Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) invites families to pick ripe vegetables for free, any day, any time at several 'Open Gardens' in Lindsay. Open Garden locations: KLFS - 230 Angeline St S (behind the Alternate Education & Training Centre) United Way - 50 Mary St W. Signs show which vegetables are ready to pick, which are still growing and what type of vegetables they are.
Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) invites families to pick ripe vegetables for free, any day, any time at their 'Open Gardens' in Lindsay. 2 Open Garden locations: KLFS - 230 Angeline St S (behind the Alternate Education & Training Centre) & United Way - 50 Mary St W. Signs show which vegetables are ready to pick, which are still growing and what type of vegetables they are.
Haliburton OEYC visited Dream Acre Whitetails recently. What a great opportunity to get up close to feed, hug & learn about the whitetail deer. Jack the buck was very friendly & photogenic! Everyone enjoyed a pizza lunch & play at the Kinmount park afterwards.
Another Minden OEYC year end tradition - our park day. Bubbles, water play, painting, parachute fun & juicy watermelon to cool us down! This year we also had a story and animal scavenger hunt to go along with it. Thanks for a great morning!
ABC Life Literacy Canada encourage families to "Learn at play, every day." Engaging in literacy activities as a family improves a child's skills and also helps adults keep their skills sharp. Check out the attached resources to get your family started.
We have been having some fun in the Lindsay Early Learning Drop-in on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings. Summer drop-in runs from 9:30 – 12:00 until August 11. We had some fun ideas for a “Make It Box” & “Pick-a-Stick” shared by Jennifer… The Make It Box Get a box…any size…Large boxes can become boats, cars, trains, forts. Add a variety of items to the box…paper, tape, scissors, glue, sticks, yarn, fabric, shoelaces, pipe cleaners, paper plates, bags, tissue, markers, feathers….whatever...
Our participants enjoyed learning about community services during The Wings of Discovery Science Program at the Lindsay OEYC during the month of April. Ambulance, Fire Rescue, City Bus and Recycling trucks all made visits to the Lindsay OEYC.
What a great morning we had at the Minden centre for Train Day! So many families came out and enjoyed the model trains featuring Thomas the Tank engine, as well as a pancake breakfast and train books, puzzles and crafts. It was great to see all the fathers enjoying time at the OEYC with their children!
Today is Family Literacy Day! This year’s theme is “15 Minutes of Fun”. Early Literacy does not mean learning to read early; it means helping our children be READY to LEARN. Having fun with literacy as a whole family is a great way to connect with each other and learn together. Be face-to-face with your infant, toddler or pre-schooler and sing, read and play together. It’s easy to incorporate literacy into your life. So have some fun learning together today….and every day! Here are some resources which offer loads of ideas for songs, books, games and activities: /uploads/Learning can happen...
Participants had the opportunity to discover the effects of salt on ice this week at the Haliburton OEYC. Artistic juices were flowing as paint, glitter and salt were used to create ice art. Winter allows us a great opportunity for some creative activities….here are some ideas… Paint on Snow – gather snow in a container, pack down, drop paint or coloured water onto snow. Freeze water in margarine/sour cream container/cake pan. Flip out on tray and sprinkle with salt, add paint or glitter for an interesting effect. Place small toys...
It's December 7 and our United Way Community Garden garden plot is still looking good! There is enough lettuce, parsley, cilantro, oregano, rosemary and a bit of dill left in the garden for a healthy salad. Our OEYC participants enjoyed planting, cultivating and harvesting from 2 garden plots this past season. The produce was incorporated into meal planning for several of our programs with great success! We're looking forward to next year's growing season.
Debbie Dean, from the HKPR Dental Department, came with her friend Ally the Alligator to the Minden centre on November 18. The children learned how and when to brush their teeth, as well as what food is good or bad for their teeth. Each child received a toothbrush to take home and there were lots of great tips for the parents too. Dental care is so important, starting good habits from an early age will help your child have healthy teeth for life!
Posted On: 20 November 2015Posted in:
Today, Friday November 20, we celebrate National Child Day! Check out the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Child Day website, it has interactive activities and resources to help celebrate the day. http://www.childday.gc.ca
Children were having fun exploring tin foil art today at the Haliburton OEYC! Painting on tin foil gives children opportunities for sensory experiences and develops vocabulary and motor skills. Tin foil can be secured to an easel, or laid flat on a table. The tin foil can be left smooth which provides a canvas that is shiny and reflective or crinkle it up for a ‘bumpy’ canvas. Paint with paint brushes, cotton swabs, or allow children to use fingers and hands to paint with. Adding a few drops of dish soap to the paint creates a nice slippery feeling paint and aids in clean up as well. So get...
OEYC participants enjoyed lots of activities this week. Scooping & measuring corn, playing with goop, slime...and pumpkins! OEYC staff mindfully plan and set up sensory play so that children have opportunities to explore, discover and simply have fun. Why not create a fall sensory bin to enjoy at home? Corn, leaves, acorns and pine cones are great items to add...use your imagination to create your own unique sensory bin. Pumpkins are great for sensory play....get out your potato masher, scoops, cups or just use your hands. Let your child reach in to that pumpkin and scoop and discover what's...
OEYC participants and staff recently visited the 'Pumpkin Patch' at Buckhorn Berry Farm. Everyone enjoyed a wagon ride, the barnyard animals, play area, straw bale maze and the pumpkin cannon. Every child went home with a pumpkin...picking out just the right pumpkin was serious business!
Posted On: 16 October 2015Posted in:
Our Early Learning Centres in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay are fun and friendly places to play with your child and meet new friends. If you're new to the area, a new parent, a caregiver or a grandparent....our centres offer a place to come and play, discover and learn. Check out our calendars for times and schedules. We look forward to meeting you!
Welcome back everyone! Our early learning drop-in programs in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay are open this week (August 31 - September 4) with regular program hours. The Early Learning/Drop-In welcomes children 0 – 6 years along with their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Through play, adults and children have the opportunity to explore, discover and create together. The environment is set up to offer opportunities to enhance age appropriate skills in social, emotional, physical, communication/literacy and cognitive development. It’s a friendly meeting place for adults...
We’re blogging here at the OEYC! Our beautiful new website is live and we’ll be keeping you updated on what’s happening at all of our sites in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls & Lindsay. Everyone enjoyed ‘Picnic in the Park’ at Memorial Park in Lindsay this past June. The fun included face painting, bubbles, parachute activities, water play, old fashioned ice cream making and the creation of a beautiful art canvas. We have lots...