Naître et grandir now offers English articles and tools on their website that provide parents with information on their child’s early development, from conception until 8 years of age. These articles are short and practical, checked for scientific accuracy and are written in an easy-to-read, accessible language. An English audio reader is also available for each article.
Several subjects are covered, including development, play, education, health, nutrition and psychology. Their overall mission is to foster the development of children from their earliest age in order to create conditions and environments that are favourable to their educational success. Naître et grandir is completely ad-free and committed to total independence of content.
Latest Publication: Everyone is Important for the Little Ones
The new Naître et grandir campaign is centered on the importance of all those who support a child’s development. The more a child is surrounded by adults who love him—like grandparents, uncles, aunts or family friends—the better he will develop.
Web Platform: You Made the Difference
In connection with its new campaign, Naître et grandir has also developed an interactive web platform asking Quebecers to identify and thank the people who played an important role in their childhood. To pay it forward in our chain of thanks and gratitude, visit You Made the Difference.
Publication: Getting Ready for Kindergarten: The Importance of the Preschool Years
This publication offers some valuable tips on getting your child ready for school. As well, the article features information on The Role of Daycares in Getting Children Ready for School, For a Stress-Free Start to Kindergarten, and Preschool Programs
Online Toolkit: The Book: The Ultimate Toy for Toddlers
Includes videos, activity cut-outs and various articles on how to get the most out of reading with your child through cuddling, exploring, naming, pointing and playing while reading.
Publication: 20 Questions about Mental Health
This publication dispels some of the myths about Mental Health by answering 20 questions about the Twenty Questions about the Mental Health of parents and children.
Quick Facts about Naître et grandir:
Over 265,000 copies of the French magazine are distributed free of charge (nine issues a year) in over 4,300 locations throughout Quebec in CPEs, health and social service organizations (CLSCs, family medicine groups, hospitals, youth centres), kindergartens, libraries and several community organizations.
Naître et grandir also has 72 million pages visited every year on its website. One of the site’s most original features is a timeline that allows parents to track their children’s affective, motor, intellectual and social development during the periods of pregnancy, 0 to 12 months, 1 to 3 years, 3 to 5 years and 5 to 8 years.
It is also possible to receive a personalized weekly newsletter with information that applies to a specific age, so that parents can follow their child’s development every step of the way. Over 115,000 parents currently subscribe to this service. (Please note that the newsletter is currently available in French only.)
Naître et grandir also distributes content and maintains contact with parents on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. The Naître et grandir Their Facebook page currently has over 240,000 “likes.”
[Stats based on 2014-2016, Naître et grandir: À propos de nous]