Face masks are mandatory for Edmonton kids over 2. How can they be made comfortable?

Children over two are now required to wear a face mask inside public buildings in Edmonton. The idea of three-year-old wearing a mask properly may be difficult to imagine, but University of Alberta professor of educational psychology Jacqueline Leighton said…

The rise of virtual babysitting in Canada

Some Canadian families may have found the answer to avoiding parental burnout. They are calling in the same reinforcements that have helped in the past — the only difference is these babysitters will never step foot in your home. Laurel…

No pool for swimming lessons? No problem!

June 30 2020 3:13pm After spending months cooped up at home, Canadians are eagerly diving into any body of water they can find. Some water safety advocates worry what that means for children who have lost time learning to swim.…

Explaining COVID-19 prevention and germs to children

Anyone with a kindergartener knows their favourite question is “why.” while parents have struggled to answer all the “whys” over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Laurel Gregory explain why mom and dad may want to indulge the ones around…

Play as the release valve to the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘it provides the emotional release we need’

Over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected Canadian families with a great deal of stress: layoffs, loss of income, school and childcare closures, just to name a few. Children are coping with a great deal of change…

Country singer Dolly Parton to read bedtime stories to children online during COVID-19 crisis

With many parents scrambling to provide their children with a routine and sense of security as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the woman known as the Queen of Country plans to step in to help fill some of…