“Care and Play With Me” Program: February Update - ResourcesUnite!

Jon here with another guest post from Jaclyn from the Care and Play with Me Program. To read previous posts by Jaclyn, please go here, here, here, here, here and here.

“Hello Everyone!

Care and Play with Me is still going strong! Recently we began having field trips to the YMCA/YWCA for Swim and Gym days! We also had a dental hygienist visit and tell us all about how to keep our teeth healthy!

This month’s theme is learning about life cycles. We have a lot of fun activities and art projects planned to learn about life cycles together. We can use a sheet to make a cocoon and then emerge beautiful butterflies in dramatic play. We can make a home for bugs at our lego table! We can explore life cycles with our life cycle puzzles of frogs, bears, chickens, and ladybugs. We can make beautiful and colorful butterflies out of coffee filters, watercolor paints, and pipe cleaners!

We’ve also been having a lot of fun learning new songs during circle time and large movement time! Our list of songs is growing each month and our caregivers love to dance while they sing with us! It’s always exciting to see a new face and have regularly returning caregivers help teach them the songs and movements!

It’s so interesting to learn where our various caregivers have heard about our program, some from this blog, some from my visits to the Library or WIC office, and some from the local grocery store! It’s heartening to be welcomed by the community and to have our program information so widely shared even though our program is still young!

Thank you for reading! Please come down and join us, we still have room for lots of Caregivers and their children! We also are in need of volunteers for the program!

For more information or to RSVP call the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA 563-556-3371 and ask for Jaclyn Sharp.

Our program meets Mondays and Wednesdays 9-11am at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ at 1795 Jackson St. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11am at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2025 Jackson St. The program runs through the entire school year and is open to all Caregivers and their children, infants and up.

Our program is FREE, you do not need to register and you do not need to be a Y member to attend. Please join us!

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Jaclyn Sharp

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