black History
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE It is well-known that smoking poses several health hazards. According to research, the younger a person starts smoking, the harder it is to quit the habit. Also, teens who smoke are at an increased risk of falling for alcohol and drug abuse (1). Moreover, statistics show that teenagers who do