Ready, Set, Learn Service Provider Fun Fair events slated

Information, fun and snacks for parents and their pre-school children

There will be a number of Ready, Set, Learn Service Provider Fun Fair events at area schools during the next couple of weeks, which will be open to families from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Ready, Set, Learn Service Provider Fair events are opportunities for families to meet and connect with community service providers, local schools, kindergarten teachers and other families. All children up to five years who attend events will receive books and other early learning tools and tips.

“The fun fairs will provide an opportunity for parents to visit the schools, meet community service providers and learn about community resources,” says Shelly Joyner, Early Years co-ordinator and Transitions teacher for School District #27.

Among other things, Joyner says they will be looking at developmental markers in terms of screening the children, as well as what are age-appropriate things children should be doing around the activity stations they will have set up.

There will be tables manned by Interior Health dental hygienists, infant development program representatives, supported child development and the 100 Mile House Branch Library, as well as Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre staff.

“We have all of the service providers coming [to these events],” Joyner adds.

She notes they will be adding a circle, song and rhyme time this year because the theme is “Read for 15 Everyday” and literacy. The stations will be themed around developmental stages and things parents can do at home.

“We really wanted to engage the parents in some circle song and rhyme time at Ready, Set, Learn this year.”

Participants will enjoy a lot of play, read stories and sing songs, great snacks and take home a free book.

Event schedule

• Mile 108 Elementary School: Jan. 22, 9:30-11 a.m.

• Forest Grove Elementary School: Jan. 29, 9:30-11 a.m.

• 100 Mile House Elementary School: Jan. 30, 9:30-11 a.m.

• Bridge Lake School: Feb. 4, 10:30-noon.

For more information, call Shelly at 250-395-9303.


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