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Virtual Programs from West Side Family Place

Virtual Singing Time

Maria, Sue Ellen and Eva invite you to a virtual “Singing Time” every Tuesday and Thursday, at 11:30 am. If you and your children would like to see a friendly familiar face and sing some songs, please join us on Facebook.  Also, if there are songs, rhymes or felt stories you miss from our Circle time, let us know and we will add it on our list for future clips. We will also be doing a Live Zoom Circle Time every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month – we will update the details on our Facebook and Instagram page, please stay tuned for that. 

Chat with Eva

We know that this is an incredibly stressful time for parents and having someone to talk to can make a big difference.  We’ve launched “Chat with Eva” where Eva will be available to speak to parents and caregivers on Mondays to Thursdays between 10 am and 2 pm and Tuesday evenings between 7 pm and 9pm.  You can reach her on our dedicated “Eva Hotline” at 236.808.7334. If you have other thoughts and questions for the rest of the staff, Diane, Maria, Sue Ellen and Salena, please connect with us through our email, wsfp_info@telus.net.

Mama Papa Goose -Preschooler Group

Mama Papa Goose, Preschool edition! Join us for this group session where we can connect more closely with children and their families through songs, stories and movement. *Spots for 11 families maximum*

Date: Every Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 am

You can register by emailing at wsfp_info@telus.net. Please register 24 hours before each session. This program is through Zoom and details will follow upon registration.

Mama Papa Goose Online Program

Looking for a fun group experience for yourself and your baby? Looking for other parents to connect with?

This Mama Papa Goose program is a virtual group experience for parents with their babies focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes and songs. The pace is slow and relaxed with plenty of time to connect with other parents for casual discussion of issues and questions that arise. This is a nationally recognized Early Literacy Program. 

Facilitator: Eva Svensson
Date: 6 Wednesdays, May 13th to June 17th
Time: 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Register by email: wsfp_info@telus.net

Staying Sane at Home with Kids Webinar

From our child’s tantrums, resistance, playtime, to their questions of “what are we going to do today,” staying at home with kids has never been so ‘interesting.’ Dr. MacNamara discusses the new realities of caring for our kids and how to help them with their emotions, while trying to preserve ours at the same time. There is a 20 minute slide presentation and an hour of Q and A.

For our families who were not able to join the webinar with Dr. Deborah MacNamara and Eva on “Staying Sane at Home with Kids”: for parents of young children in the time of COVID-19, the recording is now available here. The password is RPG2020!

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