Our last Daddy and Me events before the summer break are fast approaching. The visit to Heartbreak Acres is always a big hit.
To download or print this poster, please click Daddy and Me June 2013
Please remember that Daddy and Me is a dads and male caregivers only monthly event.
Both May events are early in the month. Hope we’ve given you enough notice. As always, these events are FREE and drop-in. Come when you can; Pam and Jaimelia are always happy to see you.
To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me May 2013
As, always, we celebrate the importance of dads in healthy families. Whether this program suits your family or not, we hope to increase awareness about how AWESOME dads are. Dads matter for many reasons but here’s a moving post about Why Dads Matter – Especially for Girls
Dads are also more likely to play physically than moms. This could be rough and tumble play, object play or tag. This is a generalization but it is another facet of how dads can support kids. This blog post from the CBC describes how a simple game of catch can layer in life skills for your kids. Physical activity helps kids build life skills.
Usually it is April when we see a resurgence of families at StrongStart due to the milder weather. Although we are still getting a healthy number of families attending, we are still waiting for the spring rush. Hopefully May brings us some sunny days and above zero temperatures. Ha! Hope to see you soon!
To download and print this calendar, click Duncan Cran StrongStart MAY 2013
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Many Family Place programs are winding down. But Parent/Child Mother Goose and Daddy and Me contintue until June. Drop by.
To download or print this poster, click 2013 April-June Poster
The schedule for Daddy and Me is confirmed until December 2013. We are entering our seventh year of events around the community and the third year of gym nights. Many thanks to Pam at The Family Place for her ongoing coordination and enthusiasm.
To download or print this calendar, click April – Dec 2013 Daddy and Me Calendar
For more information please contact:
Pam Lillico at The Family Place 785-6021 ext.232
Jaimelia Turner at SD60 262.6040
As usual, both events this month are active, creative and open ended. Our objective with Daddy and Me is to celebrate dads and all that they bring to the lives of children. Obviously not all dads participate in these type of events but we hope that all dads recognize the importance of a male role model in the lives of young people. Whatever your active play looks like, do it early and often with the little people in your life.
Here is an excerpt from the blog LiveScience on The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads matter
What’s most important, [researcher Laura] Padilla-Walker said, is that fathers realize they matter. Quality time is important, she said. “That doesn’t mean going on fancy vacations. It can be playing ball in the backyard or watching a movie with your kids,” she said. “Whatever it is, just make yourself available and when you’re with your children, be with them.”
To download or print this poster, click Daddy and Me March 2013.
We hope to see you at one or both events. The schedule for the rest of the year is on hold until funding is secured. For more information, contact Pam Lillico at North Peace Community Resources. 250.785.6021 ext. 232.
March is coming in like a lamb. I hope the beautiful weather gets lots of families out of the house. Winter can feel so long here. But there are many wonderful people at StrongStart and the Rotary Play Centre waiting to cheer you. The easiest way to get through the winter season with small kids is get outside. The 2nd best way is to come to our play based, parent participation learning centres.
StrongStart programs don’t run during the school spring break March 18 – April 1. Rotary Play Centre, though, is only closing from March 25 – April 1. If you haven’t visited the CDC centre, March 18th – 22nd might be a good week to give it a try.
To download and print this schedule, please click Duncan Cran StrongStart March 2013.
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To download and print this schedule, please click Rotary Play Centre March 2013.
To download and print this schedule, please click Virtual StrongStart March 2013
This month Families in Motion is being hosted by the Family Place and North Peace Community Resources Society at Bert Ambrose Elementary. As usual, the event is held on the 3rd Friday of the month at a community school or centre between 6:00 and 7:30.
Who: Families with children aged 6 and under
What: Guided indoor fitness and fun for families
When: Friday, February 15th 6:00 – 7:30
Where: Bert Ambrose Elementary
Why: FUN!! FITNESS! FAMILY!!
To download and print this poster, click here Families-in-Motion 2013
February’s events are more spread out. Hopefully this means your family can make it to both events. As usual, Gym Night is the second Wednesday of the month at Robert Ogilvie. The community event is Saturday, February 23rd in the morning. I hope February is treating you well. See you soon!
To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me February 2013
Here is an inspiring blog about the Top 10 Reasons Dads Matter. It’s short and to the point.
February can be a challenging month for young families in our community. I start to feel the weight of winter sitting on my shoulders during this month. We have Family Day to look forward to this year, but there are active events to get out of the house almost every day of the week. Getting out is trickier with small children but the reward of finding fun, socializing and engaging in learning activities pays off. It’s healthy for kids and valuable to parents, too.
- Visit StrongStart or the Rotary Play Centre. It’s free and drop-in and can dramatically increase your child’s confidence in group learning environments.
- Try Families in Motion to learn more about physical literacy, not just to be fit but also to be happy. Moving bodies are happy bodies.
- If you’re a dad, uncle, grandpa or family friend, consider trying Daddy and Me events. If you’re a mom, encourage a male caregiver to give it a try. It’s free and focused on play. Play builds relationships and relationships are the pathway to all learning.
PLEASE NOTE THE STRONGSTART CLOSURE ON FEBRUARY 27TH FOR THE PRE-SCHOOL HEALTH ROUND-UP.
To download and print this calendar, click Duncan Cran StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Robert Ogilvie StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Outreach StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Hudson’s Hope February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Virtual StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Rotary Play Centre February 2013
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