FURTHER
LEARNING

SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Learn more about the role of Social and Emotional Learning in the early years. Now more than ever, SEL matters.

read more

5 SPECIAL THINGS: PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS

Being a parent is rewarding. Being a parent is hard. The experience is, in fact, filled with contradictions.

read more

TEACHING COMPASSION STARTS WITH YOU

Showing gratitude is much more than good manners and the resulting physical, social and emotional rewards are many.

read more

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Familiarize yourself with speech and language concepts using this great resource provided by HealthLinkBC.

read more

WHY ROUTINES ARE GOOD FOR CHILDREN

Maintaining normal daily routines as much as possible can make it easier for children to deal with stressful events.

read more

THE DALAI LAMA CENTRE FOR PEACE + EDUCATION

Heart-Mind Online provides resources for families, educators and all others who care for and about children.

read more

MINDFUL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

You are a parent who believes in being present, mindful and compassionate. You also have young children.

read more

“SAY "THANK-YOU" - THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE

Showing gratitude is much more than good manners and the resulting physical, social and emotional rewards are many.

read more

5 STEPS FOR BRAIN BUILDING SERVE AND RETURN

Learn more about the important concept of serve and return with this valuable resource from Harvard University.

read more

BUILDING A BEDTIME ROUTINE

A regular bedtime ritual allows the whole family to relax, wind down and enjoy some shared quiet time.

read more

AN ONLINE SEL TOOLKIT DESIGNED FOR PARENTS

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

ADELE DIAMOND: TIME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

Dr. Adele Diamond knows what she is talking about when it comes to support the healthy development of children.

read more

IT'S GOOD TO BE KIND!

Two scientific findings are dramatically shifting how we look at kindness. It really is good to be kind.

read more

ACTIVITIES FOR LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Try these activities to help support communication skills development in the early years, from Speech and Hearing BC.

read more

CREATING A LOWER STRESS HOME

Ten ways to reduce stress, boost your coping skills, and help keep your family feeling healthy and happier.

read more

ATTACHMENT HOW-TO'S

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

3 HEART-MIND PRACTICES FOR ANTI-RACISM

Anti-racism is a way of seeing, thinking, speaking and doing, which deliberately challenges racism in all its forms.

read more

TALKING WITH PRESCHOOLERS ABOUT EMOTIONS

Just like adults, children need to develop strategies for managing their emotions so they can build social-emotional skills.

read more

EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH (HARVARD)

Science tells us that the foundations of sound mental health are built early in life. This video explains it.

read more

AFFECTION, TOUCH AND WELL-BEING

Emerging research on touch shows how wide an effect it has on our social and emotional development.

read more

READING PICTURE BOOKS WITH CHILDREN

10 tips for using picture books to have meaningful conversations that embrace race with the kids in your life.

read more

SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Learn 3 steps and 12 strategies to help young children manage (and talk about) their own challenging feelings.

read more

THE SCIENCE OF RESILIENCE (HARVARD)

Some children develop resilience, or the ability to overcome serious hardship, while others do not. Why?

read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH FOR BABIES & BEYOND

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE

Browse an amazing collection of children’s storybooks promoting equality, diversity and acceptance.

read more

"LLAMA LLAMA" EMOTIONAL CODE WORDS

Help your young or school-aged child express their feelings and self-regulation needs by share an emotional code word.

read more

IDEAS, TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR CAREGIVERS

Even very young children experience stress, and it’s important for adults to recognize and help deal with it.

read more

TEMPERAMENT: PARENT-CHILD "FIT"

A new perspective on how to interpret a child’s behaviours and accept, support and nurture a child’s uniqueness.

read more

FIND ACTIVITIES & GAMES FOR THE EARLY YEARS

Appetite to Play is an initiative designed to promote physical activity and healthy eating in the early years. Check it out!

read more

GENDER STEREOTYPES IN THE EARLY YEARS

The No Limitations Guide is a great resource about gender equality in early childhood settings. Give it a read!

