HOT Topics

  • Recommended screen times for young children – information for parents from Canada’s Paediatricians
  • 2000 Words to Grow – include 2000 words an hour in conversation, at playtime, bed time, or anytime, to help children reach their full potential.

Ottawa Area Resources

Literacy Resources

  • Read, speak, sing to your baby: How parents can promote literacy from birth – information for parents from Canada’s Paediatricians.
  • First Words – Ottawa’s Preschool Speech and Language program, focuses on prevention, early identification and treatment of speech and language problems.
  • Book Lists – Scholastic’s book recommendations for children of all ages.

Active Lifestyle Resources

  • Physical activity for children – information for parents from Canada’s Paediatricians.  To help children develop habits that will last a lifetime, an active, healthy lifestyle must start early in life. 
  • Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines – the world’s first evidence-based 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for children in their early years.

Child Development Resources