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Parent Link Centre Outreach

Play Groups in Irma, Edgerton and Chauvin

Where?Parent Link On Wheels outreach programs in the Villages
  • Irma – Tuesdays 10 – 11:30 AMBasement, Irma United Church
    • November 4 — Poetry Pie – Sounds of Language

      Young children have an interest in the sounds of language. This interest and enthusiasm for language, and awareness of sounds is important, not just because it is a source of enjoyment for both the grown-ups and children, but also the beginning of an awareness that words can be broken up into parts, which is important for reading and writing.

    • November 11 — Follow My Lead – (OWL) Observe, Wait and Listen
      • Observe for what the child is interested in.

      • Wait to give the child a chance to initiate or get involved in an activity.
        Waiting can be hard to do! Try:
        • counting to 10
        • looking expectant and leaning forward

      • Listen to what the child is trying to tell you.
        Once the child initiates, respond with interest and enthusiasm. Then wait again for him to respond!

    • November 18 — Young Chefs – Here are just some of the reasons you should teach your kids to be young chefs!
      • Responsibility – Kids love the opportunity to feel grown-up, and cooking “just like mum and dad” makes kids feel really special.

      • Nutrition – It’s surprising how a fussy kid will try a new food when it’s something he’s cooked himself. Cooking helps children understand why we eat the foods we do — what foods go well together, and what we need to include for a balanced meal.

      • Increases self-esteem – There’s nothing like a sense of achievement to improve self-esteem. Cooking is a great way to boost children’s confidence as the results are quick — and there for the whole family to enjoy.

    • November 24 — Creative Days – Sensory Play

      Prompting your child to think creatively in order to solve problems or engage in make-believe helps them express their creativity and build self-esteem. Exposing children to sensory play helps them develop and refine the use of their senses. Sensory play can be divided into five classifications that, as you may have guessed, correspond to the senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste.

  • Chauvin – Wednesdays 10 – 11:30 AMChauvin Gospel Centre
    • November 5 — Poetry Pie – Sounds of Language

      Young children have an interest in the sounds of language. This interest and enthusiasm for language, and awareness of sounds is important, not just because it is a source of enjoyment for both the grown-ups and children, but also the beginning of an awareness that words can be broken up into parts, which is important for reading and writing.

    • November 12 — Follow My Lead – (OWL) Observe, Wait and Listen
      • Observe for what the child is interested in.

      • Wait to give the child a chance to initiate or get involved in an activity.
        Waiting can be hard to do! Try:
        • counting to 10
        • looking expectant and leaning forward

      • Listen to what the child is trying to tell you.
        Once the child initiates, respond with interest and enthusiasm. Then wait again for him to respond!

    • November 19 — Young Chefs – Here are just some of the reasons you should teach your kids to be young chefs!
      • Responsibility – Kids love the opportunity to feel grown-up, and cooking “just like mum and dad” makes kids feel really special.

      • Nutrition – It’s surprising how a fussy kid will try a new food when it’s something he’s cooked himself. Cooking helps children understand why we eat the foods we do — what foods go well together, and what we need to include for a balanced meal.

      • Increases self-esteem – There’s nothing like a sense of achievement to improve self-esteem. Cooking is a great way to boost children’s confidence as the results are quick — and there for the whole family to enjoy.

    • November 26 — Creative Days – Sensory Play

      Prompting your child to think creatively in order to solve problems or engage in make-believe helps them express their creativity and build self-esteem. Exposing children to sensory play helps them develop and refine the use of their senses. Sensory play can be divided into five classifications that, as you may have guessed, correspond to the senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste.

  • Edgerton – Thursdays 10 – 11:30 AMPlayschool Room, Edgerton School
    • October 30 — Halloween Party – Costume Party! Play Pass the Pumpkin, go on a Bat Hunt, play Wrap the Mummy, and build your own Halloween treat bag. Plenty of Scary Fun!
    • November 6 — Poetry Pie – Sounds of Language

      Young children have an interest in the sounds of language. This interest and enthusiasm for language, and awareness of sounds is important, not just because it is a source of enjoyment for both the grown-ups and children, but also the beginning of an awareness that words can be broken up into parts, which is important for reading and writing.

    • November 13 — Follow My Lead – (OWL) Observe, Wait and Listen
      • Observe for what the child is interested in.

      • Wait to give the child a chance to initiate or get involved in an activity.
        Waiting can be hard to do! Try:
        • counting to 10
        • looking expectant and leaning forward

      • Listen to what the child is trying to tell you.
        Once the child initiates, respond with interest and enthusiasm. Then wait again for him to respond!

    • November 20 — Young Chefs – Here are just some of the reasons you should teach your kids to be young chefs!
      • Responsibility – Kids love the opportunity to feel grown-up, and cooking “just like mum and dad” makes kids feel really special.

      • Nutrition – It’s surprising how a fussy kid will try a new food when it’s something he’s cooked himself. Cooking helps children understand why we eat the foods we do — what foods go well together, and what we need to include for a balanced meal.

      • Increases self-esteem – There’s nothing like a sense of achievement to improve self-esteem. Cooking is a great way to boost children’s confidence as the results are quick — and there for the whole family to enjoy.

    • November 27 — Creative Days – Sensory Play

      Prompting your child to think creatively in order to solve problems or engage in make-believe helps them express their creativity and build self-esteem. Exposing children to sensory play helps them develop and refine the use of their senses. Sensory play can be divided into five classifications that, as you may have guessed, correspond to the senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste.

“Come play with us”

Who?Families with children aged 0-6 (siblings welcome)
How?Drop in anytime for a visit, or call 780-842-2585, in Wainwright for more information.
What?
  • Activities
  • Family Resources
  • Toy Lending Library
  • Information and Referral
Why?An opportunity to meet other families, have a coffee, and play.
It is a fun, warm welcoming place to hang out with your kids.
All Programs include coffee, juice.

Play, Learn and Connect! Watch the PLC monthly calendar and this page for seasonal activities and special events.

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Call Parent Link at 780-842-2585 for more information today!

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Contact: | Penny De Marsh | Bobbi-Jo Marriott | Wainwright 780-842-2585

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