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!