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Always clear off snow

Always clear off snow before starting a car

It is especially important that the exhaust pipe is free of snow to prevent toxic fumes from being forced back inside the vehicle
29 fun games kids can play in the snow

29 fun games kids can play in the snow

From winter scavenger hunts to snow mazes, discover the multitude of ways your kids can enjoy winter's "sand"
Kids can enter snowman-building contest

Kids can enter snowman-building contest

The City of Montreal is challenging kids to create their most elaborate or innovative snow sculpture

Parenting Programs More

Program to address screen use in tweens

Program to address screen use in tweens

A free, 10-week program aims to help parents recognize problematic screen use and to get kids to emotionally reconnect with parents
Free webinar tackles screens

Free webinar tackles how to get kids off screens

Learn about the psychology behind the addictive nature of social media and how to recognize signs of overuse
Program aims to help kids with special needs

Program aims to help kids with special needs

Participants play, dance, and do art activities as a way to improve social and behavioural skills.

Health Articles More

5 kid tested active youtube

5 favourite (kid-tested) YouTube channels

Check out videos that promote physical activity, including dancing, jumping, fitness and yoga
Borrow winter equipment for free

Libraries loan out winter equipment

Four Montreal libraries are lending out sleds, snowshoes, walking poles and crampons
four easy indoor winter activities

Four easy indoor winter activities for kids

There is no time like winter for parents to discover some new ways for kids to have fun in the safety of their own homes

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Pregnant women needed for study

Pregnant women needed for study

Participants will receive a $10 gift card each time they fill out an online questionnaire about a new website geared to moms
Nutritional support for pregnant women

Nutritional support for pregnant women

The Olo Foundation provides food to women who cannot afford to purchase the optimal amount needed for good health
A new support service for parents

A new support service for parents

This free and confidential service helps parents who have questions about child development, discipline, learning difficulties, and more

Babies & Toddlers More

CBC Kids launches new variety show

CBC Kids launches new variety show

Geared to preschoolers, the program aims to educate and entertain with music, dance and play
Respiratory virus surging in Montreal

Respiratory virus surging in Montreal

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is highly contagious and spread through droplets, and it can also live on surfaces such as toys and doorknobs
How to prepare your child for daycare

How to prepare your child for daycare

With a little research, I discovered several ways to help my toddler with the home-to-daycare transition

Kids More

kids cross-country skiing

How to get kids interested in cross-country skiing

Taking lessons and being properly dressed are just two ways to bolster the chances of your kids embracing this sport
Frosty fun with a snow fort contest

Frosty fun with a snow fort contest

A Montreal sports and recreation organization is challenging the public to build a unique snow castle and possibly win a prize
30 fun winter activities for families

30+ fun winter activities for families in Montreal

There is no excuse to be bored this season; check out the myriad of ideas to keep the family busy and entertained

Teens More

Free webinar tackles screens

Free webinar tackles how to get kids off screens

Learn about the psychology behind the addictive nature of social media and how to recognize signs of overuse
10 great books that explain puberty

10 great books that explain puberty

If the thought of talking to your kids about this subject is stressful, pick up one or two of these books to help facilitate the conversation
Be vigilant about back-to-school stress

Be vigilant about back-to-school stress

Reintegrating into school life after COVID-19 might be difficult for a lot of young people. Parents should look out for four indicators of stress in kids

Special Needs More

Mackay Centre playground

Mackay Centre and Philip E. Layton playground closer to goal

Plans for the new space include accessible ramps, swings, and slides where the children can develop cognitive, sensory, and social skills
Program aims to help kids with special needs

Program aims to help kids with special needs

Participants play, dance, and do art activities as a way to improve social and behavioural skills.
Mentoring program for kids

Mentoring program for kids with special needs

McGill students offer support to kids with physical and mental disabilities, are on the autism spectrum, have hearing loss or are non-verbal

Book Reviews More

Books that entice kids to frolic in the snow

Books that entice kids to frolic in the snow

A review of four kids' books that highlight the joys of winter
Books that celebrate holiday traditions

Books that celebrate holiday traditions

These four books will take children on a holiday journey around the world, which may be a very welcome escape during these times

Books that ignite a child’s imagination

These four books will help children escape reality in these not-so-normal pandemic times