Making routine injections a success
Many Canadian children are faced with daily or routine injections to manage different conditions. For example, current estimates suggest that approximately 240,000 Canadians, or 1 in 150, have type 1 diabetes, requiring daily injections and
Salmonella infections a danger
Salmonella infections are infamous for the nastiness of their symptoms — fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and bloody diarrhea. They're also known for being particularly serious for babies under the age of one
Healthy eating for the whole family. pets included
(NC)-With Canadians becoming more and more health-conscious, it's only obvious that concerned pet owners would start to place the same emphasis on their pets eating and lifestyle habits, as they do for the rest of the family.
Tunes from Sesame Street
Putumayo Kids Presents Sesame Street Playground (Putumayo Kids) — A few generations ago, this compilation would have driven the kids wild. I know my own age group, which grew up on Sesame Street, would have been
Writers that deliver the info
Information books can offer young readers a smorgasbord of delights. Here is a mixed bag of topics well presented.
Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod give us Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn’t Know About
Even though the excitement of the Summer Olympics is still fresh in our minds it’s time to look ahead to 2010 when the Winter Olympics come to Canada. The back-to-school crowd can get a head start on the Games by
Coffee with kids
Children don’t usually mix well with coffee and conversation so for those parents who crave a café experience but need to keep the kids happy, there’s Small World Café in Toronto’s East Danforth Village
Two girls, two worlds
We are on a cramped wooden motorboat complete with bamboo outriggers -- heading to the shores of Poro, a remote island in the Philippines.
Music appreciation 101
Music & Truffles (Mooredale Concerts) — Time once again to think about cultural education, not just regular school stuff, and Music & Truffles is the program that will get young ones up to speed on classi
Festival celebrates books and more
The Word on The Street (Queen’s Park) — This has always been an event that literate types love to attend, and once kids come along, they keep going every year, whether the little ones like it or not. Well, they
Connecting with kids
Question: Now that school is around the corner, I’m getting nervous again about how to connect with my 12 year old daughter. The summer went well but I get anxious about how to keep our relationship strong during thi
School Year Resolution for Helicopter Parents: Back Off
While parental involvement is key to a child’s success in school, at what point does a participating parent become a smother mother (or father)?