April 2018 Newsletter

April in the Playroom

Talk of birthdays has been a popular topic lately and with this naturally comes the need to plan for a party. A request by a child to decorate for the party soon had parts of the playroom decorated with streamers, banners and posters. Party plates and napkins were also provided for the children to use and cake” was served. The next day birthday songs were sung and the children wrapped presents for each other. By following the interests of the children, the Playroom was able to facilitate play that all children could participate and learn and play together. A fun time was had by all!

 

Music Circle

On Mondays at 11:30 a music therapist comes and leads parents and children in a ½ hour of singing and stories. Children learn songs, do a little dancing and make a lot of wonderful noise. April dates are the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.

 

Wiggle, Giggle and Munch

Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12 we have Wiggle, Giggle & Munch for children who are into movement. The morning includes physical activities, a craft, circle time and a nutritious snack. April dates are the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. All our programs are run on a drop-in basis. You do not have to pre-register. Just come on the days that work for you and your family.  For more information, Please call us at 204-788-8055.

 

April is oral health month. Join us for fun learning activities all month long.

 Linda, the dental hygienist from the Healthy Smile Happy Child program will be here on April 5th at 130 pm to provide free fluoride varnish treatments for children.

Fluoride varnish strengthens teeth and helps to resist tooth decay. Children can start to have varnish applied soon after their first tooth erupts ~ 6 to 9 months of age,

It only takes seconds to a few minutes to paint the varnish onto the teeth, depending on the number of teeth. Only a very small amount is used. Varnish instantly bonds to the teeth so it cannot be swallowed. This should ideally be done 3 to 4 times a year.

(WRHA, Healthy Smile Happy Child)

 

Jokes of the month!

 Q: Why did the male deer visit the dentist? A: He wanted to get his buck teeth fixed.

Q: What has 88 teeth and never brushes them?

A: A piano.

 

  Every year in China, people celebrate a special holiday called “Love Your Teeth Day”.

  • Lemon sharks grow a new set of teeth every two weeks. They grow more than 24,000 new teeth every year!
  • Soft drinks—even the sugar-free ones—contain acid that erodes tooth enamel. If you are already

sweet enough- drink more water!

The Winnipeg Public Library will be here on April 12th from 1 to 3 pm to provide library cards. Come out and learn about the many programs and activities offered at the library for the whole family.

 

Snoopy’s Favorite Jokes

Q: Did you see the movie about the hot dog?

A: It was an Oscar Weiner!

Q: What does a nosey pepper do?

A: Gets jalapeno business!

Q: What dog is always on time?

A: A watchdog!