Archives for March 2014

Indoor Madness: Easing Cabin Fever

Going stir-crazy? Kids getting a little restless? Even if you're housebound, you can create a fun house Here, five basic strategies we keep in mind whenever we find ourselves housebound: Barbara Rowley (original author of this article) is writing a book about activities for babies and toddlers.   1. BREAK THE RULES When the weather is already ruling your family's life, you might as well loosen the restrictions inside to compensate. Nothing cheers a child like the prospect of eating Read more [...]

Ten Reasons Why Your Child Should Not Play With Handheld Devices

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) Read more [...]