Inclusive Halloween for Children with Allergies

 

Halloween is a fun time of year, children love to dress up and play pretend. Unfortunately it is also a risky time for children with food allergies.

Please consider having non food items available for trick or treaters with allergies. Food Allergy Canada has free posters you can display to indicate you have treats for children with allergies.
You can also paint your pumpkin a teal colour as part of an initiative to raise awareness about including children with allergies.

For parents with children who have allergies, or just want to reduce their child’s sugar consumption, please prepare your children ahead of time. Try a strategy such as the “switch witch” who trades out candies for a special toy.

Candies that are not eaten (after Dad takes his 10% tax cut -not just my dad right?) can be donated to food banks or even seniors homes.

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

 

Early Literacy and Language Library Program

We have partnered with the Calgary Public Library to provide an Early Literacy and Language program for our children Age 19 months to Kindergarten. The library has a wealth of resources such as the Early Leaning Centres and other programs that we are fortunate enough to be able to access. The Librarian will be visiting us over the next four weeks and has brought us some books that we are able to lend out to families. Early literacy is an important part of cognitive development. Programs such as Baby Rhyme Time are offered at the library for children 0-12 months. To access all of the free programs through the library click here