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What's On This Week June 13-19

June 13, 2021

Reminder: Programs starting before 10:15am will be cancelled June 22nd for our Annual General Meeting. Thank you for your understanding! Helping Children Cope with Community Trauma The impact of community trauma is real and it’s hard on both parents and kids. Here are some resources to help you heal. CPR/First Aid for Infants and Toddlers Wednesday, June 237:00pm-8:30pm Learn the […]

Helping Children Cope with Community Trauma

June 10, 2021

When negative things happen in our community, they can cause feelings that are hard for everyone to manage, including your little ones. BridgeWay has compiled some resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (USA) to help you cope with your feelings throughout this time, as well as some guidelines to help you talk to […]

Honour Indigenous History Month with Songs, Stories, and More

June 10, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month. This month is honoured every year to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada. We can amplify and celebrate Indigenous voices, cultures, languages and perspectives all year long with books, songs, and more. On this page… Journey Together Program Indigenous Songs […]

3 Simple STEM Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

June 9, 2021

You may have heard the acronym STEM before – it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM activities encourage children to learn concepts related to these areas by using their curiosity and creativity. In Renuka’s Tuesday morning Family Time, children explored math concepts by using non-traditional ways of measuring. STEM activities are easy to […]

What's On This Week June 6-12

June 6, 2021

Journey Together Interested in Indigenous cultures? Join our partners! This program will take place during Preschool Time on Wednesday, June 16th 1:30pm-2:00pm. Families with children 3-6 years will join our partners, Faron Sond and Wanda Curnew from The Indigenous Network for a virtual demonstration and lesson on smudging, as well as Ojibway stories, songs, and […]

Fun with Finger Plays! What Children are Learning with Simple Songs and Rhymes

June 5, 2021

In Urdu Family Time, Amna played a video singing “Chota Say Makora Darakt pay char gaya.” She followed this with a finger play about an ant that climbed up different parts of her body. Finger plays are a short poem, chant or song that often rhymes and is paired with different actions. A finger play […]

What's On This Week May 30-June 5

May 30, 2021

The Impacts of COVID on BridgeWay Families – Survey Results As you look at these results please realize that you’re not alone! None of us was prepared for the impactof this pandemic. Being a parent is hard; being a parent during the pandemic is even harder. Tell Us Your Story! Are our programs helping you […]

The Impact of COVID on BridgeWay Families - Survey Results

May 28, 2021

As you look at these results please realize that you’re not alone! None of us was prepared for the impact of this pandemic. Being a parent is hard; being a parent during the pandemic is even harder. You said you feel isolated and frustrated: We’re going to add extra time to some programs and a […]

What's On This Week May 23-29

May 23, 2021

Tell Us Your Story! Are our programs helping you and your family? Tell us your story in words or pictures. Here’s a few ways you can get involved: Send us a photo of your child enjoying the online programs with a quick caption about how they have helped you during the pandemic. Send us a […]

Fun Ways To Play With A Laundry Basket!

May 22, 2021

In Cindy’s Family Time program yesterday, children brought a laundry basket and a stuffed toy to the program. Children had fun moving their toy in, out, under, on top and all around the basket. This teaches prepositions and helps children build their vocabulary. Next, they practised tossing rolled up socks into the basket. This helps […]