- The Importance of Play
This video hosts national play experts Sue Palmer and Tim Gill; and chief executive of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Different aspects of play are set out: exploratory play vs. representational play; the role of play in the development of fine- and gross-motor skills; the links between play and speech and language; the difference between adult- and child-led play. Sue Palmer: “Almost everything that we become as adults has its roots in play.”Continue reading →
- Making A Difference
Making a Difference: Children are born to learn. Parents can help them succeed.
The first six years are the most important years in your child’s life. In the early years, the brain forms connections that set the stage for lifelong learning, behaviour and health. By age six, children have a solid foundation for reaching their potential in the years ahead.
We have provided you with brochures for each age, follow the links to get the age appropriate brochure for your child.Continue reading →
- Video: Mathematician in the Crib: Dr. Jean Clinton
This is a video and PowerPoint of Dr. Jean Clinton’s (McMaster University) presentation “The Mathematician in the Crib” – What We Know About Mathematical Thinking in the Early Years. This presentation was shared at the Kindergarten Forum for Action (August 2017), hosted by the Critical Transitions CoP of the Math Knowledge Network and the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario. This video talks about the myths to children learning math and much much more!Continue reading →
- Can you spoil a baby?
Check out what Dr. Jean Clinton has to say about this. An excellent video.Continue reading →
- Connection is Key with Dr. Jean Clinton
An excellent video with Dr. Jean Clinton. Connection is key!
Relationships build brains!Continue reading →
- Connections – a community partner
Birth Companion, Good Food for a Healthy Baby, Home Visiting and Parent & Children’s Groups.
Help parents improve their capacity to raise healthy children.
Increase the participation of vulnerable families in the community
Promote partnerships and collaboration among service providers to improve access and quality of service to vulnerable families
To learn more about Connections, check out this video!Continue reading →
- Benefits of Support – CROW & Connections
A video showing the benefits of support. This video was made in partnership by Children’s Resources on Wheels and Connections. Check out the video!Continue reading →
- What is Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW)?
To learn more about Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) take a look at this video.Continue reading →
- A Video Highlighting Parent Education at CROW and Connections
CROW partners with Connection to talk about parent education. To learn more take a look at this videoContinue reading →
- What are social-emotional skills?
A video with guest speaker, Dr. Stuart Shanker, famous for his work on self-regulation, and director of the Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative at York university. The discussion explored the following three questions:Continue reading →
1. What do social-emotional skills mean to you?
2. What would you accept as evidence that schools are effectively developing social-emotional skills? How would students demonstrate the development of their social-emotional skills?
3. What are the pros and cons of setting goals for our schools in the area of social-emotional skills, and finding ways to measure progress toward those goals?
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