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Deciding when your child is ready for organized sports
Deciding when your child is ready for organized sports

Organized sports are one form of physical activity. But remember, children need to have developed certain fundamental skills in order to successfully take part in sports.
 

Developing a positive relationship with your child’s school
Developing a positive relationship with your child’s school

There are lots of ways to support your child’s success in school, but one of the most important is to develop a positive relationship with your child’s teacher and other school staff.
 

Eating right for you and your baby
Eating right for you and your baby

If you’re expecting a baby, you want the very best for your newborn. Eating the right foods when you’re pregnant will help you grow a healthy baby. And, you’ll feel better, too.

E-Learning Course- Being the Bridge: Building Language While you Wait- For Parents of children from birth to two and half years
E-Learning Course- Being the Bridge: Building Language While you Wait- For Parents of children from birth to two and half years

This e-learning course was created in York Region to provide parents with information on the role of attachment and routines in language development, insight into how communication develops from birth, as well as practical strategies to promote your child’s understanding and use of language at home. A French version is under development.

E-Learning Course- The Power of Play- Creating Opportunities for Speech and Language Development for Parents of Preschoolers (2 1/2 to 4 years)
E-Learning Course- The Power of Play- Creating Opportunities for Speech and Language Development for Parents of Preschoolers (2 1/2 to 4 years)

This e-learning course was created in York Region to provide parents with information on how play skills and peer interaction skills develop, the link between pretend play, cognitive, and language development, and practical strategies for promoting your child’s understanding and use of language within playful activities at home. A French version is under development.

Ensuring your child’s online safety

Kids these days are spending a lot of time online, especially with social media. Some of their online activities can jeopardize their privacy.  And that could put their personal safety at risk.

Feeding your baby
Feeding your baby

Feeding your baby in his or her first year can be a real adventure. What’s more, it can lay the foundation for healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Fifty things to do before you're 12
Fifty things to do before you're 12

Friends of Lake Laurentian, Earthcare, Science North, the City of Greater Sudbury have created a handy list of 50 things to do before you’re 12. They can be done throughout the City of Greater Sudbury – some at home, and others by visiting local outdoor areas, such as Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. See if you can do all 50... and don’t worry if you’re a little older than 12. Click for your list.

Finding a health care provider

Finding a health care provider for you and your family may not be that easy, especially if there’s a shortage in your area. There is help.

Finding activities for kids with special needs
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Finding activities for kids with special needs

More and more recreational opportunities are opening up within our community for children with special needs. From summer camps to special swims and adapted sports, find out what Sudbury has to offer for your family.

Finding affordable transportation
Finding affordable transportation

Not everyone has a car. And, even for those who do, finding affordable ways to get around town can make a big difference in the family budget.

 

Finding before- and after-school child care for school-aged children
Finding before- and after-school child care for school-aged children

Parents and caregivers of school-aged children who work or attend school, will continue to need quality care for their kids—before and after school, on PD days and school holidays. Fortunately, most schools have a licensed program for school-aged kids ages four to 12 right on site.

Finding child care for kids with special needs
Finding child care for children with special needs

Licensed child care centres, homes and before- and after-school programs in Greater Sudbury welcome all children. Kids with special needs—including those with autism, delayed development, physical disabilities and medical conditions—are integrated with other kids their age.

Finding child care that’s right for you
Finding child care that’s right for you

If you’re looking for child care for an infant or toddler, or for children up to 12-years old, go to the Greater Sudbury Child Care Registry and connect with licensed child care centres in our community.

Finding programs and services for Aboriginal families with school-aged children
Finding programs and services for Aboriginal families with school-aged children

Aboriginal families—both status and non-status—can choose from a range of programs and services designed to help them safeguard their health, language, traditions and culture.

Finding programs and services for Aboriginal families—from pregnancy to preschool
Finding programs and services for Aboriginal families—from pregnancy to preschool

Aboriginal families—both status and non-status—can choose from a range of programs and services designed to help them safeguard their health, language, traditions and culture.

Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them
Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them

Starting around ages four and five, many children show an interest in organized recreation, arts and sports programs.

Finding recreational activities for toddlers and preschoolers, and getting help paying for them
Finding recreational activities for toddlers and preschoolers, and getting help paying for them

While young children aren’t ready for organized sports, children this age can often benefit from taking part in recreation and learning programs in the community.

Finding summer child care and day camps for school-aged kids
Finding summer child care and day camps for school-aged kids

Parents and caregivers of school-aged children who work or attend school themselves are likely to need quality care for their kids over the summer. Other families may enroll their kids in summer programs to introduce them to new activities, or help them keep busy, make new friends or develop skills.

Finding the things your kids need in order to learn, grow and develop
Finding the things your kids need in order to grow and develop

Chances are, you’re already well aware that raising kids can be expensive. But, families don’t have to spend a lot of money to make sure their kids have the kinds of books, toys and equipment that kids need in order to grow and develop.

 

 

This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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