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Wearing weather appropriate clothing will help you and your child make the most of outdoor play any time of year! Check out this board with winter clothing labelled in different languages. Here are some tips to dressing for cold winter days. Winter Play, Cold Winter, English Hats, Clothing Labels, Outdoor Play, Mittens, Toque, Winter Outfits, Languages
How to Dress for Outdoor Winter Play
Wearing weather appropriate clothing will help you and your child make the most of outdoor play any time of year! Check out this board with winter clothing labelled in different languages. Here are some tips to dressing for cold winter days.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Winter brings snow, cold temperatures and icy grounds which means lots of new play and learning opportunities. In order to get the most out of outdoor play in the winter, it’s important to dress for the cold. Wearing weather appropriate clothing will help you and your child enjoy outdoor play all year long! Here are some tips on how to dress for winter play. Snow Activities, Sensory Activities, Sensory Play, Learning Tools, Kids Learning, Cauliflower Tots, Explore Outdoors, How To Speak French
How to Dress for Outdoor Winter Play
Winter brings snow, cold temperatures and icy grounds which means lots of new play and learning opportunities. In order to get the most out of outdoor play in the winter, it’s important to dress for the cold. Wearing weather appropriate clothing will help you and your child enjoy outdoor play all year long! Here are some tips on how to dress for winter play.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Children's Books by Indigenous Authors
September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). Reading books about Indigenous cultures, experiences, and languages, is one of the many ways we can work towards truth and reconcilation all year round. Here are 13 books written by Indigenous authors. The last book is Phyllis's Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad, which tells her story about residential schools and why we wear orange on September 30th.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
One of the first choices you will make is about the type of support you want throughout your pregnancy. You have probably heard of OB-GYNs, Midwives, or Doulas, but you may not know what each type of care offers and how they differ. This page outlines some of the differences between pregnancy support providers to help you make an informed choice for your family. Peer Support, Family Support, Support Group, Doula Care, Delivering A Baby, Family Caregiver, Family Doctors, After Baby, Pregnancy Birth
Choosing Your Pregnancy Support Providers (Ontario)
One of the first choices you will make is about the type of support you want throughout your pregnancy. You have probably heard of OB-GYNs, Midwives, or Doulas, but you may not know what each type of care offers and how they differ. This page outlines some of the differences between pregnancy support providers to help you make an informed choice for your family.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Questions about starting solid foods with your baby asked and answered by a registered dietitian. Starting Solids Baby, Starting Solid Foods, Family Day Weekend, Early Childhood Professional, Start Program, Introducing Solids, Improve Focus, Mood Disorders
Starting Solid Foods: 6 Common Questions Answered by a Dietitian
Are you thinking about starting solid foods with your baby? Starting solids can be fun and exciting as you watch your little one explore new tastes and textures! It can also feel overwhelming - with so much information out there you may feel uncertain about where to begin. We asked our dietitian 6 of the most common questions about starting solid foods. We hope her answers help you feel more confident as you move into this next stage!
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Are you thinking about starting solid foods with your baby? Starting solids can be fun and exciting as you watch your little one explore new tastes and textures! It can also feel overwhelming - with so much information out there you may feel uncertain about where to begin. We asked our dietitian 6 of the most common questions about starting solid foods. We hope her answers help you feel more confident as you move into this next stage!
Starting Solid Foods: 6 Common Questions Answered by a Dietitian
Are you thinking about starting solid foods with your baby? Starting solids can be fun and exciting as you watch your little one explore new tastes and textures! It can also feel overwhelming - with so much information out there you may feel uncertain about where to begin. We asked our dietitian 6 of the most common questions about starting solid foods. We hope her answers help you feel more confident as you move into this next stage!
