January 2019

January in the Playroom

Art is an activity that is presented to the children on a daily basis. In the Playroom, we strive to offer children more process-based art rather than product-based art. This allows children the opportunity to create and explore the various materials as they desire, rather than following a specific plan and outcome.   Recently an art activity was set-up which involved water with food colouring, mini pipettes and paper towels. It was a simple activity, but nevertheless, piqued the interest of the children.   Children sat fascinated as they squeezed the pipette and the colours soon began to blend and bleed onto the paper towel. Observations were made as the different colours were created as they overlapped with one another. Also it seemed, despite how much water was squeezed onto the paper towel, it never broke the edge. The children were entertained for much of the morning and numerous tie-dyed pictures were created.


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. January dates are the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.


Wiggle, Giggle and Munch

Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12 we have Wiggle, Giggle & Munch for children who are into movement. The morning includes physical activities, a craft, circle time and a nutritious snack. January dates are the 16th, 23rd and 27th. You do not have to pre-register. Just come on the days that work for you and your family. For more information please call us at 204-788-8055.


Healthy Together

Join us as we discover ways of being healthy together! Each session includes fun games, activities, and an opportunity to cook and enjoy wholesome food together. Kids welcome to participate!

Dates: January 7th and 21st

Time: 1:30-3:30

Location: Wolseley Family Place

To Register: Sign-up sheet available at 1:00 in the drop-in


2019 Winter / Spring Series Of The New Realities Workshops

Please see below for some basic information about the workshop 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 January 29th to March 19th

Being Me

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

Thursday mornings from January 31st to March 21st

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 April 2nd to May 7th

Fine Lines

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

Thursday mornings from April 4th to May 9th

Workshops are free of charge. 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.


Speech and Language Pathology

The WRHA provides free speech-language pathology support for pre-school children. Lisa Fehr is based out of ACCESS Downtown and will be visiting our centre Tuesdays 1:30-3pm Jan 22, Jan 29, and Feb 5. She will spend time in the playroom, model ways to encourage speech development (in any home language), and answer parents’ questions about what’s typical and when more support could be useful. Common concerns include stuttering, lisps, or having trouble making certain sounds and support can help make sure your child is understood as they grow up. Outside these dates, you can always access the Children’s Therapy Initiative by talking to your health-care provider or calling (204) 258-6550.