Tips for Newcomer Parents

Tips for Newcomer Parents

Tips for Newcomer Parents

Date posted: February 7, 2020

Are you working with newcomer parents? Here are three resources that can be helpful.

If you are looking for an easy-to-read guide for parents filled with fun activities for young children that help them become successful learners, visit the Helping Children Learn website and download one or all of the three Learning Together Every Day booklets by Joan Acosta and Bev Burke. Booklet One has activities to do with babies. Booklet Two is designed for parents of toddlers. Booklet Three is for parents with preschoolers.

Parenting for Canadian Immigrants is a guide with parenting tips produced by the Canadian Immigrant magazine. It’s a compilation of articles by Cheryl Song, the magazine’s ‘Parenting’ columnist. It contains tips and strategies for a variety of parenting topics, including school in Canada, health and safety, family life, child development, and seasons and holidays.  

Parenting School-Age and Adult Children: An EAL Resource Guide for Parents and Caregivers is a parenting curriculum guide designed for parents and caregivers with a CLB 3 or higher. Developed by Diana Jeffries, Indi Kaur, and Chava Glouberman for the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS), it is designed to help parents and caregivers better understand the Canadian school systems, gain effective communication skills to be involved in their children’s education, and create a safe space to address questions and concerns relating to children integrating into Canadian society and culture. The four parts of the guide cover kids and culture, kids and the law, kids at school, and kids and the Internet.

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