With the holidays just around the corner, our therapy team has put together a list of some of their favourite toys and games that are also excellent tools in helping children develop a wide range of skills. Hopefully, this will help parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles in selecting fun and educational toys as gifts for

Reading is a gateway through which children can explore and engage with the words on a page, as well as advance skills that are essential to school success and development. Your child has worked hard all school year to achieve his or her current literacy levels. Finding ways to encourage your children to read throughout

Now that school is out, and summer is officially here, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beautiful weather while staying active with your kids. From swimming, biking, walking and hiking to visits to the park or playing games in the backyard – there are endless ways to stay active and have fun. But

Top holiday toy recommendations from our Therapists Every parent wants their child to succeed, whether it is in school, work or play. We want toys that promote this success; encouraging intelligence while remaining fun and keeping our children entertained for more than five seconds. With a world filled to the brim with Hatchimals, Minecraft and

Over the summer holidays, students are at risk of a significant loss of academic skills.  Studies have indicated that this loss can be the equivalent of a month of instruction, as well as up to two months for students from disadvantaged areas.  When school starts again, the student therefore has to dedicate a substantial amount

Through these winter months it is very tempting to stay indoors curled up on the couch with some hot cocoa. Despite the below zero temperatures, it is still important for kids to spend time outside in the fresh crisp winter air. There are many outdoor activities that are unique to this wonderful season, so get

A summer success story Our summer camp provides many opportunities for social and community goals to be targeted throughout the camper’s time with us. During one of our Summer Camp programs, we had met a family who was excited to hear that our community excursions involved the use of public transportation, particularly the bus. The

Preparing for routine changes 5 W’s to a smooth routine change Change itself is one of the only things we cannot change. That being said, one of the most difficult things to prepare a child for is change. Whether it be changing schools, or changing a routine it is bound to be difficult. As parents,

Tips to help you keep your child’s mind engaged throughout the summer As the summer quickly approaches, many parents are thinking about summer plans for their children and activities to keep them engaged and learning. Our child development experts share their tips for a summer of fun and learning to help children retain what they

Do changes to routines affect your child’s behaviour at home and in school? Learn how we can help. Getting children into good sleep or study routines is tough enough; vacations and daylight saving time can add an extra element to the challenge of keeping to a family’s routine. Changes in routine can be fun but

Parents, and family, play a critical role in a child’s language development. During this busy holiday season, encouraging your child’s developmental needs can seem overwhelming. Keep in mind that the holiday season is filled with natural opportunities to encourage your child’s language development. Here are some fun ways to nurture your child’s development this holiday season.