read more

MINDFULNESS FOR STRESSED-OUT PARENTS

Try this mindfulness practice the next time that inner voice pops up and makes parenting harder than it needs to be.

read more

TEMPERAMENT AND HEART-MIND WELL-BEING

Temperament first shows up in babies and while it can evolve over time, it is strongly linked to personality later in life.

read more

LET'S PLAY: ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

Developed by the BC Ministry of Education to support children’s early learning experiences through play.

read more

PREVENTING GENDER BIAS

How parents and caregivers can work to counter stereotyping and discrimination – starting in early childhood.

read more

WHERE YOU ARE PODCAST

Episodes with practical tips and strategies to promote you and your family’s mental health and wellness.

read more

10 WAYS TO NURTURE SELF-CONCEPT

A child’s self-concept begins to develop at birth. It begins with how adults respond to her.

read more

ENCOURAGING DIFFERENT STAGES OF PLAY

Play presents a multitude of evolving opportunities to encourage the social and emotional development of children.

read more

HOW DOES GENDER IDENTITY DEVELOP?

Learning for parents and caregivers to promote healthy development of gender identity and expression in children.

read more

VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS DURING COVID-19

Virtual services are available to British Columbians who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other challenges.

read more

HOW TO RECOGNIZE STRESS EARLY ON

Discover ways to recognize everyday stress early on with this resource from Kelty Mental Health.

read more

TAKE A RISK, GO PLAY OUTSIDE!

Developed by BC researchers to help parents, caregivers and educators gain confidence and skills to support children’s outdoor play.

read more

The Importance of Nurturing Environments.

Caregivers can strengthen attachment bonds with their babies by providing gentle and nurturing touch.

read more

PRESENT MATTERS: MINDFULNESS AND MENTAL WELL-BEING

A great episode on mindfulness and mental well-being from the podcast series “Where You Are” from Kelty Mental Health.

read more

BOOKS BRINGS US TOGETHER SO NO ONE CAN TEARS US APART.

Let’s stop anti-asian racism. A book list to share stories from different perspectives, brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

THE ABC's OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

This book provides cutting edge research and “how to” strategies to support children’s language development, organized in an A-B-C format.

read more

BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN CANADA – STORIES FOR YOUNGER READERS

Enjoy these stories that celebrate Black Canadian history and culture. A book list to brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

ABC'S FOR NEW PARENTS

An easy to understand book that helps caregivers be socially and emotionally healthy.

read more

ANTI-RACIST PICTURE BOOKS

A selection of picture books with anti-racist themes for ages 0-8. Brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

BABY'S BEST CHANCE

Parent’s handbook of pregnancy and baby care developed by the BC Ministry of Health.

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The importance of early love

See how early nurturing influences children’s health into adulthood and can also buffer the effects of negative life experiences.

read more

E-BOOK LIST: STAND UP!

Racial identity, racism, and resistance for preschoolers. An e-book list brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

TODDLER'S FIRST STEPS

A step-by-step guide to parenting your 6-to-36 Month old Child developed by the BC Ministry of Health.

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E-BOOK LIST: INDIGENOUS COLLECTION FOR PRESCHOOLERS

An e-book list brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library and selected by VPL librarians.

read more

A caregiver's warmth can protect immune systems of children

Researchers can see that those who had high levels of maternal warmth in early life had more protected immune systems.

read more

E-BOOK LIST: KIDS READ WITH PRIDE FOR PRESCHOOLERS

An LGBTQ+ e-book list brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library and selected by VPL librarians.

read more

CHILDREN'S SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT CAN AFFECT THEM FOR LIFE

Learn more about epigenetics and how the interaction between children and caregivers can last a lifetime.

read more

5 SPECIAL THINGS: PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS

Being a parent is rewarding. Being a parent is hard. The experience is, in fact, filled with contradictions.

read more

MINDFUL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

You are a parent who believes in being present, mindful and compassionate. You also have young children.

read more

ADELE DIAMOND: TIME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

Dr. Adele Diamond knows what she is talking about when it comes to support the healthy development of children.

