November 2018

November in the Playroom

The children recently re-discovered an air vent at the top of the climber. Rather than pushing air out, this vent sucks air in. The children were delighted when silk flowers, streamers and other small light items were sucked up and caught on the vent. It was required that the papers were tossed high enough in order for the suction to grab them.   Children were not always successful on their first attempt; however with some creative problem solving and determination, the children were able to overcome this obstacle. The children were seen jumping, using varying lengths of streamers and soliciting the help of staff. One child also grabbed a small straw broom and used it to sweep off those pieces – thus allowing the process to be repeated. This impromptu activity highlights the curiosity and imagination of children. And best of all, no batteries required.

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. November dates are the 5th, 19th and 26th.

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. November dates are the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28. All our programs are run on a drop-in basis. 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.

Triple P – Parenting Tweens & Young Teens

Date: November 15th, 22nd and 29th

Time: Thursdays 7:00-8:30

Location: Wolseley Family Place

Ready or not, your kids are growing up! They are changing and facing new challenges.  How can we bring out the best in them?  Let’s talk about what we can do as parents to nurture their development into teen life.  Please call 204-788-8055 or email to register.

Healthy Together, Happy Healthy Beginnings For Caregivers and Families.

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.

Dates: November 5th and 19th

Time: 1:30-3:30

Location: Wolseley Family Place

To Register: Sign-up sheet available at 1:00

Mom’s Coffee Group

Date: November 15th

Time: 11:00-12:00

Location: Wolseley Family Place

Just drop-in

November is Family Violence Prevention Month at Wolseley Family Place

Join us for a range of events including decorating postcards to send to shelters, a film screening, and a Q&A with the Domestic Violence Intervention Coordinator from Winnipeg Police Service. Come admire our beautiful quilt which was an art project made by women from Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories to express their experiences, thoughts, and feelings about family violence.