August 2015 ECRC-Parent Link Centre Stepping Stones Society

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August 2015 ECRC-Parent Link Centre Stepping Stones Society
August 2015
ECRC-Parent Link Centre
Stepping Stones Society
Family Newsletter
10807-101st
Grande Prairie
780-882-8679
website: www.grandeprairielink.com
Parent Link offers drop-in and registered play-based programs, a variety of parent
education classes, family support services (toy lending libraries & resources), information &
referrals and developmental screening (ASQ, ASQ-SE).
“Let’s Make a Mess”
At “Let’s Make a Mess”,
these children are
discovering a new sensory
activity which facilitates
exploration and naturally
encourages children to use
scientific processes while
they play, investigate and
explore.
WARNING….Children may
experience having fun by getting
messy!
With this sensory program, we
provide the unique sensory
experiences and clean up the mess.
Please dress your child in appropriate
clothing.
OOBLECK
Friendly Reminder
Our staff want to provide amazing activities and programming for all our
families. Staff need time to set up for their programs. If you arrive early,
please feel free to visit our front area and check out our parental resources or
“hang out”.
Parking at
Parent Link
Centre:
Small amount of food colouring
“Much Ado About
Robert Munsch”
Each week this
interactive
program features a
We understand that
parking is an issue due to different Robert
Munsch story.
limited parking
These stories are
spaces.
enhanced by using
vocal and facial
Please park in our
expressions, props,
parking lot or along the
singing and body
street.
movement. Each
Please refrain from
story is extended
parking in the gravel
by engaging in
parking lot of Rentco,
hands on activities
based on the
parking lot at Studio
stories' theme.
Place and behind our
Start with the water in a bowl and add
the cornstarch a bit at a time. Keep
stirring until it has a gooey consistency.
Joke
What did one
eye say to the
other eye?
Between you
and me
something smells
building in the strip mall
parking lot.
If you park in these
areas, you may be
ticketed or towed.
Thank you.
Ingredients:
1 cup water
2 cups cornstarch
You may want to use your hands.
When OOBLECK is just right, slowly add
food colouring.
Things to do with OOBLECK
Grab a handful and squeeze it. Let it
ooze through your fingers.
Make a puddle and quickly drag your
fingers through it.
Roll some OOBLECK into a ball. It
becomes solid but when you stop moving
it, it will melt back into your hand.
Store in an air-tight container.
With this sensory experience, children
may learn about the different physical
properties of solids and liquids which will
enhance their cognitive skills (math).
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“Play and Learn”
Parents help their children
learn through play. Activities
involving free play with books,
toys, puzzles and large motor
activities all happen in our
gym.
Snack time and an interactive
circle time are also an
important part of this program.
In the gym, for our “Play and
Learn” program, this child is
developing her gross motor skills
and hand/eye coordination by
climbing up the stairs and sliding
down.
“Wellness Cafe”
5 Green Jelly Beans (Song)
Parents this program is
just for you! While your
children are involved in
free play you get to
experience the support
of one another. Sharing
the successes and
challenges of parenting
is a great way to offer
support to one another.
5 green jellybeans down in my bellybean giving
me a tummy ache what am I gonna take ? All
my friends keep telling me they’ve got the
remedy…..DON”T EAT THE GREEN ONES!!! Pat
your head.
(Repeat) …4…..rub your tummy
3…...blink your eyes’
2…..stick out your tongue
1….. Hop on one foot
No green jellybeans down in my bellybean
giving me a tummy ache ….so I’ll pat my head,
rub my tummy, blink my eyes, stick out my
tongue and hop on one foot!
Some Mom’s enjoying each
other’s company at “Wellness
Café”.
Grande Prairie and area offers many Day Use Areas for picnics,
play dates or birthday parties. Spend your summer exploring
these fun locations.

Water Park and Playground at Muskoseepi Park

Water Park and Playground at
Lions Park

Avondale Park

Pipestone Dinosaur Park
Saskatoon Island Day Use Area
Kleskun Hills (Day Use and
Museum)
Dinosaur Park by Royal Oaks
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Community Events
Hythe Motor Speedway Stock Car Racing
Monster Mini Nationals
August 8 and 9, 2015
45 minutes west of Grande Prairie, The Hythe Motor Speed Way, is one of
only four paved race tracks in Alberta. It draws many spectator and fans
from all over. Come experience the speed and excitement of the
Speedway! Bring your ear plugs.
Mini Sprint Racing –11:00 a.m.
Front gates open –3:00 p.m.
Racing starts– 5:00 p.m.
http://hythspeedway.com/
Autumn Festival
Sunday August 30th, 2015
Family Pass: $40.00
(2 Adults and 2 kids/youth 8-17)
Children: ages 1-7 are free
Youth: $10.00
Adult: $15.00
Spot Light Of The Day:
Vintage Tractors and Equipment
South Peace Centennial Museum, 2.5 km west of Beaverlodge
Open: 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
Events: live music, craft show, lard rendering,
Admission: Ages 12 and over $10.00
horse drawn wagon rides.
Ages 7-11 years $5.00
PLUS
Children 6 years and under are free
Various other old time activities
Lunch: Roast Pork $10.00
CASH ONLY EVENTS
780-354-8869
Ever wondered how to get your family
involved in Geocaching.
Saskatoon Provincial Park will be
hosting their own “Amazing Race” to
teach families the art of Geocaching
August 14, 2015
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre Family
Picnic
August 30, 12-4 p.m.
Games and prizes and so much more!
Call for more details
780-532-5722
Country Road R.V Corn Maze
Weather permitting the maze will open the second week of August.
Prepare to get lost for 1-2 hours in the maze. But do not fret….you will find
the way out. Please check out their web page for hours of operation and
other exciting events they have planned for the maze.
gpcornmaze.com

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