Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Fun at a Community school playground!


Tawa preschoolers and school-age children have been visiting the school playground during the summer.
The weather was gorgeous last week and our crew had fun spending time experiencing the great outdoors and exercise to make big, strong bodies.
Hope you all had a great time outdoors too.








Inter-Generational Experinces!


The Tawa preschoolers and school-age children have experienced compassion and a healthy respect for the elder and wiser population.
They visited the Churchill Manor residence and the Grey Nuns Hospital – Geriatics ward. The children practiced skits, songs and dances that they were going to perform at these sites. Children and staff were excited as they discussed the acts that they wanted to perform and everybody had a ton of ideas.
These were superb experiences for the children as they saw many “grandma’s and grandpa’s” who are in various stages of life. Learning empathy is important and these experiences are going to stay with the children and have an impact on their lives.
Bringing joy and laughter to the seniors is a blessing and the Tawa crew are gung-ho to do this again in August. Bravo children, we tip our hats off to you all!












Friday, 25 July 2014

The Law visits TMDC!


Constable Crompton visited our Centre recently and gave the preschoolers and school-age children a presentation on how Police Officers keep our streets safe.
Children listened well and asked a lot of questions. One of the questions that was brought up was about bullying. Constable Crompton talked about the dangers of bullying and not to get involved in this behavior if they saw it happening. He advised Tawa friends to inform an adult if they saw this happening.
As the children were enthralled by the presentation, they were invited to visit the Police Station. Of course, we were thrilled with this opportunity and visited the next day. The Tawa kids were given a tour of the Policed Station and were told that we never want to see them locked up in the cells when they grow up. This had a big impact and children were heard talking about always being “good guys” so that they could enjoy their freedom.



 



Monster mini golf - Scarrrry!


The school-age children visited Monster Mini Golf last week.
It was tremendous fun as the children played and enjoyed a great physical activity and social time with friends and teachers. For many of our friends in the group, it was a first time visit. Surely, though it won’t be the last.





Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Theatre comes to Tawa!

Tawa kids were excited as the Theatre company presented a Dinosaur show recently.
Everybody participated heartily as they were engrossed in the stories, singing and role playing opportunities. Children and staff were happily engaged in the interactive performances and there were big squeals of happy laughter and giggling heard throughout the playroom.
Definitely a worthwhile performance that was enjoyed by all!