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Resources for Families During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

From the latest information about social distancing to activities for your children, we’ve got you covered with these online resources. Information About COVID-19 Get the latest updates on this evolving situation from a local to a global level. Mental Health Support for Families This is a stressful time, but you don’t have to go through […]

Gross Motor Activities to Get Kids Moving

April 3, 2020

Gross motor activities help children stay active, form healthy habits, and develop the large muscle and coordination skills they will need to do things like get dressed by themselves. They are also lots of fun! Try these gross motor activities to get kids moving at home. Play with Pillows Create a mountain of pillows or […]

Talking to Your Children about COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Wondering how to speak with your child about COVID-19 and social distancing? The Region of Peel has provided the following resources for parents. How can we talk to kids about COVID-19? Be “realistically reassuring” This article from the Canadian Pediatric Society provides some ways to reassure children in this stressful time. Talking to Your Anxious […]

Information About COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Looking for more information about COVID-19? The Region of Peel has provided the following resources for families who want to know more. This situation is evolving; all resources are based on the information that is currently available. Region of Peel Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in Peel. The Region of Peel has the latest information about […]

7 Days of Energy Busters

April 2, 2020

After being cooped up inside for the past couple of weeks, we’re all starting to feel a little restless. Luckily, fun is just a hop, skip and a jump away! Try out these play ideas to break up your child’s day with physical activity and burn off their extra energy. 1. Balance Walk Practice balancing […]

4 Games with Kitchen Tongs

March 27, 2020

Kitchen tongs are a great tool for children to practice using their small muscles. Here are our favourite games to encourage children to grip, grab, hold, and build with tongs. Laundry Basket Fishing You will need: a laundry basket tongs miscellaneous toys and objects Sit or kneel in the laundry basket “boat” surrounded by a […]

7 More Days of At-Home Play

March 26, 2020

Open-ended activities do more than keep children occupied—they also help them continue to learn and give you a much-needed break. Try out these 7 activities using materials you already have at home. 1. Found Object Structures You don’t need blocks to build. Instead, try finding objects around your home to build different structures! Try building with: […]

Tape Activities for Children

March 25, 2020

There are lots of ways to get creative with tape! These activities are a great way for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to practice their fine motor and gross motor skills when they’re stuck indoors. For All Ages Tape objects to the floor or a table. Practice sticking and unsticking the objects. Use stronger tape to […]

Mental Health Support for Families

March 20, 2020

This is a stressful time, but you don’t have to go through it alone. You can find local services at 211central.ca. The following resources are also available to support families in Peel Region. Crisis Support for Parents and Caregivers 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin The Crisis Support line provides 24/7 support to anyone experiencing a […]

Online Activities for Children During COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Being stuck at home doesn’t mean children have to stop engaging with new experiences. Here are some online resources that will keep your children learning—and give you some much-needed quiet time—during the COVID-19 outbreak. For Animal Lovers Home Safaris by the Cincinnati Zoo Tour the zoo right from your home! The Cincinnati Zoo is running […]