October 2019 Newsletter

October in the Playroom

It’s been a very busy and exciting time for the playroom. We have worked hard at bringing our favorite parts of our old playroom into our new space and taking advantage of our gorgeous new room at our new location. You may notice quite a few changes with new learning centers and play places.

In consideration of our new space we are reminding families that; if while your child is in the playroom and you need to step outside for a smoke break, please let the playroom staff know before you leave and make contact again when you come back in. Prior to your break we will need to have you fill out one quick form to give permission for us to care for your child while you are outside.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Grand Opening!!

 

Music Circle

On Mondays at 11:30 a music therapist joins us and she 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. October 7th, 21st and 28th.

 

Cooking Class/Healthy Together

Join us as we discover ways of being healthy together! Each session includes fun games, activities, and an opportunity to cook and enjoy wholesome food together. Kids are welcome to participate! October dates are the 21st and 28th from 1:30-3:30.  Sign-up sheet available at 1:00 in the drop-in

 

New Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-12pm.   CLOSED for lunch 12pm-1pm.

Re-opens at 1pm-4pm, Wednesday hours 1pm-4pm.

 

Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is commonly referred to as the winter blues or winter depression. People typically experience it starting in the fall and all through winter. Sunny summer days and warm weather can improve your mood, so it makes sense that the time change combined with cooler weather and shorter days can have a negative impact on your mental health.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is recognized as a type of depression and can cause increased anxiety, sadness and stress, lack of enjoyment in regular activities, feelings of isolation, mood swings, and several other symptoms that can take over your life. But there are ways to help deal with it, here are 3 ways:

  1. Exercise regularly
  2. Make social plans
  3. Soak up the sun as often as you can! Let the light in!

 

Wolseley Family Place Grand opening

Our Grand Opening is October 3, 2019, it starts @ 1pm-3pm.  Come check out our new location!

There will be entertainment, speeches and media coverage!

 

Toasty Tips for Staying Warm in Cold Weather

When cold weather is on the way, warm yourself first!  It’s easier to change your body temperature than room temperature, not to mention eco-friendlier. Instead of turning up the heat, put on another layer of clothing.

Put on a warm hat!  You can lose heat from any surface that’s exposed in cold weather. So put on your hat, even if you’re inside.

Turn on your ceiling fan Warm air rises to the ceiling. Run your fan on its lowest setting in a clockwise direction to push the warm air back down to where you can feel it.

Dress your windows up for the weather!  If you’re not wearing a tank top or going sleeveless, your windows shouldn’t, either. Replace thin curtains with heavier wool or fleece drapes in the winter. But be sure to open them on sunny days for free heat. Another good tip is covering your windows with Window insulation kit. These kits block cold air by sealing the entire window behind a large sheet of shrink-wrap plastic.