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Patiently waiting... Only nine more sleeps til Halloween!! 


Not that we're excited about it or anything, but if this is your little ghostie's first celebration of spirits, you're going to love it! The costumes are adorable, the delight is palpable, and the spooky stories... are not all that scary, after all. :)


It's the cutest day of the year and we're having an all day party. We'd love it if your child could attend!


We've had a very busy October, and we can't wait to let loose. Our Clothing Swap and Barefoot Book Fair both wrapped up last week, and we want to thank you so much for making them so much fun. 


Jen and Johanna both have big plans for their afternoon classes this week. Jen's Diwali celebration happens this afternoon, and Johanna's class will be heading out and making new friends next week... Maybe they'll come to our party! 


See you there!


In this newsletter...

Big Kids Club - Celebration and Excursions
Clothing Swap Recap
Spooky, spooky party - Oct. 31
Thanks for making our book fair a success
Parent Resource Section



Big Kids Club - Celebrations and Excursions!


Our Big Kids Club is an afternoon program of structured play and learning. Each day has a different topic of exploration, and includes a mix of songs, stories, discussion, and experiential activities suitable for all the kids, but especially geared towards 3 - 5 year olds.

This afternoon, it's Arts, Liberally! Jen and the kids will be getting bright and beautiful as they explore the light and colours of the Hindu festival of Diwali. 


Jen's post about the day's activities is on the blog, but to get the full scoop, bring in the light of your life from 1 - 4pm!


Plus, circle Tuesday, Nov. 4, on your calendar and make a plan to join Johanna's World Stories and Food class for the season's first field trip!


They'll be heading to Granville Island to visit the World Music store, for demos of some of the instruments they've been talking about all month. It's a musical voyage, and your child is invited!

Big Kids Club runs every day from 1 - 4pm and there's no additional cost for joining the classes. Just log in and book the hours.


Not a member yet? Apply now!

Fall Kids Clothing Swap Recap and Winners!


Last weekend, Buddings Daycare was transformed... "into a place where we can try on pants." The buddies who stopped by were amazed to see the shelves stocked with sweaters - It was a swapping/shopping extravaganza! 

The Swap went down without a hitch and we had so much fun! Everyone got loads of "new" clothes for the winter and beyond, and there were even prizes for almost everyone. The list of winners is in the recap on the blog.

The post is full of pictures, and even if you missed it, jump on over and check it out. Buddings is a super flexible space and if you'd like to host an event here, let Talia know

Don't Miss the Spooky, Spooky Party - Oct. 31

A haunted daycare, with spooky-but-not-scary stories, facepainted phantasms, and a musical march! Two musical marches! Halloween is our favourite holiday, and our all-day party is open to all our little ghosties! 

Come in costume to pose in our pumpkin photobooth, or come au naturel and get painted and decorated for the tricksy treatsy march around the neighbourhood. We love Halloween, and we'll be making decorative crafts and getting ready all next week. 

The spots are filling up, but we've got a sub waiting in the wings if we need to open more. If you're thinking about stopping in for an hour or two (yes, please!!), be sure to log in and book them soon! 

Halloween lands on a Friday this year, and in observation of the Day of the Dead, Buddings will be closed on Saturday Nov. 1. 

Thanks for Making our Book Fair a Success!
The display is gone, the forms are in, and now we have to wait... Wait for the arrival of all our beautiful new books. It won't be long! They'll be arriving in early November!

And before we say "goodbye" to the bookfair, we want to say "thank you" to you, for making it such a success! 

We loved the process. Having the books in the front entrance made the space look so cheery, and sharing new stories with the kids was super fun. Plus, thanks to your purchases, we even get to pick out a few of our favourites for our library! Thank you so much for supporting the event! 

And now... back to waiting...   
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