August 2018 Newsletter


August in the Playroom

A few things happening in the playroom:

We welcomed back our summer student, Maryam, from last year. We are fortunate to have her spend the summer again with us and the children. Her energy and enthusiasm for children and life is contagious.

Our fish tank is home to two new sucker fish. They are still quite small, but will help to keep our tank clean.

Our garden is in bloom and the children have been more than willing to help with the watering and weeding. While out in the side yard, the children have also been busy digging holes in their dirt garden, building sand castles and mountains, balancing on the climbing logs and riding on the push cars. While the warm weather is here, we try to spend some time outdoors, every day.

Music Circle

On Mondays at 11:30 a music therapist joins us and she leads parents and children in a ½ hour of singing and stories. Children learn songs, do a little dancing and make a lot of wonderful noise. August dates are the 13th, 20th and 27th.

Nobody’s Perfect September 19–October 17, 1:30-3:00

Nobody’s Perfect is a parenting support group for parents of pre-school aged children. Using a sharing circle format parents get together to talk about the stresses of parenting, children’s health, behavioural issues and how to encourage learning.

Please be aware there may be changes in the schedule or order of classes.

Child care is available on site. Please let us know at time of registration if you will need a spot for your child in the Playroom.  Please call 204-788-8055 or email to register.

2018 Fall / Winter Series Of The New Realities Workshops

There are still some openings for the Fall / Winter series of New Realities workshops.  Please see below some basic information about the workshops we offer.

All workshops run from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and are held here at Wolseley Family Place.

Conquering Conflict

(8 sessions including Conflict, Anger and Other Emotions, Communication)

Tuesday mornings from September 11th to October 30st

Being Me

(8 sessions including Identity, Self-Perception, Body Image, Assertiveness)

Thursday mornings from September 13th to November 1st

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

(6 sessions including Relationship Skills, Sexual Awareness, Inter-Connection of Sex and Substance Use, and Romance)

Tuesday mornings from November 6th to December 11th

Fine Lines

(6 sessions including Boundaries, Trust, Guilt, Shame, Blame, Resentment, Forgiveness)

Thursday mornings from November 8th to December 13th

Workshops are free of charge and are for both women and men.

Coffee, tea, water and snacks are provided.

Please let us know if you need childcare when you register.

Please call Melissa at 204-788-8057 to register or if you have any questions.