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Stacking & Sorting!

Stacking & Sorting!

We were building, stacking and creating an obstacle course during our Fabulous Friday at the Minden OEYC. Stay tuned for Fit Kids at the Minden Community Centre starting March 17.      

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Stacking & Sorting!

Stacking & Sorting!

We were building, stacking and creating an obstacle course during our Fabulous Friday at the Minden OEYC. Stay tuned for Fit Kids at the Minden Community Centre starting March 17.

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Literacy - Learn At Play, Every Day!

Literacy - Learn At Play, Every Day!

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. 

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Family Literacy Day - January 27, 2017

Family Literacy Day - January 27, 2017

Celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27.  Here's an idea to help you celebrate in a fun way... Read a book under a blanket or in a fort!

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Picnic in the Park 2016

Picnic in the Park 2016

What a great day we had for our Picnic in the Park at Memorial Park in Lindsay! So many participants enjoyed all the Ooey Gooey play! Ice cream making….and eating is always a hit too!

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Train Day at the Minden OEYC

Train Day at the Minden 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!

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Ice Art...Fun with Salt & Ice

Ice Art...Fun with Salt & Ice

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...

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Exploring Paint on Tin Foil

Exploring Paint on Tin Foil

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...

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October Activities at the OEYC

October Activities at the OEYC

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...

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Fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

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!

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Our Early Learning Programs are fun & friendly!

Our Early Learning Programs are fun & friendly!

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!

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