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Wow, busy summer!

Well, that was a busy summer, and talk about great weather!  We visited all kinds of camps, birthday parties, early learning centres and playgrounds. We played with kids from 18 months to 12 years old, got wet and dirty, and had a blast!

The re-usable water balloons that I found time to crochet were a big hit, both at home with my boys and on the road on hot days. I’m told they make a most satisfying *splat* without hurting the target!

If you want to get in on the action next spring / summer / fall, check back here around April 1 to book your dates!

 

Loose Parts for Outdoors Gets Real

Just a quick update to let you all know that our PD course “Loose Parts for Outdoors Gets Real”, offered through NSCECE was a great time for all the participants! We took our loose parts over to the South Common after lunch and invited the kids there to come play with us. There were lots of puzzled looks, but they came and checked out the materials and had a great time!

If you are looking to try out some outdoor loose parts before making an investment at our site, give us a call!

Offering PD through NSCECE this fall

We’ll be offering two PD classes at the NSCECE this fall – an evening introduction to loose parts for those not yet familiar (Taking Loose Parts Outside), and a longer day session for those wanting to dive deeper (Loose Parts for Outdoors Gets Real). The longer session will include a ‘pop-up’ playground event on the South Common by the Willowtree intersection – check out their online catalog to sign up!

Visiting Excel After-school Programs

For the 2017-18 school year T.K.Adventure Play will be one of the ‘external providers’ who visit every program site. We will be taking our loose parts on the road and helping Excel program staff see the power of loose parts in their play spaces!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates as we travel around the Halifax area. We will be visiting no matter the weather, so we may be indoors or outdoors, but we’ll be having fun either way!

Loose Parts Fun in the Sun

This summer we’ve had a great time travelling around visiting day camps, child care centres, and even helping host birthday parties!

Some of our hosts were:

Indian Point Young Naturalists Club

Roots & Boots Forest School

Windsor Junction Community Centre

Christopher Allen’s Pre-school

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Halifax

Windsor Park Military Family Resource Centre

Family SOS in Greystone

Thanks to everyone who had us come to visit – we hope to see you again soon!