Kids & Company Blog
Finding the Best Toys and Furnishings for Sensory Children

I didn’t think my youngest was overly sensitive to physical things. Surely, he was just being picky or wanting more attention. But he was my only child who complained about shirt tags, cried if I put him in footed sleepers, and very quickly became attached to certain blankets refusing to use other perfectly good blankets…. [read more]


Food Tips for Parents – Eating Healthy at Home or in the Office

Covid-19 has certainly changed the workplace for many, with no indication whether things will ever go back to our pre-pandemic “normal.” While some people have made the switch to remote working, there are some people who are slowly returning to the office. Regardless of what our workplace looks like, our health and nutrition is still… [read more]


Tidy Up Time: The Importance of Cleaning Up Their Own Mess

  Written by Victoria Sopik, Kids & Company’s CEO Children love to play and make messes, but they rarely think about cleaning up after. As a mother of eight and now a grandmother of eleven, I have a lot of experience with children making a mess and just walking away without a care in the… [read more]


Back to School, Back to Routine

Written for Kids & Company by Certified WeeSleep Pediatric Sleep Consultants, Natalie Moran & Amber Monette Often, during the summer months, our routines go out the window. The sun falls later, bedtime naturally pushes later, and sleep is often last on our minds. Summer is the best time to relax and be flexible with your… [read more]


Separation Anxiety, Transitions & What to Bring on Your Child’s First Day

As things begin to resemble our pre-covid “normal” ⏤ many parents have been thinking about what the return to child care may be like for their children after extended time at home with family. This fall will be the first time many little ones will be away from home as they attend child care for… [read more]


Want the Best Shoes for Your Kids? 5 Expert Tips for Back-To-School Shopping

Written by Dr. Michael Ryan Director of R&D, Kintec You don’t need an expert to tell you how fast your kids (and their feet) grow! In fact, it’s not unusual for children’s feet to grow up to two sizes in one year. No wonder parents feel like they’re always shopping for new shoes. With the added pressure… [read more]


Food Flavour Combinations That Just Work!

Cooking can be daunting for many, especially when trying to figure out what flavours work well together. Trying to get your kids to try new foods is a challenge and making sure the food you want them to try tastes good is key (adults also enjoy delicious food!). While there are many different ways to… [read more]


Productivity Hacks From a Dedicated Mompreneur

Hi there!  My name is Robin Kovitz and I am the Owner and President of Baskits Inc.  At Baskits we create, produce and deliver the most beautifully elegant gifts, and are especially well known for our spectacular gift baskets and gift boxes.  We have been fortunate to be named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by… [read more]


3 Tips to Help Children with Emotional Regulation

Written for Kids & Company by Julia Swaigen (MSW, RSW), the Founder and Director of Attuned Families Are big feelings taking over your household? One of the most challenging parts of parenting is helping your child with emotional regulation. It is also one of the most important parts of parenting. When you help your child… [read more]


Socialization: What to expect at different ages

As Early Childhood Educators, we hear it all too often…I’m worried about my child. Why don’t they play with the other children? Are they having trouble making friends? I wonder if they don’t like the other children. How come my child plays all by themselves?  It’s not uncommon to have these concerns as socialization is… [read more]