Kids & Company Blog

Crafting Eco-Friendly Love with Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is often criticized for its commercialism, but you don’t have to ask us twice to embrace a holiday dedicated to showing our loved ones extra attention,  (while keeping Mother Nature’s heart in mind). It’s the perfect day to teach kindness and empathy, and have fun making new family traditions.  We’ve put a sustainable… [read more]

Tips to Foster a Love of Reading & Cultivate Early Literacy Skills

This blog was exclusively written for Kids & Company by Dr. Cassandra Chapman. Dr. Chapman holds a PhD in Cognitive Science of Language and is the Halton & Peel regions Campus Headmaster and an experienced instructor at Brain Power Enrichment Programs. She has experience mentoring high-potential learners, leading them to achieve their full academic potential…. [read more]

Celebrating Black History Month Through Children’s Books

Black History Month is a time to honor and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and heritage of Black Americans and Canadians. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to engage our children in learning about diversity, inclusion, and the contributions of black individuals throughout history. Diversity is a core Kidco value, and in this blog, we’ll explore children’s… [read more]

“Inspire Your Heart with Art Day”: Encourage Your Child’s Inner Artist

Art has a wonderful way of fostering creativity, stirring emotions and touching the hearts of all ages. “Inspire Your Heart with Art Day” on January 31st, honors the way art can have a positive impact on our lives, and in this blog, we share some art activities designed to encourage young children to express themselves… [read more]

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation on Kid Inventor Day

Kid Inventor Day celebrates the remarkable achievements of young minds that have changed the world with their creative ideas. In this blog, we share stories of exceptional child inventors as inspiration and offer some guidance on how you can encourage creativity and innovation within your child at a young age. Sam Houghton – The Broom… [read more]

How to Speak to Children about Big Concepts like Equality, Justice and Non-Violence on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15th is the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr., and lines up perfectly with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year! This is a time for reflection and celebration, honoring the incredible contributions of a leader who advocated for civil rights and equality.  Explaining the significance of this day to… [read more]

Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

According to a survey done in October 2023 by Forbes Health/OnePoll, the average person’s New Year’s resolution lasts only 3.74 months. (Did you know the second Friday in January is called, “Quitter’s Day” and January 17th is known as “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day”?) The good news: Not only is adopting an eco-friendly resolution (or… [read more]

Sleep Tips for Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a Baby

It is hard to believe that 2024 is just around the corner! Where has the year gone?  Perhaps your New Year’s Eve celebrations look different this year now that there is a baby in the picture. This doesn’t mean a snooze fest just because your family includes young children. If you’re up for a little… [read more]

7 Family-Friendly Movies About Taking Care of the Planet

Chilly December nights are perfect for movie-watching, and if you’ve been looking for movies that aren’t only entertaining for your whole crew but also sneak in some eco-friendly lessons, you’re in luck. We’ve put together our favourites—including classics—for your viewing (and teaching) pleasure. These films deal with protecting animals and their habitats, which will resonate… [read more]

Kids & Company’s 2023 Holiday Toy Guide

As we approach the festive season of 2023, there’s no better time to explore the world of toys through the lens of learning and early childhood development. At Kids & Company, we understand that play is more than just fun; it’s a fundamental avenue for children to discover, grow, and enjoy their formative years. From… [read more]