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!
March 21, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Blow and pop all kinds of colours during a morning full of delightful, bubble sensory play! Watch how bubbles float, bounce, and pop on different surfaces. Try using bubble wrap as a brush and pop them as you make abstract visual and musical art.
March 28, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Dot the colour on the square to learn colours. Learn how to use colour as a signal for stop and go with a red light / green light race.
April 4, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Explore the sounds, textures, and excitement of spring-themed presents. Develop fine motor skills and kinesthetic awareness by crumpling and crinkling bags, tissue and paper. Use all your senses as you sift through spring sensory bins!
April 11, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Colours & Textures
Explore colours and textures in this sensory-rich play date. Experience the softest stories with felt board storytime and experiment with tie dye tissue paper. Learn about colour theory and colour mixing and make your own collage art.
April 18, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Join in a collaborative art project as you splatter, squish, and squeeze paint all over the wall! Experience the sounds and textures of paint as you practice hand-eye coordination and develop fine motor skills. Learn about cause and effect and you experiment with paint. Don't forget to dress for a mess!
April 25, 2023 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Use paint, paper, and a light table to investigate the mysteries hidden inside your artwork. Work together with your caregiver to reveal secret messages, shapes, and pictures.