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Beautiful Children’s Books about Loving Ourselves and Each Other

July 24, 2020

Our world is a diverse place full of interesting people! These books show children the importance of embracing the unique traits that make us each special.  1.  All Are Welcome School is a place where all are welcome! Learn about all the ways we learn and grow with our friends at school.  2. Be Kind What does it […]

7 Sensory Activities to Relieve Stress

July 23, 2020

Sensory play is any sort of play that engages the senses⁠—for instance: snapping a rubber band engages the sense of hearing while playing in the sand engages the sense of touch. We often talk about how sensory play is a great learning tool, but did you know that it is also an effective calming technique? […]

Calming Breathing for Children

July 23, 2020

Children don’t often have the skills or language to help themselves relax, especially when they are starting to feel stressed. This is why they look to the adults in their lives to help them.   As parents and caregivers, we can offer children a safe place to express their anger, fear, or frustration. When we remain calm, they feel […]

Sing, Dance, Learn!

July 17, 2020

Every song is educational! Here are 10 of our favourite songs and the skills they teach.

Free Online Workshops for Parents!

July 10, 2020

Have questions about your child’s development or behaviour? Join us for our free online workshops! Parents with children aged 0-6 years can connect with each other and with BridgeWay Family Centre’s skilled team of Early Childhood Educators, Family Support staff, and expert guests while we explore a wide range of parenting topics. Workshop topics include […]

Resources for Moms with New Babies

July 10, 2020

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 and navigate the highs and lows of parenting a baby during […]

Celebrating Black Children's Authors

July 7, 2020

Bringing diverse books into your home is a great way for children to celebrate themselves and their family, and to learn about other families in their community. Here are some of our favourite books written by Black authors. Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison Dream Big Little One tells the story of many amazing […]

5 Colourful Books to Celebrate Pride Month

June 29, 2020

Happy Pride Month!   This June, we’ve put together a list of colourful Pride-themed books. These books are perfect for children with LGBTQ2S+ parents or caregivers to see families like theirs, and for everyone to learn about celebrating all people and families.  Enjoy these 5 LGBTQ2S+ positive books this Pride Month and all year!  My Two Moms and Me My Two Moms […]

5 Indigenous Books to Add To Your Reading List This National Indigenous History Month

June 22, 2020

June is National Indigenous History Month! This month is honoured every year to recognize the heritage, diversity, and ongoing contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.  In honour of this celebration, we’ve put together a list of books by Indigenous authors that centre on Indigenous characters, cultures and themes. Check out the […]

Talking About Race With Young Children

June 3, 2020

Talking about race with young children can feel difficult to do, but it’s important to have open dialogue between you and your child. Experts have found that children notice race from a young age; open conversations and guidance can help them to interpret the world around them, including the messages they may be seeing in the media.   These resources can help […]