read more

ATTACHMENT HOW-TO'S

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

AFFECTION, TOUCH AND WELL-BEING

Emerging research on touch shows how wide an effect it has on our social and emotional development.

read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH FOR BABIES & BEYOND

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

TEMPERAMENT: PARENT-CHILD "FIT"

A new perspective on how to interpret a child’s behaviours and accept, support and nurture a child’s uniqueness.

read more

TEMPERAMENT AND HEART-MIND WELL-BEING

Temperament first shows up in babies and while it can evolve over time, it is strongly linked to personality later in life.

read more

10 WAYS TO NURTURE SELF-CONCEPT

A child’s self-concept begins to develop at birth. It begins with how adults respond to her.

read more

SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Learn more about the role of Social and Emotional Learning in the early years. Now more than ever, SEL matters.

read more

THE DALAI LAMA CENTRE FOR PEACE + EDUCATION

Heart-Mind Online provides resources for families, educators and all others who care for and about children.

read more

AN ONLINE SEL TOOLKIT DESIGNED FOR PARENTS

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

The importance of early love

See how early nurturing influences children’s health into adulthood and can also buffer the effects of negative life experiences.

read more

A caregiver's warmth can protect immune systems of children

Researchers can see that those who had high levels of maternal warmth in early life had more protected immune systems.

read more

CHILDREN'S SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT CAN AFFECT THEM FOR LIFE

Learn more about epigenetics and how the interaction between children and caregivers can last a lifetime.

read more

The Importance of Nurturing Environments.

Caregivers can strengthen attachment bonds with their babies by providing gentle and nurturing touch.

read more

TEACHING COMPASSION STARTS WITH YOU

Showing gratitude is much more than good manners and the resulting physical, social and emotional rewards are many.

read more

“SAY "THANK-YOU" - THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE

Showing gratitude is much more than good manners and the resulting physical, social and emotional rewards are many.

read more

IT'S GOOD TO BE KIND!

Two scientific findings are dramatically shifting how we look at kindness. It really is good to be kind.

read more

FIND ACTIVITIES & GAMES FOR THE EARLY YEARS

Appetite to Play is an initiative designed to promote physical activity and healthy eating in the early years. Check it out!

read more

LET'S PLAY: ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

Developed by the BC Ministry of Education to support children’s early learning experiences through play.

read more

ENCOURAGING DIFFERENT STAGES OF PLAY

Play presents a multitude of evolving opportunities to encourage the social and emotional development of children.

read more

3 HEART-MIND PRACTICES FOR ANTI-RACISM

Anti-racism is a way of seeing, thinking, speaking and doing, which deliberately challenges racism in all its forms.

read more

READING PICTURE BOOKS WITH CHILDREN

10 tips for using picture books to have meaningful conversations that embrace race with the kids in your life.

read more

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE

Browse an amazing collection of children’s storybooks promoting equality, diversity and acceptance.

read more

SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Learn more about the role of Social and Emotional Learning in the early years. Now more than ever, SEL matters.

read more

THE DALAI LAMA CENTRE FOR PEACE + EDUCATION

Heart-Mind Online provides resources for families, educators and all others who care for and about children.

read more

AN ONLINE SEL TOOLKIT DESIGNED FOR PARENTS

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

TAKE A RISK, GO PLAY OUTSIDE!

Developed by BC researchers to help parents, caregivers and educators gain confidence and skills to support children’s outdoor play.

read more

BOOKS BRINGS US TOGETHER SO NO ONE CAN TEARS US APART.

Let’s stop anti-asian racism. A book list to share stories from different perspectives, brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN CANADA – STORIES FOR YOUNGER READERS

Enjoy these stories that celebrate Black Canadian history and culture. A book list to brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

ANTI-RACIST PICTURE BOOKS

A selection of picture books with anti-racist themes for ages 0-8. Brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

E-BOOK LIST: STAND UP!

