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It's almost thanksgiving, and there's so much going on, it's hard to keep it all straight. Think saving money on kids' fall wardrobes is fun? You should definitely check out our Fall Kids Clothing Swap on Oct. 19! Looking for new books for your home library? Pick up a catalogue from our Barefoot Book Fair this week! 


Halloween is right around the corner, and in case you didn't know, there's no where Halloween is more fun than at daycare! Our Halloween party is running all day on Oct. 31, and your little buddy is invited! 


With all that going on in the next few weeks, we're especially thankful for the long weekend, and remind you that Buddings is closed on Saturday Oct. 11 and Monday Oct. 13. 


Gobble, gobble, gobble! Happy Thanksgiving!


In this newsletter...

Fall Kids Clothing Swap - Oct. 19
Barefoot Book Fair - Oct. 6 - 10
Come in Costume on Halloween!
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Fall Kids Clothing Swap - Oct. 19, from 11am - 2pm


The rain is looming and winter will be here soon. Before you start paying big money getting kids equipped for the cold, wet weather, circle Oct. 19 on your calendar and plan to come to our Fall Kids Clothing Swap!

Never been to a clothing swap before? No problem! Our FAQ Blog Post has the answers to all your questions about how it works. 

Bring out the stored sweaters and see which ones would be better for a littler kid. We'll be collecting, sizing, and sorting from Oct. 13 - 17, with free admission and up to 10 items for everyone who brings items to swap.  

Still need all that stuff? No problem! The cost is just $10 for up to 10 items, and $1 per item after that. The more people who bring items and attend, the better! Feel free to spread the news! 

Barefoot Book Fair - Oct. 6 - 10, 2014
Our Barefoot Book Fair is going strong this week, and the families have been happy to see the beautiful books in our front entrance! The sale goes until the end of the week, and our book distributing hostess, Veronika Riches, will be at Buddings on Thursday and Friday mornings to share some of the stories with the kids - and details of the sale with parents. :)

Christmas presents, great early reading materials, and magical bedtime stories! Find them all, and until Oct. 19, when you make a purchase, a percentage of all the sales will be reimbursed to Buddings in books to add to our library! 

This fall, Johanna's World Stories and Food class will be using the Barefoot Book of Earth Tales as a jumping off point to explore world culture. Find her explanation of the class, and the book, on the blog. 
Come on Costume on Halloween! 

The spookiest season is upon us, and when Halloween lands on a Friday, you know it's going to be a good one! This year, our Haunted Buddings Halloween Party is happening on Oct. 31, from 10am - 4pm, and we're so excited to invite all the little ghosties! 

Come in costume, carve a pumpkin, and stay for roasted pumpkin seed snacks! We'll have a musical, costumed march around our neighbourhood for tricks and treats, and the spooky (but not too spooky) story room will be decorated for Halloween hauntings!

Still need to pick up candy for the kids in your neighbourhood? Finishing touches on costumes? Bring your kids to Buddings on Halloween and get all your errands done in record time! 

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