Kids & Company Blog
Try Dates for Date Night!

Dates are sweet. Dates go great with dinner. Dates are new and exciting. Dates are fun. The fun thing is … we aren’t talking about a romantic evening between two but are discussing a small fruit that grows on trees! Dates are a popular item among the food industry – especially in the sweets department…. [read more]

It’s National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day!

Time to break the news to your little ones — this Friday, September 13, is National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day. For those choosing to observe this national day, all children must report to their kitchens (adult supervision is required)! For all of our moms, dads and caregivers out there who work tirelessly each… [read more]

Back to it: 5 Ideas for Smooth Septembers

Yes, it’s that time of year. Labour Day weekend reminds us that summer is soon to be a distant memory. In our household we are preparing for Grade 1, a transition into a new preschool-room, and once again enjoying the sounds of our many pre-set alarms in the morning (to remind us to get up,… [read more]

Healthy Snacks for Back to School

Each September brings change to our routines. This is the time to break free of our old habits and start fresh with the new (school) year! A simple way to add a little more nutrients into your family’s life is through healthy snacks. Something we can always be sure our kiddies will eat is their… [read more]

The Impact of Music on Child Development

I had the opportunity to interview the lovely Nancy Kopman on the importance of music in child development. Nancy is a songwriter and recording artist who specializes in creating educational music for children that helps foster their development. To her, music is more than a universal language. She believes that music is a communication tool… [read more]

How to Deal with Picky Eaters

If you are the parent of a picky eater it’s easy to understand how frustrating this might be at times, however, studies show that picky eating is a normal rite of passage for children. Picking eating can often be avoided or be less of a problem if you expose your child to a variety of… [read more]

The Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

With any family whether big or small, there’s no doubt that it’s a challenge to enjoy a family meal together. Work commitments, sporting events and school schedules are typically what keep most families from enjoying this valuable family time together. However, research shows that children who have meals with their families are more likely to… [read more]

Kids in the Kitchen: Getting kids interested in cooking

The thought of getting your little ones involved in the kitchen might seem like a huge step, but it doesn’t have to be! Having the kiddies help out can be as small as letting them choose which fruit they get as a snack each afternoon, or sprinkling a garnish on top of a finished dish…. [read more]

What’s the deal with gut health?

After a long-weekend of indulgences, you may be thinking about your families and your own health. A few too many hot dogs, scoops of ice cream or handfuls of chips may leave you with some unpleasant effects in your tummy. A poor diet can cause good bacteria in our gut to go out-of-wack. An imbalance… [read more]

Easy and Kid-Friendly Road Trip Snacks!

If you’re Canadian, you likely have something on your mind. I know I do…. The long weekend! It’s finally (almost) here! Many Canadians take this long weekend as an opportunity to drive to the lake or cottage, go camping, or take a road trip somewhere new with their family. As you likely know, travelling in… [read more]