Racial identity, racism, and resistance for preschoolers. An e-book list brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library.

read more

E-BOOK LIST: INDIGENOUS COLLECTION FOR PRESCHOOLERS

An e-book list brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library and selected by VPL librarians.

read more

E-BOOK LIST: KIDS READ WITH PRIDE FOR PRESCHOOLERS

An LGBTQ+ e-book list brought to you by the Vancouver Public Library and selected by VPL librarians.

read more

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Familiarize yourself with speech and language concepts using this great resource provided by HealthLinkBC.

read more

5 STEPS FOR BRAIN BUILDING SERVE AND RETURN

Learn more about the important concept of serve and return with this valuable resource from Harvard University.

read more

ACTIVITIES FOR LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Try these activities to help support communication skills development in the early years, from Speech and Hearing BC.

read more

TALKING WITH PRESCHOOLERS ABOUT EMOTIONS

Just like adults, children need to develop strategies for managing their emotions so they can build social-emotional skills.

read more

SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Learn 3 steps and 12 strategies to help young children manage (and talk about) their own challenging feelings.

read more

"LLAMA LLAMA" EMOTIONAL CODE WORDS

Help your young or school-aged child express their feelings and self-regulation needs by share an emotional code word.

read more

GENDER STEREOTYPES IN THE EARLY YEARS

The No Limitations Guide is a great resource about gender equality in early childhood settings. Give it a read!

read more

PREVENTING GENDER BIAS

How parents and caregivers can work to counter stereotyping and discrimination – starting in early childhood.

read more

HOW DOES GENDER IDENTITY DEVELOP?

Learning for parents and caregivers to promote healthy development of gender identity and expression in children.

read more

SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Learn more about the role of Social and Emotional Learning in the early years. Now more than ever, SEL matters.

read more

THE DALAI LAMA CENTRE FOR PEACE + EDUCATION

Heart-Mind Online provides resources for families, educators and all others who care for and about children.

read more

AN ONLINE SEL TOOLKIT DESIGNED FOR PARENTS

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

THE ABC's OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

This book provides cutting edge research and “how to” strategies to support children’s language development, organized in an A-B-C format.

read more

WHY ROUTINES ARE GOOD FOR CHILDREN

Maintaining normal daily routines as much as possible can make it easier for children to deal with stressful events.

read more

BUILDING A BEDTIME ROUTINE

A regular bedtime ritual allows the whole family to relax, wind down and enjoy some shared quiet time.

read more

CREATING A LOWER STRESS HOME

Ten ways to reduce stress, boost your coping skills, and help keep your family feeling healthy and happier.

read more

EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH (HARVARD)

Science tells us that the foundations of sound mental health are built early in life. This video explains it.

read more

THE SCIENCE OF RESILIENCE (HARVARD)

Some children develop resilience, or the ability to overcome serious hardship, while others do not. Why?

read more

IDEAS, TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR CAREGIVERS

Even very young children experience stress, and it’s important for adults to recognize and help deal with it.

read more

MINDFULNESS FOR STRESSED-OUT PARENTS

Try this mindfulness practice the next time that inner voice pops up and makes parenting harder than it needs to be.

read more

WHERE YOU ARE PODCAST

Episodes with practical tips and strategies to promote you and your family’s mental health and wellness.

read more

VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS DURING COVID-19

Virtual services are available to British Columbians who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other challenges.

read more

SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Learn more about the role of Social and Emotional Learning in the early years. Now more than ever, SEL matters.

read more

THE DALAI LAMA CENTRE FOR PEACE + EDUCATION

Heart-Mind Online provides resources for families, educators and all others who care for and about children.

read more

AN ONLINE SEL TOOLKIT DESIGNED FOR PARENTS

The Parent Toolkit is produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US using the CASEL framework.

read more

HOW TO RECOGNIZE STRESS EARLY ON

Discover ways to recognize everyday stress early on with this resource from Kelty Mental Health.

read more

PRESENT MATTERS: MINDFULNESS AND MENTAL WELL-BEING

A great episode on mindfulness and mental well-being from the podcast series “Where You Are” from Kelty Mental Health.

read more