September 2016 Newsletter

September in the Playroom
Technology has been a useful tool in the promotion of movement and dance in the playroom. The children have been enjoying dancing and singing to a variety of videos created just for preschool children. Through this technology, agility and coordination are promoted as the children copy the dance routines. As well as the fun of moving to the beat of the music, early literacy skills are supported as the children follow the test as they sing along.

Wiggle, Giggle & 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. September dates are the 21st and 28th. 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, give us a call at 204-788-8055.

Prenatal Classes at WFP
We offer pre-natal classes on Mondays from
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for six consecutive Monday evenings and on Weekends, two full days, (Saturdays and Sundays) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are looking for pre-natal classes, look no further; give Carol a call at 788-8052.

On Mondays at 11:30 a music therapist comes and 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.

“Traumatic events happen to everyone; it is part of the human experience. Accidents, natural disasters, wars, family conflicts, sexual exploitation, child abuse and neglect, and harmful social conditions are inescapable. However, how a person responds to these circumstances is unique to that individual’s social history, genetic inheritance and protective factors that may be in the person’s life at the time. There is help out there to facilitate healing and growth, do not hesitate to reach out if needed.”
-Klinic, The trauma tool kit

You are not the heaviness of your bones,
the ache inside that keeps you up at night.
You are made of salt water and sand,
fading into the pink, warm summer light.

You are not the reason love is gone,
the demon living inside of someone else.
You deserve to be loved deeply, my dear;
something perhaps you’ve truly never felt.

You are not the sickness that steals your sleep,
your body’s primal scream that makes you writhe.
Your body does not hurt so, because you’re broken;
it’s the one true way you know that you’ll survive.
-Abby Norman

“Everyone has a right to
have a future that is not
dictated by the past.”
-Karen Saakvitne