Children's Health Resources

Blogs/Websites

10 Ways to Enrich Your Child's Pretend Play (& Why)

Imaginative play has so many benefits on cognitive development for kids including:

  • Sustained attention& memory
  • Logical reasoning
  • Language and literacy skills
  • Imagination & creativity
  • Understanding emotions, how to act on emotions & how to be more aware of other’s perspectives (aka empathy building)

This post by One Time Through talks about the “why” of encouraging imaginative play in your children’s lives & provides inspiration on how to enhance these opportunities for them!

A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents (DrugRehab)

If you are parenting teens & have concerns about drug use, this is a great website! It provides relevant & up to date information, as well as tips on how to have positive conversations with your teen about drugs. 

Cerebral Palsy – What is Cerebral Palsy? (Cerebral Palsy Group)

The Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource offering FREE support and useful resources to individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

MindMasters 2 (CHEO)

MindMasters 2 (MM2) is a mental health promotion resource that helps children to develop social and emotional skills through relaxation, positive thinking and mindfulness.

Healthy Schools Resources (Ontario Ministry of Education)

A curated list of websites that “provide a wide range of information to help make Ontario’s schools healthier places for students to learn and grow”.

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke (KidsHealth)

An easy to follow instruction sheet to avoid and/or manage heat exhaustion or heat stroke with your kids.

Health Care Resource for Parents (Ask Dr. Sears)

As quoted on their website: AskDrSears.com is intended to help parents become better informed consumers of health care. The information presented in this site gives general advice on parenting and health care. Always consult your doctor for your individual needs.

Videos

Colds, the Flu & You (Sci Show Kids)

When the weather starts to get cool, a lot of people start to get sick. So what’s making people sick and how can you avoid falling ill? Join Jessi and Squeaks to find out!

Podcasts

Peace Out Meditation Podcast Series for Kids (Bedtime FM)

This podcast is a collection of short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation.