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Preschool Development: Information and Strategies for Caregivers

These videos are intended to provide general information and strategies for common topics related to Preschool Child Development.


Child Development

In this video we will talk about the importance of Function, Family, Fitness, Fun, Friends, and Future for your child’s development. Ways to include your child’s strengths and interests will be shared.

Resource Links:
My Favourite words of Child development parent handout
F-words Video – CanChild
CDC’s Developmental Milestones – CDC
Fine Motor Skills in the Preschool years
Introduction to Sensory Processing

Challenging Behaviour

Raising preschoolers can be tough. This video talks about challenging behaviours and offers some strategies to support your child and yourself during these years.

Resource Links:
Attachment Network of Manitoba
Behaviour & Development
The Strongest Start for Every Child

Picky Eating

This video focuses on supporting kids to become independent eaters. Tips on supporting increased variety of foods in the child’s diet will be discussed. It includes information about the parent’s roles and child’s roles during mealtimes.

Resource Links:

Feeding your baby: 6 months to 1 year
Feeding your child from age 1-5

Sleep

Getting ready for bed can be a challenge! We will review the basics of sleep hygiene, routines and discuss some helpful tips to make bedtime easier.
Reference: Huntley, R. (1991). The sleep book for tired parents. Parenting Press.

Resource Links:

Sleep Strategies

Toilet Training

This video focuses on the favourite words of child development including function, family, friends, fitness, fun, and future and how they relate to toilet training. It includes information about pre-potty training and readiness signs, toileting tips and suggestions, as well as sensory processing and toileting. 
Resource Links:

Tips to Take Home
When to Start Toilet Training
Kids Health – Toilet Training