Resources for Parents
In addition to exploring the links below, be sure to ask about our extensive collection of parenting books and DVDs.
New Westminster Parent Resources
Kidsnewwest.ca This site lists organizations that provide services for New Westminster families
The Shorty List: offers reviews by parents of daycares, preschools and elementary schools throughout the lower mainland
Support Worker Central: Helps families connect with qualified support workers
Sibling Rivalry Resources
KidsHealth: Preparing your child for a new sibling
Child Development Institute: Handling Sibling Rivalry
Toys and other products for children
Canadian Toy Testing Council: Find out which toys are recommended and which aren't and why
Entertainment Software Rating Board: Ratings help narrow the choice of games. Search by game name
Health Canada Consumer Product Safety: This federal government site rates furniture, clothing, toys and many other consumer products
Healthy Stuff: This is a consumer guide to toxic chemicals in toys and other household items
Safekids.com: Internet safety for families.
Child Fun Family Website: Who says parenting can't be fun? Colouring pages, subscriber newsletters.
Commonsense Media: this site provides age-based reviews for websites, games, movies, apps and more to help parents make informed decisions.
Kidshealth.org: Information for parents, kids and teens including talking to your child about news and violence.
Kids Vancouver: Playgrounds, swap meets, family events, play groups and more.
PBS Parents: Offers features, advice and thousands of educational activities dedicated to helping both parents and caregivers raise children who are ready to learn.