What's on this week? January 18th-24th programs for families
January 18, 2021
Workshops A variety of parenting workshops have been added to our schedule, including CPR/First Aid for Infants and Toddlers and Bringing Home Baby. See our full list of upcoming workshops on our Schedules page. Become a Member We are currently accepting members for 2021! Becoming a member shows your support for our work and gives […]
30+ Easy Ways to Paint with Kids
January 14, 2021
Are you looking for creative, open-ended, and easy ways to paint with kids? You’re in the right place! Painting can be so many things – whether that’s simply putting paint to paper, painting 3D objects, using nature to paint, using water to paint, and so much more! Painting can be messy or low mess, and […]
Reach Your Family's Active Goals This New Year! 5 Children's Books That Encourage Movement
January 8, 2021
Do your New Year’s resolutions include reading more or getting active? Get the best of both worlds with children’s books that encourage movement! Many children’s books encourage physical activity like dancing, walking, stretching and more. Physical activity has many benefits to a child’s overall physical and mental health and can: increase a child’s ability to […]
Easy Play Ideas for Kids: 20 of Your Favourites From 2020!
December 31, 2020
A lot of things were different in 2020, but this remained the same – we played! Here are 20 of your favourite easy play ideas for kids from 2020: 1. Outdoor Treasure Hunt Head out for a walk and go on a treasure hunt! Bring a box or bag to collect treasures you find along the […]
Resources for Moms with New Babies
December 30, 2020
Looking for resources for new moms and moms of new babies? Welcoming a new baby into your family is an exciting time filled with plenty of cuddles, laughter, sweetness, and joy. Still, there is no doubt that babies present many new challenges, especially right now. We are here to help you connect with other moms […]
Don't throw it out! How to reuse gift wrapping paper, boxes, cards, and more in your child's play.
December 21, 2020
It’s the holiday season, and for many people, that means gift-giving! When you’re giving and receiving gifts, you can end up with a lot of extra packaging. Bags, boxes, cards, bows, and tissue paper all add to the excitement of opening a present, but what happens to them afterwards? Well, it turns out they can be just as fun as the gifts […]
The holiday season can be tough. We're here to listen.
December 21, 2020
The holidays can be a happy time, but we know they can also be a tough time—especially this year. If you need to talk, we’re here for you. Read on to find programs, resources, a listening ear, and support for families. Free programs for parents and families We offer free online programs every day for parents and caregivers with children […]
Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday!
December 17, 2020
Thanks to your generosity this year, we raised enough funds to bring BridgeWay Cooks to 49 low-income families. That means 196 parents and children will receive a free meal kit and have time with a registered Dietitian online to learn a budget-friendly recipe; they will learn, laugh, and cook together in small online groups and […]
Easy Sensory Play Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
December 10, 2020
Sensory play is any type of play that fully engages one or more of the 5 senses: hearing, touch, smell, sight, and taste. Through sensory play your child is making connections in their brain that help develop memory, language, problem solving skills and more. In this article, you will find some ideas and examples you […]
More for Less: How Cardboard Box Play Will Make Your Child's Holiday Better
December 3, 2020
Have you ever spent money on a new toy for your child, only to discover they just want to play with the box? You’re not the only one! Young children love to play with everyday objects, sometimes even more than their toys—and cardboard boxes are a prime example of that. Boxes make great open-ended toys (meaning they can become anything you imagine) and they are filled with countless opportunities for creating and learning. On this page… […]