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Nov. 11, 2015 

This week is the peak of autumn: when summer is most certainly over, and winter is most certainly coming. The middle of November is 100%, all fall. 

The leaves are everywhere! They're enormous, beautiful, and... water-logged. It's time for rain boots and flash lights, because it is dark... all the time. That's the fall, for you. What else do we know about fall?

This month, the Big Kids Club welcomes back our favourite way to explore the Vancouver autumn - the Neighbourhood Adventures class! Each Friday, we're setting out to see some of the city's most important landmarks. First on the list: the downtown library! This Friday!

Lara and the Saturday-care kids are planning a fall photoshoot (happening Nov. 21), but before the new Focus on Photography class can get snapping, they need to get a camera. Mission accepted! We're super excited for the program, and you can get in at the very beginning. Join us Saturdays from 12 - 3pm. 

Our Fall Kids' Clothing Swap returns, Sunday, Nov. 22, from 11am - 1pm and we're accepting clothes, toys, and children's accessories as of this week. Just bring the bags to Buddings before Nov. 20, and get FREE entry to the swap. 

Last week, we told you about our new 8am time slot (already in use!), and this week, we invite you to visit our new programming blogs - so you can find out what the kids are doing in the hours they're at Buddings! The front board at Buddings is playing a part, as well, and in fact, the whole centre is getting a bit of a fall touch-up. 

See what you can see, next time you're in! 
Happy Autumn!

Centre News
Start Sorting: Our Kids' Toy & Clothing Swap Returns - Nov. 22

It's time! We are officially accepting gently used kids' gear (clothes, toys, accessories, etc.) for our 2015 Fall Kids' Toy & Clothing Swap. Bring it to Buddings before Nov. 20, to get FREE entrance and up to 10 items free! 

Our Swaps have been running successfully since 2012, and while we've fallen into a rhythm, if this your first one, you might have questions. 

This autumn's event happens Sunday, Nov. 22, from 11am - 1pm. 

Clothes, toys, and children's accessories dropped off by 6pm Friday Nov. 20, get FREE entry and up to 10 items FREE! 

It's a first-come-first-swapped basis, so if you've been thinking about saving some money on winter gear, be sure to be early! 
Programming Blogs go Live! Colour Theory's New Page

For short, we call our social-centric play and learning classes for preschoolers the Big Kids Club, and if you're wondering what the kids and teachers are covering, we're so excited to show you! 

Launching this week, the Home Page at Buddings.ca directs your attention directly to the Big Kids Club blogs! Click any of the daily icons to get the back story behind the weekly classes, with teacher insights, pictures, stories and more! 

This week, we're highlighting Sara's Colour Theory class. As they roll into the last few weeks of class, we discover the kids have been covering much more than the basics, and Sara's engaging stories and books are bringing the colours to life!  Check it out, on the blog! 

Find Colour Theory, and all the autumn class blogs, directly from the Homepage! Now Live!
Fieldtripping through Fall! 

Whether rain or shine, the autumn weather is its own brand of beautiful, and we're so glad for the opportunities to get out in it! We have more fieldtrips than ever! This week, on Friday, and Saturday! 

The Neighbourhood Adventures class rejoins our schedule, rounding out our Big Kids Club week, with a fieldtrip every Friday. Libraries, Supermarkets, and Community Centres are some of the landmarks that bring neighbours together, and this week, we pay a visit to one of Vancouver's most recognizable - the downtown library. 

Neighbourhood Adventures runs every Friday from 1 - 4pm. Login now to join the fun!

Saturday-care is also heading out this week, on the first mission of the new Focus on Photography program: to buy a camera that can keep up with the adventures. We've decided on a V-Tech Kidizoom digital camera and the Toys "R" Us just down the street has them in stock! It's the best fieldtrip anyone could ask for, and it's happening this Saturday from 12 - 3pm.

Next week, Focus on Photography will be heading down to Charleston Park for a fall photoshoot, and while the kids will be snapping away with the Kidizoom, Lara will have her SLR to capture some beautiful moments in high-res. Saturday-care is a snap! Sign up now! 

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