Activities: 3-6 Year Olds

Activities for kids ages 3-6

LOCAL SUPPORTS & ACTIVITIES

  • *NEW* Family Centre has many in-person and virtual programs happening including Play ZoneMe & My FamilyDiscover Together, and Me & My Dad  AND Big Chef Little Chef! 
  • *NEW* Lethbridge Public Library has live streams all of April! Find the schedule here!
    • Babes in the Library - Exercises, tickeles, and knee bounces, nursery rhymes, and songs for caregivers and their babies 0-18 months!
    • Time for 2's - Nursery rhymes,creative play, short stories, songs and books for toddlers 18 months to 36 months and their caregivers. 
    • small n' TALL - Rhymes, songs & fun livestreamed on facebook! 
  • Lethbridge Early Years regularly rounds up the best local and digital resources for littles! 
  • Alberta Health Services has monthly Pre-school calendars
  • Active for Life has at-home ideas for developing physical literacies! 
  • Roving Gym - with take-home kits
  • South Region Parents as Teachers - personal visits to provide well-researched information to help you make good parenting decisions and to provide concrete support for you when you need it.
  • Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society's Aapatsi'kaktosi North Star Program includes a parent cafe and other parent and child support! *NEW* Check out their Matsiyikkapisaiki-somm (Frog Moon-April) Calendar for all their activities this month.

QUIET ACTIVITIES

ENERGETIC ACTIVITIES

MENTAL HEALTH CARE

  • *NEW* Follow this daily calendar from Action for Happiness as a family to stay active for mental wellbeing in 20 different languages! - and *NEW* Download their App
  • Answers for your young child’s questions about the Coronavirus.
  • Meaningful activities to support families well-being while coping at home by Alberta Health Services
  • Activities created by Canadian Government to help young children understand what is going on and how they can help.
  • Check out this activity book, in 15 languages, that explains covid-19 to children and how they can stay safe
  • Follow this daily calendar from Action for Happiness as a family to help cope with the crisis, in 20 different languages!
  • Watch “Time to Come in Bear” together – a children’s story on social distancing

LEARNING

  • Play is essential for children’s healthy development – socially, emotionally and physically.  Play is the work of children!!  Don’t put pressure on yourself as a caregiver to teach letters or numbers or reading.  Follow your child’s lead and make lots of time for play!
  • Play games with simple rules.  Let your child practise losing and being sad about it. It is ok when they feel sad, disappointed, frustrated.   Be available to offer empathy and support.
  • Let your preschooler explore reading, grasping, beading, drawing and cutting activities that interest THEM!
  • Read with your child daily and allow them to read the pictures of books too.

Do you have additions of local activities for children, youth, and families? Please email Kristina at [email protected]

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