Family Fun Night Workshops
"We were very impressed with the workshop. The workshop was well planned and very interactive. The children and adults all seemed to be enjoying themselves. It was nice to see the genuine enthusiasm of the staff and how it got the children participating. I highly recommend this workshop for families."
- Carmen and Dave E.
“My daughter is a very shy child, but just after attending one session with her Mom, I can see a big change in her. She is more confident.
I would recommend these kind of programs for shy kids where their parents are present. It helps to encourage them to participate in different kinds of activities. Thanks.”
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The Region of Peel's Children's Services offers a series of FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHTS for children age 0 - 6yrs, which are held at various elementary schools and other locations across Peel.
What is Family Fun Night?
Family Fun Night is a series of 12 workshops that give parents the skills to help their child learn early reading and writing skills.
Parents and children work together on activities that are fun and help children learn. It's a great family time to focus on early learning and help prepare children for school.
Who Leads these Sessions?
Numerous trained community volunteers run the Family Fun Night sessions. Volunteers are Early Childhood Educators, Teachers and other community professionals who are experienced and trained in early literacy.
What do we do at the Sessions?
In each session, volunteers give parents ideas on how to incorporate learning into every day living and regular home activities. Did you know that folding the laundry can be a math activity that helps your child learn to count, or learn "bigger" and "smaller?" Do you count how many floors the elevator moves in your building or how many green cars you see on the way to the store? Did you know that nursery rhymes can help your child learn different sounds which is a step towards reading?
Each workshop has stories, songs, a snack time, and an activity for families to work on together. Parents that have attended these workshops during the last two years have reported they now read to their children more often, they have more reading materials at home and they have increased the amount of educational TV they watch with their child.
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We recognize and thank the Government of Ontario, the Region of Peel, the Peel District School Board, the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, Ontario Institute for Child Studies, Peel Literacy Guild and Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network for their partnership in this project.