FUN Ideas for Families for the Week of March 30
We know that this is a time full of uncertainty but one thing we know for certain is that our community of families and staff are dedicated to the well-being of our children. We want to remain connected by offering resources to help your families stay healthy, happy, and engaged while schools and daycare are closed.
 How to Explain C oronavirus  to Your Children
It’s important that children are told about coronavirus, the seriousness of it but at the same time, simple steps they can take to help prevent the continued spread. This free book from Manuela Molina helps explain to children, in a calm and appropriate way, the ins and outs of coronavirus and what they can do.

At Wholesome, we love to connect with the families we feed! Tag us @wholesome_kids and use #connectedcommunity with your ideas and pics of what you're doing with your family to stay active and healthy.

Try to enjoy this time for the opportunity to come together as a family and to connect with your loved ones.

From our family to yours, stay healthy and safe!
My child won't listen to me!
One of the most difficult things we face as parents is when our kids just don’t seem to listen to us. Every parent has been there!

During this week's theme we explore animals and the world around us - enjoy!
Step by Step Animal Origami
All you need is some paper - use coloured construction paper, scrapbook paper, or let the kids use markers to design their own - and a little imagination.
Pretend Play
From alphabet fishing to miniature worlds and pet hotels, using your imagination has never been more fun! Pretend play helps children develop social, language, thinking and emotional skills.
Exploring, measuring, and observing the world around us
25 activities to keep preschoolers engaged.
Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under
Epic  is a digital library for kids 12 and under. It has more than 35,000 high quality books and videos.

In this National Geographic Kids interview, we learn about “comeback critters,” animals that were struggling but are now doing a lot better because of human intervention, as well as animals that still really need our help.  
Fun and Easy Science Experiments
To keep the learning going, try one of these science experiments each day. They each take about 30 minutes, and use super simple ingredients from around the house. Learn here
Repeat the Beat!
GoNoodle videos get kids moving - dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling - to burn off extra energy!
Vegetarian Pizza Quesadillas
Quesadillas are a quick and easy meal option. This recipe is very versatile and can be enjoyed with a variety of options for toppings .
Age Appropriate Chores for Your Kids
It's amazing what young children take joy in doing. Included are some tips on helping your child enjoy contributing to the household while learning some practical life skills!
What was the foot's favorite chips? Dori-toes
What did the plumber say to the singer? Nice pipes!
What do you call a lazy doctor? Dr. Do-Little
Why did the salad go to the studio? To get some BEETS !
 Each day, let your child pick an activity that they want to challenge themselves with and see what happens. Don't hesitate to jump in on the fun too! Here are some ideas:

  • Minute to Win it: Dice Balance on a Stick - see how many dice you can get on a stick in one minute!

  • Strength Test: How long can stand on one leg for? Now try it with your eyes closed!

  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt - Make a list of 10 age-appropriate things in your house to find! Try using a theme, or leave it to the imagination and find 10 things beginning with the letter A, or are shiny, etc.

  • Limber up! Can you do 10, 20, 30 push ups?

  • Mmm delish! Find a new wholesome recipe and cook it with your parents. Make sure you do the measuring and help with the clean-up. Try this one!

Make sure to snap a picture of you enjoying each challenge and share it using hashtag #connectedcommunity.
5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat More Fish!
Fish is a great source of protein, iron, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D, which are all very important for proper growth and development.

Fish is known to be one of the most challenging foods to get kids to try. Our Registered Dietitian has come up with 5 great tips to help encourage kids to include more fish into their diet. Read More

Wholesome Kids Catering provides healthy and nutritious hot meals and snacks to kids in child care centres and schools. We enrich lives by giving kids the nourishment and energy they need to eat, grow, and thrive!
This e-newsletter was created for parents and families. It has been sent to you by Wholesome Kids Catering or one of our valued child care partners. #connectedcommunity

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