Kids & Company Blog

The Real-Life Benefits of Structured Music Learning (Part 2)

Written for Kids & Company by ABC Academy of Music This is part 2/2 of our blog on Structured Music Learning. You can find part 1 here. Personal Benefits  We’re lucky that we live in an age when we can talk about the importance of the items below, particularly through the lens of good mental… [read more]

The Real-Life Benefits of Structured Music Learning

Written for Kids & Company by ABC Academy of Music If you’re like most people, you probably think that taking music classes is a good idea for your babies, toddlers, and children, but you can’t really explain why. You know that there are studies that say how good music learning is for the brain and… [read more]

Chore boards, family hugs and other adventures in trying to build routine

I know (I know, I know, I know) how important routine is. But it’s sooooo hard for me. And it’s been a murky and ugly transition from leading a life of spontaneity and doing-what-we-want-when-we-want to having some semblance of structure for our family. Changing baby’s diaper and putting said baby down four seconds later in… [read more]

How to Celebrate Earth Hour as a Family!

Each year on the last Saturday of March, people around the world do their part to raise awareness for our planet. At 8:30 PM local time, millions of people (in more than 180 countries!) turn off the lights for one hour to participate in Earth Hour. Earth Hour is now one of the largest grassroots… [read more]

Montessori Learning at Home: The Montessori Box!

The Montessori Box was created by one of Kids & Company’s amazing partners, Dupe Akinniyi! The Montessori Box is a curated box company that provides eco-friendly toys and Montessori materials for a range of developmental stages. Each Montessori box will provide a foundation for the growth and autonomy of your child, allow your child to… [read more]

How to Build Resilience in Kids — It’s Easier Than You Think

Written by Deborah Brooks, Co-Founder of My Puffin Inc. I often hear the word resilience as an essential skill that every child needs. So how do we give our kids resilience to survive in this world? I have a few solid recommendations that are easy to implement — dare I say fun.   But first, what… [read more]

Meet the Family: Taking a Stand Against Bullying

To celebrate this year’s Pink Shirt Day, one of our Kids & Company families took a creative stance against bullying. Jaxsen (a preschooler at our Richmond, BC centre) and his Dad, Lito, had the idea to design and distribute pink shirts to his classmates in honour of this day, bringing awareness to anti-bullying initiatives. Pink… [read more]

Navigating Toddlerhood

Toddlers are born boundary-pushers, not that this is a bad thing! It is a part of their natural development and the way they learn. Although this is true, they LOVE structure and routine. They love being able to predict what comes next and to take part in decision making. When their routine shifts or isn’t… [read more]

Unique Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day!

Ideas for Families  Make a gourmet meal together. There are lots of paid classes available but with kids around you might want to go at your own pace, so just dust off a recipe book, head to Google or our Kidco Kitchen Website. Focus on things you love in restaurants but never make at home. … [read more]

Tips for Choosing Child Care

By Kids & Company Choosing child care for your family is a very important decision. You want to find a safe, healthy environment that supports the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of your children. You also want an option that works well for your family’s schedule and needs. We have taken our years… [read more]