Resources for Parents


The following information is provided for your reference.  If you are concerned about your child’s development based on this information, a referral can be made. Refer a child now.

Emergent Literacy Resources

To view the Niagara Children's Centre Emergent Literacy Video please click here.

To view the Niagara Children's Centre Dialogic Reading Video please click here.

The webinar focuses on strategies to promote the idea of sharing books with babies and toddlers. It highlights the most successful ways of engaging young children in interactions with books and explores the kinds of books babies and toddlers most enjoy. Parents are encouraged to make shared book reading a part of their daily lives, something that can happen anytime and anywhere!! By fostering a love of books early on, we are helping to lay the foundation for future success when children are formally taught to read and write. The journey of emergent literacy begins at birth.

Click here to view our emergent literacy webinar.

Speech & Language Resources

External Resources and Links

Article: A Short Guide to Raising Children Bilingually- click here

Articles from Baby Development Concerns

Article: How Does Learning Happen- click here

The Canadian Association of Resource Programs: Downloadable Parenting Resources

Video: Babies Saying 'I love you' for the first time- click here

Video: Canadian Paediatric Society- Read, Speak, Sing: Your baby and early literacy

Video: Hanen-You are the key to your child's first words

Video: Hanen-Conversations pave the way for first words

Website: Hanen- click here

Website: Niagara Children's Planning Council- click here

Website: Parent Direct Niagara- click here