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4 Ways to Teach Your Children to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2017

Being grateful is an important quality for many adults to have. It reminds us what is important in our lives, allows us to work through difficult situations, and often makes others in our lives feel loved. Teaching your children to give thanks is an important job, but there’s no doubt that it can seem abstract and even difficult. With Thanksgiving right around the corner it’s the perfect opportunity to teach your children all the great ways to be thankful. We’ve rounded up five tangible ways to help you teach your children about being thankful. Say “Thank-you” Let’s start with the...

Why Teaching Your Children About Remembrance Day is Important

November 8th, 2017

On November 11th, 1918 World War I ended with fighting officially coming to a close at the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” Since that time many commonwealth countries observe “Remembrance Day” while other countries, including the United States observe “Veterans Day”. Days are usually marked with somber celebrations where we take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices our war veterans made fighting for peace. With the end of the war was almost 100 years ago it may seem like something that’s in the distant past. Something removed from our everyday lives. Something from history....

4 Reasons Why Nature is Important for Your Children!

May 24th, 2017

Not much is better than a day outdoors with your family. It’s a great way to get fresh air, be active, and connect with your children and recent studies have shown that there are very real benefits to getting back to nature. While hiking up into the mountains or out to a forest are excellent ways to experience those benefits, you can even get them in the city by going to a local park, a backyard, or a green space in your neighborhood. As parents, we wanted to give you four reasons why getting back to nature is important for your family....

6 Reasons Why Theatre is Great for Kids

March 21st, 2017

Whether it’s sports, music, art, or another activity, as parents, we want to support our children's interests. Different hobbies offer children different benefits. The performing arts are a great way for young people to meet friends, build self-confidence, and learn about literature. In honour of World Theatre Day (March 27th), we pulled together six reasons why participating in theatre is great for kids. 1) It builds empathy & compassion Theatre portrays many different types of people with many different types of lives. Observing the unique ways people experience life allows us to get a better understanding of what other people go through and helps to...

5 Ways to Inspire your Family on International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2017

International Women’s Day (IWD) is every March 8th, and while we hear that this day exists, it may be hard to know exactly what to do.  IWD is a day to celebrate the economic, social, cultural, and political achievements of women and usually includes a call to action for gender equality. At Kidoodle.TV, we work with talented, hardworking, and inspiring women every day and as part of our commitment to celebrate their achievements, we have come up with 5 ways to inspire your family! 1) Learn about the past Sit down with your children and teach them about the history of...

5 Ways to Show Kindness on Pink Shirt Day

February 22nd, 2017

February 22nd, 2017 is Pink Shirt Day! You may be asking yourself, “what the heck is Pink Shirt Day?” Well, it all started with David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends in Canada a few years ago. After witnessing a new Grade 9 boy who was being bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school, the teenagers organized a protest to wear pink in sympathy with bullied student. That evening they went to a local discount store, bought 50 pink tank tops, and sent out a message to other students. The next morning they distributed the pink shirts...

4 Brain-Boosting Activities for your Family!

January 25th, 2017

Whether it’s eating healthy, keeping active, or spending time together, there’s no question that we all want the best for our children. However, balancing these activities with everything else in our lives can sometimes be challenging. Planning fun events or games for your children are great examples. On the surface, finding games that are all about fun are probably easiest but aren’t always what you're looking for. Games and activities that are fun but that also encourage learning, brain use, and problem solving are also important to have in your back pocket. To help you out, the Kidoodle.TV team has put together...

Showing Respect For Our Veterans on November 11

November 9th, 2016

In the United States and Canada, November 11 is recognized as a day to remember the sacrifice that our veterans and their families have made in service to our countries and to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. As an adult, it is easier to contextualize why this day is so important and why showing respect for our servicewomen and servicemen is so important. However, for children understanding how and why to show respect on this day (and throughout the year) can sometimes be confusing. Here are a few ways that you can help your family...

5 Amazing Cartoon Role Models for Your Kids

November 3rd, 2016

Strong role models are an important part of any child’s life, growing up. They provide examples for morality, compassion, and positivity. While we often think of role models as coming from our everyday lives (maybe a parent, aunt, teacher, or coach) they also come in the form of characters from the literary canon or TV. When discovering new shows for your young ones, it’s important to keep this in mind. For instance, you can take a closer look at the personality traits of the main characters and see if they align with your family values and the traits you want...

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Color!

October 6th, 2016

Fall is a pretty spectacular time as we witness nature changing colors all around us! Leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange, while grass slowly fades from green to yellow. This time of year is a great opportunity to teach your children about color. Using nature to teach children about how color works is a great way to give real world context about how we 'see' the world. Here are four fun ways to teach your children to observe and learn about color! 1. Choose a weekly color for a colorful week During any given week, choose a color to...