This week "Time for Tots" featured a Squirrel craft...god bless the people who prepare these things for the Family Drop-In program because some of their designs are quite tedious...however Ava enjoys ANY craft that involves a glue stick.
|this was all cut from craft paper: tail, body, arm, head & acorn|
|left: Happy Feet Friends Forever bySiobhan Ciminera|
right: Whiskers by Catherine Daly
Ainsley loves that she can read these all by herself or with minimal help.
|left: Skip through the Seasons by Stella Blackstone|
right: Elusive Moose by Joan Gannij
(I just noticed that the one on the left is a seek-and-find book which should make it even more fun)
Mommy even found a new novel to read this week.
Family Ties this week was week 9 of 10 and we had a great night but reality set in that our time is almost through....for now, gossip says they're working on the next installment :)
For our family meal we had cheese pizza (Ainsley's favorite) and lots of fruit (Ava's favorite). As the icebreaker we did a "story chain". Table one writes the opening line to a story, then passes to table 2 to add the next ...and so on. The last table puts on the finish touch and then reads aloud for everyone to hear. The kids got quite the kick out of the silly result. (This totally reminds me of my jr high Mad Libs days).
When we split into our groups:
Preschool cut pictures from flyers & magazines and made their own picture books.
School age did a lesson on action words aka verbs and acted out all of their actions.
Adult's had a mini-info session. Several resource groups from our community made small presentations letting us know what services are available to our families in our own "backyards". There were represntatives from Family Counselling , Loans, Adult Education and the neighbourhood Community Centre. All I can say is WOW! There was a LOT of useful information and a LOT of programs available that I had NO IDEA exsisted.
So all and all a very GREAT DAY WITH MY FAMILY!