Today’s Feelings

Encourage your child to talk about their day using feeling words like happy, excited, and sad. Ask questions like, “Was there a time when you felt frustrated today?” Ask them to make faces that express these feelings. Share your day too.

My Hair, Their Hair

When you’re brushing your child’s hair, talk to them about how their hair compares to others’.

Dream Story

Choose a letter, and see if you and your child can think of a sentence using as many words as you can think of that begin with that letter. For example, if you chose the letter M, you might say something like, “My mother made meatballs.”

Daily Do-Over

Bedtime is a great time to look back on all the fun you and your child packed into the day. So tonight, ask about what their favourite parts of the day were—like stepping in a puddle or popping bubbles at bathtime.

My Story

Use your child as a hero in bedtime stories.

Tiny Tent

Grab a blanket to make a tiny tent at bedtime.

Favourite Moments

As you get your child(ren) ready for bed, think about your favourite moment of the day with them. Turn it into a dramatic story and tell them why it was your favourite. Ask them to share their favourite moment. Talk about yours versus theirs and what’s the same and different.