UV index (for sun safety)

Natural sunlight is important to good health.But there is a danger you can’t see –Ultraviolet(UV) radiation. Most of the dangerous radiation from the sun  is blocked by ozone in the upper atmosphere, but small mounts of radiation still come through.

The sun’s rays are strongest in the middle of the day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You need to protect your skin during these times. or whenever the UV index is 3 or higher.

UV index:
0-2(low)  3-5(moderate)  6-7(high)  8-10(very high)  11+(extreme)

Helmet is important for riding

    Wearing a helmet can reduce your risk of head injury by up to 85%. Helmets protect your head and your brain.
    Here is an easy way to put it on .

    (1) The edge of the helmet should be two fingers above the eyebrows to protect the forehead.
    (2) Straps should meet in a V shape just below the ears.
    (3) One finger should fit between the chin and the chin strap.

    Get help to adjust your helmet, wear your helmet right.

Natural way to prevent your child colds and flu

    Did you know the child gets colds most often in the winter? Average Infants can get up to eight in a year, and preschool children average about five to seven cold each year.

    Here are the some recommended natural ways to prevent colds and flu:

1. Wash your hands frequently, it is very important for everyone, because viruses and bacteria are spread by everywhere, not just contact with people. like doorbell, doorknobs, tap, table and other surfaces.

2. Get enough of sleep, when people tired, it is too hard to fight off viruses and bacterial.

3. Get plenty of water, and  vitamin D and vitamin C.

4. Avoid people who have colds or the flu. If you get sick, stay home, rest and let your body heal. You’ll get better faster.

5. Eat rich fruits and vegetables, also eat colorful and health food.

Picky Eaters

Picky eating age is the toddler or preschool years. A picky eater sometimes hides foods or gives it to a pet, or pushes food around the plate.
How can you help your child?
1.Try to prepare a dish or bowl that your  child likes.
2.If you child doesn’t like vegetables, you just encourage more fruits.
3.If you go to supermarket, take your kids with you.
4.Keep meal times happy.
5.Don’t argue about dessert.
6.Encourage your child to taste new food.

Children’s after hours clinics

Do you want to find Children’s  after hours clinics in GTA?
Toronto
Children’s After Hours Clinic
235 Danforth Ave. Suite 100
(Danforth and Broadview)
416-461-3000
Monday to Friday 6 to 9 p.m.
Weekends/holidays 10 to 6p.m

Toronto
just for Kid’s Clinic
St.Joseph Health Centre Site
30 The Queensway
(Glendale Wing 1 floor)
416-530-6611
Monday to Friday 10 t0 8 p.m
Weekends/holidays 10 to 2 p.m

North York
children’s After Hours Clinic
1100 Sheepard Ave. Suite 100
416-250-5000
Monday to Friday 6 to 9 p.m
Weekends/holidays 10 to 2p.m

Etobicoke
Etobicoke Children’s
After Hours Clinic
33 Church St.
(Highway 27 and Humber College)
905-427-1445
Monday to Friday 5:30 to 6 p.m
Weekends 10 to noon

Mississauga
Trillium Kidz Clinic.
Trillium Health Cetre
100 the Queensway West
(Queensway and Hurontario)
905-848-7174
Monday to Friday 6 to 9:00 p.m
Weekends/holidays 2 to 5 p.m

Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Children’s Clinic
250 Harding Blvd. suite 404
(Bathurst and Major Mackenzie)
905-737-9898
Monday to Friday 9 to 6 p.m
Weekends/holidays 9 to noon

Scarborough
Family Practice After Hours Clinic
3050 Lawrence Ave.E
(Lawrence and McCowan)
416-269-9266
Monday to Friday 5 to 8:30 P.m
Weekends/holidays 9 to 6:30 p.m

Scarborough
Centenary After Hours Clinic
Rouge Valley Health Systems
Centenary site
2867 Ellesmere
(Ellesmere and Neilson)
416-281-786-8618
Hours vary, please call

Ajax
Children’s After Hours Clinic
33 church St.
905-427-1445
Monday to Friday 5:30 to 8 p.m
Weekends 10 to noon

Parking at Toronto Hospital of SickKids

SickKids parking lot

SickKids has an underground lot below the Hospital (enter from Elm Street, between University Avenue and Elizabeth Street)

This lot only accepts cash!

Special rates are available. For one day visits, bring your parking ticket to your clinic to be stamped for a parent discount.

For bi-weekly and monthly discounts, bring your ticket and cash or credit payment to the Hospital’s Business Office.
Street parking

Please read the street parking signs carefully if you are parking near the Hospital. You are not allowed to park on any street before 9:30 a.m. or between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Please do not park in the Emergency driveway or in the driveways off Gerrard Street, Elizabeth Street, or University Avenue. Cars will be ticketed and towed away.
Parking rates

Public

* Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. $5.00 per half hour to a maximum of $30.00.
* Saturday Sunday and Holidays $2.50 per half hour to a maximum of $7.00.
* Monday to Sunday 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. $2.50 per half hour to a maximum of $7.00

Parents

Please bring your parking ticket to the clinic or ward to have it stamped for discount.

* Monday to Friday 7a.m. to 7 a.m. $5.00 per half hour to a maximum of $16.00.
* Saturday Sunday and holidays $2.50 per half hour to a maximum of $7.00.
* Monday to Sunday 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. $2.50 per half hour to a maximum of $7.00.

Parent Monthly parking permits are available in the business office beside Shoppers Drug Mart at $155 per month or $100 for two weeks.
(Prices effective June, 2010)
Parent two week and monthly parking instructions

* Enter the garage, obtain a parking ticket from the ticket automated dispenser and park your car
* If you are interested in obtaining the two-week or monthly pass please bring the parking ticket to the Business Office. The Business Office is located on the main floor of the Hospital, next to the Shoppers Drug Mart. The office hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
* The parking ticket will now be programmed for either two weeks or one month, whichever is purchased.
o This ticket can now be used as a parking pass
o Enter and exit the parking garage, using this parking ticket
o Insert the parking ticket into the monthly card scanner, located at the parking garage entrance and exit. Always use this card to scan in and scan out.
o To obtain a proper read from the scanner, make sure the bar code on the ticket is facing up. It does not matter which end of the ticket is inserted as long as the bar code is facing up. Your programmed ticket will only let you out if it was scanned on the way in.
o Do not take a new parking ticket from the ticket dispenser upon entering.

All detail information please read Official site

Toronto Fun Online

If you are living in Toronto and if you want to find a fun place for you and your family member especially for your kids, maybe you can register for a kind of program named “Toronto Fun”. Normally you can register online.

Click Toronto Fun official website

Now Toronto Fun just released a new online system:

Welcome to the new Toronto FUN Online! Browse through the program and activity areas below to find new drop-in and registered program listings, facility information and registration information.

Register Information

The newest register time:

Registration for Fall 2010 and Winter 2011 programs begins at 7:00am on the following dates:

    * Etobicoke York District:  Saturday, September 11, 2010
    * Scarborough District:  Sunday, September 12, 2010
    * North York District:  Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    * Toronto & East York District:  Wednesday, September 15, 2010