What you may have missed on CBC.ca this week:
Dogs and autistic kids
There's the old saying, "a dog is a man's best friend," but the four-legged furry creature can also provide a whole new level of stability in the life of a child with autism. That's exactly what Abner, a highly trained black Labrador retriever, has become for young Maverick of Reidville, N.L. Listen to the story on CBC West Coast Morning.
Six-year-old girl writes to Hasbro about gender imbalance in Guess Who? game
When Irish journalist Jennifer O'Connell's daughter started asking her questions about why there were more male than female characters in the Guess Who?
board game, O'Connell thought it would be a good idea to get the game-maker itself, Hasbro to respond. Read their letters back and forth on CBC Your Community.
Playing the Grinch: Josh Rager riffs on Dr. SeussCBC Music
has asked Montreal pianist/composer Josh Rager for a new setting of the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
. It will feature narrator Jonathan Goldstein of WireTap
, underscored by a jazz trio and punctuated by a chorus of 200 kids singing. Read CBC Music's interview with Josh Rager.
Any parent knows how worrying it can be when their child wakes screaming from a nightmare. Moms and dads assure their child it was "just a dream" and everything will be alright. But how can you prevent those nightmares from plaguing kids in the first place? CBC parenting columnist Diane Flacks entered the spooky subconscious to find out in this It Takes a Village podcast.
Recall of infant travel beds
A children's safety equipment manufacturer has agreed to recall thousands of Pea Pod Travel Cribs, an infant travel bed, after reports of one infant's death and nine others entrapped or distressed while inside the portable sleep tents. Read more details on CBCNews.ca