Through March, our Saturday buddies explored the Indian culture and celebrations. We learned about different states, costumes, food, and festivals. Each class was provided with props such as puppets, stories, puzzles and activity related to the topic.
We read a book called “Same Same But Different” by author Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw and explored different cultures and lifestyles from two different parts of the world. The kids also learned about the national animal of India through a masking activity of Bengal Tiger.Kids had an opportunity to explore ‘Hindi’, which is the national language of India. The class learned the basic greetings in Hindi such as, ‘Namaste’, which means ‘hello’ and ‘Dhanyawad’, which means ‘thank you’.
The festival of colors, ‘Holi’ was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire class. The activities such as splashing of colours and coloured hand prints kept the class spirit high with positive energy.
At Buddings we are constantly exploring new ideas and are creating a fun-filled learning environment for the kids. Join us this spring to explore a new fun-filled program every Saturday.
Buddings is open on Saturdays!
Heather and Sharmila mind the shop, and the weekend kids are a whole new crew, eager to play and learn. We’re open from 10 – 4, and the days are much more mellow than our regular weekday program.
Twice a month, we also hold open houses, when applicant families can visit the centre, and take a tour.
To sign up for an orientation day, please fill in this application, and confirm your appointment via email.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
With Halloween quickly approaching, I decided to do a ghost art activity for the kids. I rallied up the children to the table to make some fuzzy cotton ghosts. My original idea was to use popsicle sticks to scoop up the glue and paste the cotton balls on the ghost, but our other new staff member Sharmila thought it would be more fun to dip the cotton right into the glue and stick it right on. The children, especially the younger ones were more keen on this method, while some of the older children had almost finished already with the popsicle stick method. Nonetheless, the children all had fun and kept them engaged for a while!
After they had got quite a few cotton balls on, I offered different sized and coloured googly eyes and some children got creative and explored putting multiple eyes on their ghosts. Some children just had fun stirring the glue in the container and getting sticky!
Welcome to Saturdays at Buddings!
For your first time visiting the centre, or your first brunch date in months, Saturday-care at Buddings is a gang of friends waiting for your child to join the fun! So take your time. 🙂
If you’re a member, just log in and book your hours between 10 and 4.
See you Saturday!