Getting ready for the future!
Vision 20/20 at Buddings!
Through sharing and team work, children practice the rhythms and routines they'll need in kindergarten:
- Cleaning up
- Sitting for circle time
- Story time among peers and teachers
- Music and songs
- Art projects
- Science experiments
- Weekly field trips around greater Vancouver
- Sharing and reflecting
- .... and much more!
Weekday classes run daily from 1 - 4 pm at Broadway and Storybook, and develop over the 13-week season. Sign up for your favorite classes every week, or mix and match across the board.
MONDAYS: PAPER with HARUMi
PAPER is the word that tells the story! Harumi is the paper magician and she is looking forward to share some of her star tips and tricks with the Big Kids! Be ready to learn about the importance of paper through the most fun and beautiful crafts! Harumi's values are based on recycling and children's creativity, the best combination to awake awareness and curiosity in the kids minds!
MONDAYS: HOW WE GOT HERE WITH TALIA
Talia's class is a fast forward run through the human and technological evolution that brought us to the point we're at today. From magnifying small things, bringing far away things closer, and magnetizing the elements that make the world run. Once we know where we came from, we can start making plans for where we want to go next! Lifetime learnings from 1 to 4pm at Storybook!
TUESDAYS: PARALLEL 20 WITH AÏDA
After exploring some ancient world civilizations, it's time to meet some new ones that are currently shining in the globe! Considering this season theme, the Big Kids will travel around the parallel 20, discovering amazing cultures and participating in fun weekly adventures! Come on Tuesdays and be ready to learn more about new countries, vocabulary and music styles!
TUESDAYS: CRYSTAL CLEAR WITH EHLSSIE
Ehlssie's class is all about science as well as being aware of one’s body and mind. Big Kids will learn all about crystallization through science experiments that will require hands on learning in addition to real live observation through the five senses. Children will also learn about water conservation by making water crystal clear again; free from pollution, micro-plastic and more!
WEDNESDAYS: FILIPInO WORLD WITH YVETTE
Do you like travelling? Would you like to try new food and tastes? What do you know about the Philippines? We are sure that Big Kids have the answers and...more questions about this country composed by islands! Your guide name is Yvette - Big Kids get ready for the most fun middle week adventures, stories, recipes and curiosities! Let's have a good time together!
WEDNESDAYS: AMAZING ANIMALS WITH JOHANNA
Animals are the humans' best friends! They are fast, strong, smart, funny and they have superpowers! They speak without words and some of them are the greatest singers, swimmers and pilots! If you wonder how they survive or how they eat... join Johanna's class! She is excited to show us that some powers can be found by caring, protecting and understanding the environment!
THURSDAYS: OBSERVE AND REPORT WITH SARAH
THURSDAYS: EVOLUTION OF ART WITH KARTH
Earth without art is eh! This season, Karth is thrilled to show different art styles and revolutionary art movements with the Big Kids! This class is an opportunity to stare at the world that surround us and discover more about its shapes and colors. It's also a great opportunity to see and understand that things change and evolve. Big Artists, be ready to explore, experiment and create new styles!
FRIDAYS: HEALTH IS WEALTH 2.0 with TOMOMI
Food is the energy that feeds our body and our minds! Tomomi is enthusiastic to keep exploring and learning about the qualities of food and healthy habits. This class is a learning journey where the Big Kids will learn not only about the different food groups and tastes. Children will also learn how to appreciate their meals before and after they are packed in their lunch boxes!
SATURDAYS: ODD JOBS
Introducing: Storybook Saturdays!
Our new program for kids and parents on Saturdays launches on Dec. 7, with sustainable seasonal decor, delicious holiday treats, and a warm dry place to hang out on weekend mornings all winter long.
This drop-in program is open to members and non-members, and costs $10/family for as long as you like. With our referral program, when Buddings families bring a non-member friend, you get in for free! Details and schedule online.