Kids & Company Blog
How to Introduce the Concept of Money to Children

I had the opportunity to interview the lovely and wise Lesley-Anne Scorgie on how to introduce the concept of money to children. Lesley-Anne is a best-selling author, speaker, soon-to-be mother and well-known financial guru. We began our discussion speaking about what age children start to understand the concept of money. Lesley-Anne mentioned her own experience… [read more]

Decrease your Waste in the Kitchen!

It’s without a doubt that the kitchen is the biggest waste producer in most households. Between food waste and packaging, there is a ton of garbage that comes from the kitchen. It’s estimated that more than half of the food produced in Canada is lost or wasted, which is almost $2,000 of food wasted per… [read more]

DIY Superfood Popsicles

Superfood is a word you likely hear quite a lot. Although there’s a ton of buzz around superfoods, there’s also some confusion. What exactly is a superfood? What makes them so super? Should my children be eating these foods every day? Alright … let’s start at the beginning. What is a superfood? While there is… [read more]

What is STEM learning and does my child need it?

   We are currently expecting our fourth and the one major insight I have after seven years of parenting is this: kids, like real people, are all very different. Our three kids have vastly different personalities, interests, skills and needs. I’ve been surprised at how uniquely we need to structure their routines, boundaries and education… [read more]

Prohibiting Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

As parents and caregivers, we know this scenario all too well. You bring children to the grocery store and they flock to the sugar-filled cereals featuring Spongebob Squarepants or any of-the-moment caricature. They are familiar with these characters and food items as they’re bombarded with advertisements throughout their day. Marketers know the power children have… [read more]

Canada, Eh?

It’s almost that time! Canada turns another year older…152 years never looked so good. Our wonderful country is made up of many cultures, histories and…climates, I mean only Canada would have 25 cm of snow on the first week of summer! (We hope Alberta is holding in there.) This weekend is dedicated time to celebrate… [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]

Here Comes Summer!

This Friday, June 21 marks the summer solstice! Besides being the first official day of summer, this is the day when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, making it the longest day in the year. So much extra sun and outdoor activities can cause serious dehydration. I’m here to help! Hydration Education… [read more]

Get outside this Father’s Day!

This Sunday is Father’s Day. An entire day to celebrate our beloved, dedicated, hard-working dads and role models. Today is the day to let all these men in your life know just how special they are. Within the next few weeks, all of our Kids & Company locations are having on-site celebrations to honour all… [read more]

The Taste of Summer: How to Can

Do you ever wish you could just bottle-up the summer sun, the freshly cut grass smell and save it for some gloomy winter days? …me too! You may not be able to preserve the summer sun, but you can preserve those delicious summer flavours. How? you ask. Canning! It can be a fun activity for… [read more]