Screen Time and More Active Play

To learn more about how this relates to your child’s development and tips for reducing screen time visit the following:

ParticipAction – New, National Campaign with a lot of interesting resources and information.

10 ways to help your kids play more!


Some fun, easy, activity ideas and how they help your child’s development, in a variety of ways.

Play Dough

Outdoor Play

Art activities

Bubbles activity

For children’s social and emotional development:

Heart-Mind Online

A vital resource for parents, caregivers and educators, with resources to educate the hearts and mind of children and promote children’s social and emotional development.

For a brand new collection of resources to build capacity in individuals and communities, produced by the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education, visit their website!

Agencies that can provide services:

Summer Reading Club
at the Burnaby public library
Get ready to”book a trip” this summer! See where books and reading can take you! Kids of all ages are encouraged to join the Book a Trip 2018 Summer Reading Club. Join the Summer Reading Club. Registration starts Friday, June 15 and continues until the middle of July.

Find out more!
Physical Literacy for Preschoolers
Start young! To become physically literate, it is important to understand the basics of physical literacy and provide your preschooler with the right building blocks from the beginning. Learning how to count, read and write, goes hand-in-hand with the need for ALL children to learn how to be physically literate in a healthy, safe and positive way.

Find out more!
Spirit of the Children – Aboriginal Early Childhood Development
Spirit of the Children Society (SOTCS) is an Aboriginal non-profit society serving families in the Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody).We work to empower and strengthen Aboriginal families by providing support and resources through the programs we offer. Follow the link above for early childhood programs, services and supports.
Aboriginal Infant Development Program
Their AIDP offers a variety of supports for Aboriginal parents and their child who are at risk of, or who may be experiencing developmental delays. They work in partnership with community partners such as: Public Health Nurses, Doctors, Nutritionists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Specialists. Referral services are provided when needed.
Burnaby Pacific Grace Church
Burnaby Pacific Grace’s Children Ministry provides a variety of programs and services that encourage parent-child bonding and supports children’s mental, spiritual, and physical growth through sharing the teachings of Christ. Children are led by teachers to sing songs, play games, listen to stories, and participate in teamwork activities.
Burnaby Public Library
Nearly 6,000 people visit Burnaby Public Library every day. With four branches conveniently located throughout the city, Burnaby Public Library provides access to a rich array of the world’s stories, ideas and information. Our vision is a vibrant community where all people are informed, literate and entertained. BPL offers outstanding collections, programs and services for children from birth through Grade 7. Come and Explore!
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
At some point in life, everyone gets stuck. Since 1928, people experiencing challenges have been turning to Family Services of Greater Vancouver—a community-based not-for-profit organization providing crucial social services to children, youth, adults, and families across Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Surrey. We offer support, provide hope, and present opportunities—helping people realize and create possibilities for themselves. All of our work is about building healthy, vibrant tomorrows.
Burnaby Family Life
The Burnaby Family Life (BFL) is an accredited, multi-service agency that provides a wide range of services to the whole community of Burnaby, in all its diversity. BFL is a non profit, non partisan society governed by a Board of Directors, incorporated February 1971. Our organization strives to support the successful settlement and integration of immigrants into Canadian society, to provide learning opportunities, emotional and practical supports, childcare and counselling services and to strengthen our community by empowering individuals and their families. Our programs specialize in serving the vulnerable population.
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Our 12 neighbourhood Clubs give our kids a place to be amazing, safe, and have fun! We also provide substance-abuse services and support to some of the most vulnerable youth in our community. We offer counselling and employment services for youth and families. We offer programs for families with new babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and parents of teens. And we offer a summer wilderness camping adventure, Camp Potlatch, which is second to none.
East Burnaby Family Place
East Burnaby Family Place is a community neighbourhood facility that provides a free service for parents, caregivers and children aged newborn to school-aged. Parents and caregivers can meet others in a supportive and friendly environment to share experiences, information and ideas.
MOSAIC is a registered charity serving immigrant, newcomer and refugee communities in Greater Vancouver for the past 40 years.
Established in 1973 and incorporated in 1974, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in BC. With the vision to create “A World of Multicultural Harmony”, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is well supported by its mission: to Build Bridge, Harvest Diversity and Foster Integration. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. provides services in settlement, English as a second language training, employment, family and youth counseling, business and economic development, health care, social housing and community and volunteer development. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has two social enterprises offering vocational training and self-employment services for people with disabilities.
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Burnaby Neighbourhood House provides a free family drop in for parents/caregivers and children 0-5. The drop in includes free play time, a healthy snack and circle time. Parents/caregivers can access information about early childhood development or attend parent information sessions. Three locations. Call Maheen at 604-431-0400 for more information.
Cameray Child and Family Services
The Parent Support Program at Cameray Child and Family Services offers individual parenting support sessions for expecting parents and parents with children 0-5 years. We also offer educational and interactive parenting groups Monday – Friday year-round. Group topics include: Mother Goose, Nobody’s Perfect, Positive Discipline, Anger in Families, Songs and Stories, Attachment Parenting, and more!
Multicultural Family Support Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
We are a non-profit organization offering free and confidential services to immigrant visible minority and refugee women and their families who are experiencing family violence. We are located in Burnaby but we serve clients in the entire Lower Mainland.