Our June PICNIC-in-the-PARK was so much fun! Over 230 attended a fun morning of play, face painting, ice cream making, spinning demonstration...and bubbles...can't forget the bubbles!
The Minden OEYC would like to thank Abbey Gardens for another great program - looking for wild strawberries, storytime, visiting the animals, and enjoying a yummy snack we helped to make.
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!
At Settlers' Village in Bobcaygeon....enjoying transformation schema.....mud painting.
The children loved seeing all the animals at a real working farm. The baby goats were definitely the favourites!
Have fun jumping in puddles this month. Go barefoot if you dare...
Sometimes there is a little monkey business after the OEYC closes! Check-out the fun adventures from the Stuffed Animal Sleepover that took place at the Haliburton OEYC.
It's been a week filled with EGGcellent Easter activities. We hope you enjoy some family time together this holiday weekend
Bringing nature indoors at the Minden centre. The bears, and children, can feel spring in the air!
Painting with natural "brushes" at the Minden centre today. We are brightening up the centre with some colourful artwork to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Our one fundraising event for 2017... Juke Box Mania is \happening on Saturday, April 29. Call the OEYC at 705-324-7900 to reserve your spot.
Plan your child's 18 month well-baby visit.
Programming for the CKL Spring Quarter (April-June) is ready to roll. Call the Lindsay OEYC to register. 705-324-7900
The Haliburton OEYC offered some March Break fun today! StoryWalk inside the school halls for Jenny's Winter Walk Yoga story, followed by a warm yummy soup to share with everyone. Thank you, Bev!
Beat the winter blahs and enjoy this 'simple idea' this March!
A big "THANK YOU" to Mayor Letham for flipping & serving pancakes to the big crowd at the Lindsay OEYC on Tuesday!
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.
Friends and Fun go together on Valentines's Day at Haliburton's OEYC! Join us every Tuesday for Wiggle, Giggles, and Munch!
Having a great time with snow, ice and an indoor pom pom snowball fight!
Join us on our next Fabulous Friday on February 24 at the Minden centre in Archie Stouffer Elementary School.
The City of Kawartha Lakes will be operating OEYCFC’s in 2018 and are holding community consultation meetings.
• City of Kawartha Lakes: Monday, February 6, 2017
Victoria Room at City Hall - 26 Francis St, Lindsay
1:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00
• Haliburton County: Monday, February 13, 2017
Pinestone Resort - 4252 County Rd 21, Haliburton
1:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00
Please consider attending and have your voice heard.
Sorting buttons by colour at our Toddler Tunes and Tales Morning in Minden.
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.
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!
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...
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!
Rainy weather moved our Art in the Park program indoors, but that didn't stop us from getting creative with clay, paint, bubbles and natural material.
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...
Hot off the press! The Haliburton County Winter 2016 Newsletter.
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!