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Simple ways to begin bonding with your baby when suffering with postpartum mood disorder. What You Can Do, Did You Know, Like You, How Are You Feeling, To Focus, Pmd
It’s Okay Not to Play
For some moms with PMD, bonding can happen in other ways. The reality is that sometimes, and maybe most times when you’re suffering with Postpartum Mood Disorder, you’re not going to feel like playing with your baby. That’s okay. Bonding is a process and it takes time. Play isn’t the only way to get there. What you can do at this moment is enough. Here are some ideas for small things to do with your baby when you feel like you can.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Simple ways to begin bonding with your baby when suffering with postpartum mood disorder.
It’s Okay Not to Play
For moms with PMD, bonding can happen in other ways. The reality is that sometimes, and maybe most times when you’re suffering with Postpartum Mood Disorder, you’re not going to feel like playing with your baby. That’s okay. Bonding is a process and it takes time. Play isn’t the only way to get there. What you can do at this moment is enough. Here are some ideas for small things to do with your baby when you feel like you can.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Tips for dressing warm for winter Outdoor, Winter, Play
How to Dress for Outdoor Winter Play
Winter brings snow, cold temperatures and icy grounds which means there are lots of new play and learning opportunities for children. In order to get the most out of outdoor play in the winter, it’s important to dress for the cold. Wearing weather appropriate clothing will help you and your child enjoy outdoor play all year long! Here are some tips on how to dress for winter play.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Tips for dressing warm for winter Mitten Gloves
How to Dress for Outdoor Winter Play
Winter brings snow, cold temperatures and icy grounds which means lots of new play and learning opportunities. In order to get the most out of outdoor play in the winter, it’s important to dress for the cold. Wearing weather appropriate clothing will help you and your child enjoy outdoor play all year long! Here are some tips on how to dress for winter play.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Resources to learn about lasting impact of residential schools and how to talk to kids. The Fifth Estate, Indian Residential Schools, Bullying And Harassment, What Do You Hear, List Of Resources, Today Is National, Orange Shirt, School System, Free Courses
Explaining residential schools to children
Explaining residential schools & the importance of Truth & Reconciliation to children under 6 can be especially difficult. Reading the picture book Phyllis's Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad is one great way to start this conversation & help children learn in an age-appropriate way. This book is about a young girl's experience at residential school & the significance of the orange shirt. Even though this true story is told from one perspective, Phyllis reminds us that her experience is not unique
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Music and picture books for kids by Indigenous creators. Parenting Workshop, Fort Smith, Top Music, Girl Standing, Inuit, Children And Family, Happy Moments, Amplify
Honour Indigenous History Month with Songs, Stories, and More
June is National Indigenous History Month. Each June Canadians are asked to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada. Let’s amplify and celebrate Indigenous voices, cultures and languages all year long with songs, stories and more.
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BridgeWay Family Centre
Picture books about residential schools. Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Peoples, Indian Horses
Books for Children and Families About Residential Schools
Phyllis Webstad is the Founder of the Orange Shirt Society. This book is based on her story. Phyllis picked a shiny orange shirt to wear to her first day at residential school and when she arrived, they took her shirt and never gave it back. Now, every Sept. 30th (Orange Shirt Day) is dedicated to discussing the devastating impact of residential schools and celebrating the resilience of Indigenous Peoples. Click here to read Phyllis' Orange Shirt & other picture books about residential schools.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Websites and resources for families looking for mental health support in the Region of Peel Free Mental Health, Mental Health Crisis, Mental Health Services, Mental Health Resources, Mental Health Support, Physical Health, Public Health Nurse
Mental Health Support for Families in the Region of Peel
This is a stressful time, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Here are more resources available to support families in Peel Region.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre
Tips for parents to make reading fun for kids. Reading Tips, Reading Fun, Wordless Book, Like A Lion, Vocabulary Building, Play Centre, Kids Videos
Make Reading Fun With These Simple Reading Tips for Kids
Are you looking for ways to get your child interested in reading? Reading is a great way for children to expand their vocabulary, learn about people’s experiences, and develop storytelling skills! We’ve compiled simple reading tips for kids to help make reading fun by following your child’s interests and letting them make choices that positively impact their reading experience.
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre