kids help line

​1-800-668-6868

Messenger Kids | The Messaging App for Kids

https://messengerkids.com


Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app for smartphones and tablets*. Parents control the contact list, and kids control the fun. Keep in touch with close friends and family with fun-filled features like filters and stickers.

GET LOW DANCE COMPANY - lET'S dANCE


We are bringing our Dance Parties to your Home! 

We home everyone is safe and cozy at home. But now its times to move and groove! We have missed dancing with our kiddies so we are bringing our childcare dance programs to children within their own home ONLINE!

We would appreciate if you could share our dance programs with your children's parents so they are able to continue to dance with us as if they were at school!

Let Get Low Dance Co. ease the stress and manage your music and daily physical activity needs! With our diverse dance programs and cultural music we will keep your children actively involved and culturally educated on upcoming celebrations!
 
Dance Party Fun Fitness for the Whole Family

FREE

Monday April 6th @ 11:00am - DISCO
Wednesday April 8th @ 11:00am - YOGA CREATIVES
Friday April 10th @ 11:00am- LATIN

What to expect:
45 Minute dance workshop 
Fun for the full family
Themed music and dance moves
Fun Dance Fitness
Request to join in our video to share your cool dance moves LIVE

Workshops are LIVE for 24 hours to watch at your own convenient time for you and your family. 

FREE

Easy to Join:
Follow us on instagram @getlowdanceco
Click on our story to view workshop LIVE at 11:00am

One of the parents on the Board shared this resource and said she's been enjoying the resources found on this page...check it out.


https://www.lucieslist.com/online-resources-for-kids-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

UGOT ACTIVE KIDS - Join us for fun-filled, high energy virtual dance classes.
Learn some cool moves, connect with others, and have fun!


Things have been hard for everyone and we are so excited to provide this opportunity for your students and their families during this difficult time.

We invite everyone to participate in FREE virtual dance classes on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020


UGOT Active Kids provides fitness and movement-based enrichment programs for children and their parents during the difficult time of social distancing. Our programs are inspired by the idea of bringing communities together, spreading positive energy, and making movement and exercise accessible for everyone from the comfort and safety of their home.

10:00am - 10:30am - Virtual Dance Party
Kids 3-5 yrs old
with Christine Walker

11:00am - 11:30am - Pop/Hip Hop Fusion
Kids 6-12 yrs old
with Sofia Aguilar

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Latin Fusion Dance
for teens and parents
with Christine Walker

Tune in from the comfort and safety of your own home and follow along! Class will be streamed through Zoom, an interactive virtual meeting platform . Children and their parents are provided with a private confidential link and code to join live classes regardless of their location and time zone. Parents have peace of mind with the option to keep their own cameras off or on, while still being able to see and follow the instructor.

Join the Virtual Dance Party - move your body, connect with others, stay healthy, and have fun!


Spots are limited...here is the link.  IF IT DOESN'T WORK, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL FORWARD THERE EMAIL, WHERE THERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO REGISTRATION.


https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-dance-classes-for-kids-parents-tickets-101662374900?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=EBLinkEvent&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_term=shortLinkViewMyEvent

NETtricks VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW


FREE Live Streaming Magic Show on Facebook

Every Thursday at 1 pm. ET

Are your kids bored in this difficult time? Every Thursday in April and until this situation ends, Chris will be performing Live Family Friendly Magic Shows on Facebook.

Chris Westfall is widely regarded as one of the top magicians for kids all around the country. His magic got a lot of hype from TVO Kids & was voted Best Magician in the GTA by Today's Parent Magazine!

A high energy magic show jam packed with audience participation (NOT TODAY). The show keeps its spectators laughing, gasping and screaming while on the edge of their seats (couches). Drink and food service is available inside your home (ASK MOM or DAD).

Together we can get through this.

Magically Yours, Chris Westfall
www.chriswestfallmagic.com

www.facebook.com/westfallsworld


www.facebook/westfallsworld.com in events for this week's show

Wholesome kids catering


A link provided for family activities from our caterer.


https://wholesomekids.ca/news/issue-1-connected-community-fun-ideas-for-families/


And another one to help talk to children about coronavirus.


https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street | Toronto ON | M4Y 1E1 | 416-924-1164 | 1-855-944-4673 | www.sickkidscmhlearning.ca

Your mental health matters too.

During this trying time remember to take time for your mental health too. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO), all have some web-based resources available on managing your mental health during this pandemic.

http://ontario.cmha.ca/news/understanding-social-distancing-and-the-importance-of-social-connection/

http://ontario.cmha.ca/news/tips-to-manage-mental-health-during-covid-19/

https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19

https://www.cmho.org/blog/blog-news/6519918-talking-to-your-anxious-child-about-covid-19

ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION AS WELL AS SOME FREE CLASSES THAT HAVE BEEN OFFERED TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN FROM OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS.


ALSO INCLUDED ARE SOME RESOURCES THAT I'M HOPING YOU WILL FIND USEFUL.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATRE

We hope that all of our YPT friends are safe and healthy. Knowing that you're likely spending a lot of time at home these days, our Education & Participation team thought they'd share some of their favourite "indoor" drama games with you and your loved ones!

Enjoy this first installment of our video series "Inside with Imagination", featuring Drama School Director Liz Pounsett and her family. We'll be posting new videos twice a week. Make sure to follow our social media channels (links below) and #InsideWithImagination so that you don't miss out on the fun!


https://youngpeoplestheatre.org/dramaschool/front-page/inside-with-imagination/


FOR ACCESS TO ALL THE DRAMA GAMES SERIES 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:


https://www.hardfeelings.org

https.//www,whatsupwalkin.ca/service-providers/  (ages 12 to 29)

SOME FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

​The new Support for Families initiative offers a one-time payment of $200 per child 0 to 12 years of age, and $250 for those 0 to 21 years of age with special needs.

​​Families can complete a simple online application at Ontario's Support for Families web page to access this financial support. Parents already receiving Support for Parents payments through direct deposit will be automatically eligible for this financial support and do not need to submit a new application.

​https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families

ABC ACADEMY OF MUSIC - Pre-School Rooms


COVID ONLINE CLASS NOTE:

Remember, your class booking is just a placeholder during this time.

Actual class schedules are available at:
https://www.music-lessons.ca/covid-19/family-access/

Use password Hammer_Time to access the page for the first two weeks, and watch for the changed access on or after April 17th.

How to Explain Coronavirus to Your Children

It’s important that children are told about coronavirus, the seriousness of it but at the same time, simple steps they can take to help prevent the continued spread. This free book from Manuela Molina helps explain to children, in a calm and appropriate way, the ins and outs of coronavirus and what they can do.

                                             

CLICK ABOVE FOR free online book


Another link for older children:

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55627/six-age-appropriate-books-and-resources-for-teaching-kids-about-covid-19?utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR1SyR_33E7X5OvJOXmqcoUC1nR0GjAyno0TmWarwVUd3f9E5ue1cKhuALc