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Early Years Play Dates

Early Years Play Dates

This weekly, drop-in program encourages early years children (age 0-5) and their caregivers to spend quality time learning and playing together. Thoughtfully designed with your child’s development in mind, each Early Year’s Play Date helps children explore their senses, their environment, and relationships with those around them. Look out for weekly themes!

All programs are included in general admission. Admission can be purchased in advance online or by walk-in at our front desk!

May 31, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am

Sensory Exploration

Explore the senses by engaging in new play experiences. Mix, stir, pour, and dump ingredients in a sensory kitchen. Discover the various properties of sound using jingle bells and musical shakers. Create new colours by mixing primary and secondary colours. Explore texture while finger painting. 

June 7, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am

Blast Off!

Become a miniature-astronaut and explore all things space! Play in space themed sensory bins, create constellation art with black paper and chalk pastels, learn the names of the planets, and explore moon sand. 

June 14, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am

Lovely Letters 

Learn new literacy skills and enhance letter recognition at this letter-themed play date! Hunt for letters in sensory bins, participate in storytime, and practice making letters with play dough. 

June 21, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am

Diggin’ Dinos

Become a paleontologist and engage in prehistoric play! Dig in a dig pit to uncover dinosaur bones, create dinosaur fossils from play dough, and learn the names of all your favourite dinosaurs! 
 

June 28, 2022
9:00am to 11:00am

Day at the Beach!

Engage in a beach sensory experience! Enjoy the feeling of moon sand between your fingers and toes, and learn cause and effect through water play. Dig for seashells in sensory bins and create impressions using play dough.