Did you know that there is something really simple you can do to improve your child’s future health and success? Simply ensure they spend plenty of time playing outdoors! When I was a child we were sent outside by our parents from morning until the “street lights” came on in the evening – we played, explored and came up with different ways to amuse ourselves. We are now a little more cautious about sending our children out unsupervised and tend to schedule play times and activities for them (indoors and out). Studies have shown a great decrease in the time children spend outdoors today than in previous generations. Wee Watch has always understood the importance of outdoor play, as you know our Providers ensure that the children in their care have 2 hours of outdoor play each day. Some of our Providers engage in very creative outdoor activities like; Nature scavenger hunts, reading outdoors, toy car wash, art in the park, blowing GIANT bubbles, creating an obstacle course, helping in the community garden, tree planting, and so much more.
This month in our newsletter, we want to inspire you to change the ratio of indoor vs outdoor play by providing some information about the benefits of outdoor play for children (and adults). Some of these benefits include, an appreciation of nature, stimulation of the senses, exercise, and health benefits of getting fresh air. We have also provided some activities that will support you in getting your children outside!! Have fun!
Celebrations in May & June:
Ramadan Begins - Monday May 6th
Provider Appreciation Day - Friday May 10th
Mothers Day - Sunday May 12th
Victoria Day - Monday May 20th
Eid-al-Fir - Wednesday June 5th
Fathers Day - Sunday June 16th
Friday May 10
is Provider Appreciation Day.
We would like to take a moment and recognize our Providers, a team of enthusiastic childcare professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the needs of children in their care and their parents, are top priority. We at Wee Watch can’t say enough about our wonderful Providers. A huge
to each and every one of them for all their hard work, commitment, compassion, and the nurturing they give to children in their care each and every day.
We would also like to take this time to wish you all a Happy Mother’s and Father’s day – being a parent is the most important role you play and we hope that you take the time and celebrate with your children and your parents!