Virtual Programming Update for the week of July 13th
  • JOIN US for Circle Time at 10 am Monday through Saturday!
  • Why Do Kids Chew On Their Shirts and What Can You Do About It?
  • What's happening: Virtual Programming for the week of July 13th
  • Week in Review: Links to Daily Circle Time plus Songs, Books and Visits with EECC Staff
  • Glitterbug Circle Time every Wednesday morning!
  • For the Family: The Peanut Butter Falcon is Coming to the Drive-In!!!
  • Foodshare's Dismantling White Supremacy Box
  • How to do Better at Getting Pronouns Right (it's not that hard!)
  • Period Purses Destigmatize Menstruation and Address Period Poverty
  • Summer BINGO for kids:
Make a Circle, Big and Round, Everybody Join Us, Gather Round!
Seriously, we're having FUN during our live circle every day! Admittedly, it's wonky like all Zoom meetings, but the children are so happy to interact with our staff, request songs, show us their toys, meet friends, practice sign language and sing songs! Join us on Zoom at 10 am every morning, or watch later when you can on our Facebook page. Register for a Zoom link
Why Do Kids Chew on their Shirts and What Can You Do About It?
dark haired child sits on the ground wearing a red shirt with ninjas on the front holding the front of the neck of his shirt in his mouth
Photo: Homeschool On
"I will never forget the day I realized I had a chewer. When my son was a baby he would chew on the side of the crib… no biggie, he was teething right? The problem is that it didn’t stop. When he was four years old, he moved to a wooden bunk bed with his brother, and had a railing on the side. I remember coming in one morning to a pile of wooden pieces on the floor. He had literally been chewing the railing so much that there were shavings and chunks of wood littering the floor.".... more

Rebecca Spooner in Homeschool On
What's Happening: week of July 13th
  • Monday through Saturday, 10 am: Daily Circle Time live with EECC staff and families. Sign up to join us live or watch later with your little ones and sing along!
  • Monday: Sing with Anna: The Green Little Frog, The Blue Little Fish, Three Little Ducks and the Wheels on the Bus! Rashida tells us about the life, bravery and accomplishments of Malala!
  • Tuesday: Using our WHOLE BODY to make BIG movements: Anna, Lisa and Rashida show gross motor activities such as jumping, hopping, leaping, skipping!
  • Wednesday:Go on a tour of the Garden at Kimbourne with Anna, Lisa and Rashida!
  • Thursday: .Exploring Zeros and Circles with Anna, Rashida and Lisa!
  • Friday: Fine Motor: Lacing and beading at Kimbourne with Anna and Rashida
This is a tentative plan, subject to favourable tech conditions. All videos will be uploaded to our Facebook page each day.
Week in Review: Songs, Stories and Visits with EECC Staff!
Anna shows us how to make a paper fish using origami part 1 and part 2
Loose Parts 1: Anna, Lisa and Rashida talk about colours & shapes, and make a rainbow using materials they found at KImbourne!
Loose Parts 2 with Anna, Lisa and Rashida: What rolls? What makes noise? What can we do with other things we find?
Baby Time with Anna
Lisa shows us the day by day blooming of a sunflower!
Daily Circle Time with Anna, Rashida and Lisa!
Here are links to last week's circles:

Monday with Anna and Rashida
Tuesday with Anna, Lisa and Rashida
Wednesday with Anna, Lisa and Rashida
Thursday with Anna, Lisa and Rashida
Friday with Anna and Rashida
Saturday with Lisa

Watch and sing along!!
We would love to interact you and your children in our live Daily Circle Time, Monday through Saturday at 10 am! Register here to request a Zoom link. Please be aware that our Daily Circle Time is recorded for the purposes of sharing with families unable to access it live.Once you've registered, watch your email after 9 am each day for reminders and Zoom links.
GLITTERBUG Circle Time!!
Join The 519 along with the little ones in your life for weekly virtual circle time. Enjoy sing-along action songs, storytime, and more. Wednesdays at 11:30 am! Join
Two seated figures and a standing figure on a raft with a sail floating on water on a cloudy hazy day
The Peanut Butter Falcon is coming to the Drive-in at Ontario Place on July 29th!
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a story of adventure and friendship, set in the world of a modern Mark Twain. Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the care home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Through circumstances beyond their control, Tyler, a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince the kind nursing home employee charged with bringing Zak home, to join them on their wild journey. trailer/tickets
Foodshare's Dismantling White Supremacy Box
assorted vegetables including carrots and beets and a small box containing multicoloured grape tomatos surrounded by many varieties of leafy greens
photo: Foodshare
Exciting news for families looking for ways to actively and tangibly support black communities! The Dismantling White Supremacy Box is packed full of local, organic produce grown by farms that are led, run or owned by racialized folks. Help them advance food justice by purchasing a box filled with produce grown by:
These do sell out quickly, so get your order in early if you want one.
How To Do better at Getting Pronouns Right In Seven Steps!
light purple background with words how to do better at Getting New Pronouns Right with a dialogue bubble below containing the words oh I'm trying but it's just really hard
The Period Purse: Why We Work for People Who Menstruate
brown hands hold a clear zipper bag containing menstrual pads over a red drawstring bag
Cool fact about our wonderful landlord, Kimbourne Park United Church: they are a partner in The Period Purse project, collecting supplies and hosting purse stuffing events.

"At the Period Purse, we work to destigmatize menstruation and address period poverty. And part of that work is changing the conversation." read more
Easy Summer Activity Calendar
This Summer BINGO for Kids activity is a great way to keep kids busy and get them reading. BONUS: it’s FREE! Summer Bingo for Kids is a portable and fun boredom buster. Play in the back yard, at the kitchen table, in the drive way or at the beach!…… more
Caroline Fernandez is the author of thee best selling kids' books: Boredom Busters (Silver Birch Honor Book Award - Forest of Reading) and More Boredom Busters , and Stop Reading
This Book! Caroline Fernandez has worn many hats at the EECC, from frequent visitor with her children (back-in-the-day) to past board to current donor. If you've attended our annual charity events, you've seen many great silent and live auction items from (over $15,000 worth of items in the past 6 years!) Caroline is Parentclub's creator and her blog has lots of great ideas to make life easier for busy families.