Babies More

Breastfeeding organization is offering resources in English

Nourri-Source has been helping French-speaking women for many years and it is now answering the call of English-speaking Montrealers with a bilingual website

Online toy store offers a cost-effective way to buy gifts

Ivy’s Locker sells board games, action figures, LEGO sets, and other toys for less than stores like Walmart or Amazon

Babies & Toddlers More

Raising kids in more than one language?

Researchers want to find ways to help parents be successful at this sometimes challenging task

10 great Montreal-area parks to visit with kids

During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to spend time outdoors with the kids – for everyone’s mental and physical health. These parks have something fun for kids of every age

Child-led outdoor preschool launches in Montreal

Preschoolers can enjoy the outdoors and learn more about nature at Riversong Forest School

WOWMOMSWORLD play centres opens

Centre offers programs and services for people of all ages, even babies as young as four weeks old

Young kids can learn gymnastics in a park

A local company is offering workshops in parks around Montreal to get kids moving outdoors

Breastfeeding organization is offering resources in English

Nourri-Source has been helping French-speaking women for many years and it is now answering the call of English-speaking Montrealers with a bilingual website

Health More

Children's emergency rooms remain open

Children’s emergency rooms remain open

Despite the pandemic and curfew, the Montreal Children's Hospital and Sainte-Justine want to assure parents it is safe and permitted to bring their children to the emergency department
Families challenged to be active

Families challenged to be active

An organizaton called ParticipACTION wants Canadians to move more for the good of our physical and mental health
Free online dance classes

Get up and boogie at these dance classes

Canada's National Ballet school is offering free creative movement classes for kids, adults and seniors
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
Record number of tobogganing injuries

Record number of tobogganing injuries

The pandemic has made this activity increasingly popular but serious injury can occur if kids don't follow safety precautions

15 ways to keep kids cool this summer

From babies to older kids, discover some fun ways to beat the heat on sweltering days

Health & Nutrition More

Children's emergency rooms remain open

Children’s emergency rooms remain open

Despite the pandemic and curfew, the Montreal Children's Hospital and Sainte-Justine want to assure parents it is safe and permitted to bring their children to the emergency department
Families challenged to be active

Families challenged to be active

An organizaton called ParticipACTION wants Canadians to move more for the good of our physical and mental health
Free online dance classes

Get up and boogie at these dance classes

Canada's National Ballet school is offering free creative movement classes for kids, adults and seniors
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
Record number of tobogganing injuries

Record number of tobogganing injuries

The pandemic has made this activity increasingly popular but serious injury can occur if kids don't follow safety precautions
Why do playgrounds close for winter

Why do playgrounds close for winter?

The Montreal climate, and not the pandemic, is to blame for rendering a lot of equipment hazardous in cold weather

Kids More

DIY Valentine's cards

Easy-to-make DIY Valentine’s cards

With cards not being deemed an essential item, this may be the year to get a little crafty with the kids - here are some fun ways to spread the love
Children's emergency rooms remain open

Children’s emergency rooms remain open

Despite the pandemic and curfew, the Montreal Children's Hospital and Sainte-Justine want to assure parents it is safe and permitted to bring their children to the emergency department
Discover one of Montreal's largest parks

Discover one of Montreal’s largest parks

Frédéric-Back Park was formerly a limestone quarry and landfill site until the 1980s when the City of Montreal began restoring it while promoting biodiversity and sustainable ecosystems
Space themed activities for kids

Space-themed activities for kids

In addition to learning games, the Canadian Space Agency offers a junior astronaut program and contest
NFB offers free online resources

NFB offers free online resources

Check out everything from short films and colouring pages to interactive apps and educational tools for teachers
Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

We’ve done some research to help you find the nearest tobogganing hill to you...so grab your sled, dress the kids warmly and head for the hills

Teens More

How to set up a free Minecraft server

How to set up a free Minecraft server

Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up a fun game you can play with friends
New C.I.T. program launched for teens

New C.I.T. program launched for teens

Youth Stars Foundation is offering an eight-week course that teaches kids about leadership, conflict resolution, professionalism and financial literacy
Teens can access free therapy

Teens can access free virtual therapy

The Teenage Health Unit at the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre is reaching out to teens who are suffering from mental health issues due to the pandemic
programs to build life skills

Centre offers programs to build life skills

The Youth Stars Foundation has a new location in D.D.O. and is offering online programs during the pandemic
primer on Dungeons & Dragons

A primer on Dungeons & Dragons

A local 13-year-old boy explains how to do online role-playing sessions with friends to master this game of storytelling

New book club launched for black girls

A West Island association is starting a new initiative in September to give black girls a place to share perspectives on books and promote their culture

Toddlers More

Child-led outdoor preschool launches in Montreal

Preschoolers can enjoy the outdoors and learn more about nature at Riversong Forest School

Upcoming Parenting Programs More

McGill parenting seminars move online

In this three-part series, parents can learn about the impact of digital learning, social media and cyber bullying, and gaming

McGill unveils its 2020 Effective Parenting Series

The goal is to teach parents about the behaviours and consequences that result when children spend too much time on the internet

Free presentation about video game addiction

An international speaker will share his story of addiction during high school and recovery

Support for parents of teens struggling with addiction

The program will give advice about how to enhance parenting skills to change the dynamic in difficult parent-child relationships

Seminar offers tips to help kids plan and get organized

If your child is constantly disorganized, discover ways to help and how executive function is playing a role

What parents need to know about vaping

At this free lecture, find out about why vaping isn't safe and how it may even be a gateway for youth to take up smoking cigarettes

Parenting

DIY Valentine's cards

Easy-to-make DIY Valentine’s cards

With cards not being deemed an essential item, this may be the year to get a little crafty with the kids - here are some fun ways to spread the love
Children's emergency rooms remain open

Children’s emergency rooms remain open

Despite the pandemic and curfew, the Montreal Children's Hospital and Sainte-Justine want to assure parents it is safe and permitted to bring their children to the emergency department
Families challenged to be active

Families challenged to be active

An organizaton called ParticipACTION wants Canadians to move more for the good of our physical and mental health
Discover one of Montreal's largest parks

Discover one of Montreal’s largest parks

Frédéric-Back Park was formerly a limestone quarry and landfill site until the 1980s when the City of Montreal began restoring it while promoting biodiversity and sustainable ecosystems
Free online dance classes

Get up and boogie at these dance classes

Canada's National Ballet school is offering free creative movement classes for kids, adults and seniors
Space themed activities for kids

Space-themed activities for kids

In addition to learning games, the Canadian Space Agency offers a junior astronaut program and contest
NFB offers free online resources

NFB offers free online resources

Check out everything from short films and colouring pages to interactive apps and educational tools for teachers
Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

We’ve done some research to help you find the nearest tobogganing hill to you...so grab your sled, dress the kids warmly and head for the hills
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
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

For the first time, the City of Montreal is challenging kids to create their most elaborate or innovative snow sculpture
Record number of tobogganing injuries

Record number of tobogganing injuries

The pandemic has made this activity increasingly popular but serious injury can occur if kids don't follow safety precautions