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Fun at the Minden OEYC

Fun at the Minden OEYC!


Turn off the lights & play with flashlights!

Fun with flashlights.


Exploring Paint on Tin Foil

Children were having fun exploring tin foil art today at the Haliburton OEYC! Painting on tin foil gives children opportunities for sensory experiences and develops vocabulary and motor skills. Tin foil can be secured to an easel, or laid flat on a table. The tin foil can be left smooth which provides a canvas that is shiny and reflective or crinkle it up for a ‘bumpy’ canvas. Paint with paint brushes, cotton swabs, or allow children to use fingers and hands to paint with. Adding a few drops of dish soap to the paint creates a nice slippery feeling paint and aids in clean up as well. So get...


October Activities at the OEYC

OEYC participants enjoyed lots of activities this week. Scooping & measuring corn, playing with goop, slime...and pumpkins! OEYC staff mindfully plan and set up sensory play so that children have opportunities to explore, discover and simply have fun. Why not create a fall sensory bin to enjoy at home? Corn, leaves, acorns and pine cones are great items to add...use your imagination to create your own unique sensory bin. Pumpkins are great for sensory play....get out your potato masher, scoops, cups or just use your hands. Let your child reach in to that pumpkin and scoop and discover what's...


Fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

OEYC participants and staff recently visited the 'Pumpkin Patch' at Buckhorn Berry Farm. Everyone enjoyed a wagon ride, the barnyard animals, play area, straw bale maze and the pumpkin cannon. Every child went home with a pumpkin...picking out just the right pumpkin was serious business!


Our Early Learning Programs are fun & friendly!

Our Early Learning Centres in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay are fun and friendly places to play with your child and meet new friends. If you're new to the area, a new parent, a caregiver or a grandparent....our centres offer a place to come and play, discover and learn. Check out our calendars for times and schedules. We look forward to meeting you!


Come & Visit our Early Learning Drop-In Programs!

Welcome back everyone! Our early learning drop-in programs in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay are open this week (August 31 - September 4) with regular program hours. The Early Learning/Drop-In welcomes children 0 – 6 years along with their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Through play, adults and children have the opportunity to explore, discover and create together.  The environment is set up to offer opportunities to enhance age appropriate skills in social, emotional, physical, communication/literacy and cognitive development.  It’s a friendly meeting place for adults...


We Are Blogging!

We’re blogging here at the OEYC!                                                                                                                                                                     Our beautiful new website is live and we’ll be keeping you updated on what’s happening at all of our sites in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls & Lindsay.  Everyone enjoyed ‘Picnic in the Park’ at Memorial Park in Lindsay this past June. The fun included face painting, bubbles, parachute activities, water play, old fashioned ice cream making and the creation of a beautiful art canvas. We have lots...


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