How to Prepare Your Family for Flu Season
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How to Prepare Your Family for Flu Season

by Craig Sutton  •  November 16, 2016
Did you know that every year up to 7 million Canadians get the flu? The Canadian flu season typically starts in November and can last until March or April. If you are like any other parent, you want to do everything you can to ensure your children, spouse and yourself avoid getting the flu. One of the keys to preventing the flu is to be proactive. In this article, we'll look at how you can do this by knowing the signs, symptoms, and cures for overcoming the flu.
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Do Preschoolers Need to Exercise? How Much?
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Do Preschoolers Need to Exercise? How Much?

by Martha Scully  •  November 09, 2016
While the little tykes seem to have boundless energy and be in perpetual motion, in our TV age, not all children get the exercise their body requires. Experts advise a certain amount of activity each day for optimal strength, growth, development, and health. Here is an overview of exercise guidelines, benefits, and methods for your toddler.
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Park Safety Tips: A Refresher for Parents, Kids & Caregivers
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Park Safety Tips: A Refresher for Parents, Kids & Caregivers

by Martha Scully  •  October 19, 2016
While the park is a great place to spend the day, it still can be dangerous. Play equipment, rough terrain, other kids, and even strangers all pose a potential threat to kids. It’s not just the kids who need to pay attention to safety, either. Adults and caregivers need to be proactive to ensure the park is and remains a safe environment for the kids. The following is a refresher for kids and adults about park safety. We’ll outline park safety tips for kids and adults.
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It's Fire Prevention Week! Here are the Home Fire Safety Tips You Need to Know!
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It's Fire Prevention Week! Here are the Home Fire Safety Tips You Need to Know!

by Craig Sutton  •  October 11, 2016
Fire prevention is an important topic. It is something that children, nannies, and parents need to be educated about. Fire kills eight people each week in Canada, with residential fires accounting for 73% of these fatalities. The good news is that most fires are preventable. In light of Fire Prevention Week (running from October 9th – 16th), we thought now is a great time to talk about the dangers of fire and preventative steps you can take to keep your kids and your home safe.
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How to Dress Kids for Canadian Fall Weather
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How to Dress Kids for Canadian Fall Weather

by Martha Scully  •  September 19, 2016
Falls is here! Time to get rid of the t-shirts and shorts (or at least, time to start thinking about doing so), and switch over to pants, long-sleeved shirts and jackets. Because Canadian fall weather can be unpredictable, you may struggle with how to properly dress kids for daycare or school, or just a day out. Below are some tips to for parents and caregivers to keep in mind when dressing kids this fall.
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What is the Right Amount of Exercise for Kids Under 10?
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What is the Right Amount of Exercise for Kids Under 10?

by Martha Scully  •  September 14, 2016
It’s no secret that exercise is important for children of all ages. It can sometimes be difficult to know how much exercise is needed and what activities are good for children of different ages. While every child is different in terms of just how much physical activity they need, here are some tips and guidelines to consider for kids under the age of 10.
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14 Healthy Snack Ideas & How to Get Kids to Eat Them!
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14 Healthy Snack Ideas & How to Get Kids to Eat Them!

by Martha Scully  •  August 26, 2016
The Canadian Food Guide recommends that children have a mix of grain products, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, and meat and alternatives. How can we make the most of snack time so children can meet these dietary goals? To help, this article we'll provide a multitude of fun and healthy snack suggestions. In addition, to further encourage healthy snacking we are pleased to announce The Snack Break Family Box Giveaway!
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