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Family Connections Parent Link Centre

We would like to remind parents/caregivers that, when attending the Family Connections Parent Link Centre activities, wet snowy/muddy footwear needs to be removed before entering the play area. We recommend that you bring a clean pair of footwear to change into as socks can be slippery on the floor and if we need to leave the building in a hurry there will not be time to find and put on your other footwear.

Please bring your own "travel mug" with lid for hot drinks and a water bottle for water for you or your child, when attending programs with the Family Connections Parent Link. This mug or water bottle should be non-breakable. The Family Connections Parent Link Centre will continue to have coffee and tea available at most of our programs.

Thank you for helping us to be kind to our planet!

Technology Free Zone!

The goal for the Family Connections Parent Link Centre is to provide a safe and fun environment for our families to play together in. To this end we have a new policy that we will be introducing immediately to all our programs; it is now the Policy of Huntington Hills Community Association that our programs be technology free.

This means that we are asking you to put your cell phones, tablets, etc. away while you are at our programs. Please do not talk, text, play games, etc while you are in the play groups. We understand that there will be times that it is necessary for you to use your device, and we ask that you do so outside of the play space, after ensuring your child is safe by asking someone else to watch them, or by taking them with you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to talk to one of our staff about them.

Our Current Activities:

Me & MY Dad... “Let’s Dress Up & Play”
Sat. Oct 27 10-11:30 pm

Come join us our Dad’s ONLY (and children) activity. Dad’s and children 1 years (able to walk and run) and older will be able to participate in some pre-Halloween fun activities (in the Parent Link area) and meet other dads.

Call for more information at 587-392-2270. To register call 587-392-2271 starting Oct. 1.

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Just for Mom’s
Saturday October 27, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Come learn how to live more in the moment, reduce your stress levels, fight off illness and improve your overall quality of life. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring an open mind.

Come join us for a nice, afternoon for Mom’s only. Where our topic will be mindfulness. We will spend the first hour in discussion the last hour, doing a fun activity. Registration will start Tuesday, October 9, child care is provided.

Please call Cassandra at 587-392-2268 if you would like more information about this program or to register.

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Just for Mom’s: Mastering the Holidays
Saturday, November 17, 2:00-4:00

Join our staff and a group of other Mom’s as we have a chat on different ways to manage and enjoy the Holiday season. This will be our last Just for Mom’s for the 2018 year. Watch for us to return in January. We will offer childcare and a safe fun environment for conversation and activities.

Call Cassandra for more information 587-392-2268. To register call Tracey at 587-392-2271 starting October 29.

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Baby and Me (under 12 months)
Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-3:00

Baby & Me will start up September 5 at the Parent Link site at the Huntington location 520-78 Ave NW. Stop in and join the fun playing with your baby and talking with other parents.

Watch the calendar for special guests eg. Library, AHS nutrition.

October 24 “Halloween Babies” Dress up your little one and bring a snack to share. The Library will be coming in for stories at 2:30 pm

November 14 Nutrition with AHS dietitian

November 28 Storytime 2:30-3 pm

Dec 19 Christmas Babies Come join us for a pre-Christmas gathering and bring a snack to share (if you wish). The Library will be coming in for stories at 2:30 pm

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Come Play with Me (at Vivo)
Thursday mornings, starting October 11-December 6, 10:00-11:30

Come join us for this, free drop in playgroup for parents/caregivers and children (birth –5 years). Children are able to move about in the room and pick from a variety of play areas such as dress up, play dough, puzzles and play with lots of toys. Staff will be available to answer questions about developmental growth, parenting, and help parents identify community resources. For information call 587-392-2271.

* This program is being run through partnership between Family Connections Parent Link Centre, Northern Hills Community Association and Vivo.

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Let’s Play in the Gym (All Ages 1-5 years)
Friday mornings, starting October 5-November 23, 10:00-11:30

Please join us for this active drop-in play program for children 1-5 years old (children need to be walking). Activities will involve exploring and developing physical and social skills with other children and adults in a gym setting. Siblings are welcome. Children and adults must wear indoor non-marking running shoes. (NO socks or bare feet) NO Indoor Shoes NO PLAY!! Families need to arrive and sign in between 10:00 and 10:30 am to participate in the gym program. Please come early.

For more information call 587-392-2271

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Toddler Songs and Exploration
Thursday mornings, October 4-November 8, 10:30-11:30

A six-week Toddler program for children ages 18 to 36 months (at time of program start) An interactive song and rhyme program for toddlers and caregivers. We will learn some songs and rhymes to do together at home as well as introduce lots of movement.

The second half of the program will involve exploration of different materials such as blocks, puzzles, art activities, and sensory play. Come dressed to play and have fun! To register starting on September 13 call 587-392-2271. Spaces are limited.

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Family Evening Fun with ready materials to colour for 3-6 year olds
Thursday evenings, October 11, 18 & 25, 6:00-7:00

Please register for one time only (Your choice). The first 30 minutes the kids will play, the last 30 minutes the kids will colour with their family. The siblings are welcome if you have someone to help them.

Contact Tracey at 587-392-2271 to register starting September 4. For more information contact Vivian at 587-392-2273.

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Fall Story and Craft: Friday morning
October 19, 10:30-11:30 am

Come join the Calgary Public Library to share stories and songs followed by crafts. Children can dress in Fall colors (red, orange, yellow, browns) or simple costumes (nothing scary or violent please.)

Families need to choose one of our Fall/Harvest programs. Call 587-392-2271 starting September 24 to register.

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Fall Harvest: Saturday morning
October 20, 10:00-11:30

Come join us for a fun morning of play, crafts, and songs or stories. Families can dress in Fall colours (red, orange, yellow, browns) or simple costumes (nothing scary or violent please).

Families need to choose one of our Fall/Harvest programs. To register call Tracey at 587-392-2271 starting September 27.

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Storytime at Vivo for children (1 to 5 years)
Thursday mornings, September 20, 27 & October 4. 10:00-11:00 am

11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary - Come join us for this free Storytime with Parent Link staff where children and parents will share songs rhymes and stories in this interactive circle program.

We will be located outside the Library in the Vivo Administration area. This program is a partnership between Northern Hills Community Association, Vivo, Country Hills Public Library and Family Connections Parent Link.

Families need to sign up to be involved with this program. Call 587-392-2271 to register starting August 23.

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Playtime Fun
Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

Join us for this free, drop-in, playgroup for parents/caregivers and children (Birth to 5). Children are able to move about in the room and pick from a variety play areas.

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Play & Songs
Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

This is a playgroup for all ages with a variety of activities to explore in the Parent Link Room and ending with a short song time. Please sit with your child on the rug during this time. Toddlers are not expected to sit for songs and wandering will happen. We ask parents not to have conversations with one another during song time, please model sitting on the carpet, taking part in singing the songs, and or listening to the story quietly. Exposing your child to these song times is great for developing their attention span.

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Kid's Corner
Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-3:00

Join us for this afternoon, relaxed, drop in group for parents and children free of charge (Birth - 5).

Our afternoon program is a little quieter than the morning program.

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520 - 78 Ave. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada