June 2017 Newsletter

June in the playroom
If you’ve come into the playroom recently, you’re likely to notice our fish tank and the growing number of fish within it. The fish tank has been an important feature in the playroom for many years and never ceases to amaze and entertain both the children and adults alike. Large smiles fill the children’s faces as they discover the new baby fish hiding among the rocks. This discovery requires plenty of patience and a quiet and still hand. Talk ensues regarding the different types of fish and their needs. Our fish tank is just one way in which we can help children to develop an appreciation for nature.

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. We are winding up for this year with our last group on June 7th. 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, give us a call at 204-788-8055.

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.

Caregiver’s Day
On May 19th we celebrated Caregiver’s Day. Students from MC College’s hair and aesthetics programs set up a mini-salon in the multipurpose room and over the course of the afternoon we had over 20 people get their hair or nails done!
There are some great pictures of the event that will be posted on the Wolseley Family Place Facebook page. A BIG thanks to the MC College students for making it all possible!

Mind: Insight, awareness, intention and focused attention
Relationships: Attachments impact our physical brain structure
Brain: The extended nervous system throughout our body

The Triangle of Well-being and Resilience model, developed by Dr. Dan Siegel (2010), demonstrates how our thoughts and experiences literally shape the physical connections between the various parts of our brain. The arrows in the model point in every direction. Each point in the triangle interacts with the other two to create continuous feedback loops. It demonstrates that our mind, brain and relationships are parts of an open system that is continually responding to new experiences. This capacity for change (neuroplasticity) is a new idea.

Most commonly, the term resilience has come to mean an individual’s ability to overcome adversity and continue his or her normal development.
“In the context of exposure to significant adversity, resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that sustain their well-being, and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources to be provided in culturally meaningful ways.”

– Dr. Michael Unger