Can’t believe it’s already February, and I’m heading off to #Campference2019 later this week! I am just finishing up my presentation and it’s always fun to poking back through photos to try and pick out the best ones to showcase loose parts at work – or is that ‘at play’?…
If you are interested to book a play date for the spring or summer, dates will become available on April 1, so mark your calendar!
It hasn’t been a busy winter for play dates, as the weather has provided us with an astonishing amount of ice on the ground. On the up side though, I have had several opportunities to present professional development programs to ECE and recreation staff in a few different venues around Halifax. Loose Parts 101 continues to be popular, but I’ve also developed a 2 hour module on ‘rough and tumble play’ at the request of an early learning centre. That module is now generally available to other centres.
Even more excited about #Campference2019 now, as my submission to be a presenter has been accepted! Still in the mode of not entirely sure what I can add to the overall Playwork conversation, so it’s pretty cool to find out other people – like, the Pop-Up Adventure Play people – think that I actually might!
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!
If you’ve thought about booking an adventure play session for the spring or summer, get in touch with us right away to get your choice of dates for the upcoming warm weather season!
We are booking now for dates through August 31 – call or email today!
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!