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ToddlerYou’ve made it through countless sleepless nights, introducing new foods and first steps and more. Now you’ve got a busy toddler ready for adventures. Here are some resources to help you navigate those terrible twos and threenagers.

Catalogue Selections

Canadian Picture Books - 10 great Canadian picture books celebrating our great country, selected by CBC Books.

Toddler Time – We’ve got resources to help you understand and find ways to deal with tantrums, anxiety, gender issues, discipline and more. 

Hey Mummy That’s Yummy! – Finding healthy foods your toddler will love can be a challenge. Here’s some inspiration.

Travel the World – Explore your heritage or introduce your child to new places through picture books.

Interactive Books - Looking for an extra fun read-aloud session. Try one of these interactive books to get involved in the story.

Library Programs

STEAM Discovery Zone - Kids learn through exploration, discovery and play. Creative, hands on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities will help them discover lots of new and exciting things. For ages 2 and up. *Note: there are several different sessions of this program at both Main Branch and McLean Branch. You can find them using the Search feature and searching "STEAM".

Ready, Set, Kindergarten - Help your little one get on track for school success with a focus on pre-reading, pre-writing, math and science. For children ages 2½ and up and their caregivers.


Durham Health offers a wide variety of services and connections to supportive local agencies.  Get started with a visit to their Infant and Child Development Resource page.

Dietitians of Canada provides a series of short 60-90 second nutrition videos for parents and care provider on healthy growth and development of children up to 12 years of age. Take a look at Starting Solid Foods for tips.

Read Aloud with your child for 15 minutes each day. This national campaign will help you learn why it’s so important.

Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long, and beyond.


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