Children and their parents are encouraged to participate in a free program focused on improving literacy through crafts, music and reading. The Drop in and Play program is hosted in Preeceville on Thursdays and Sturgis on Wednesdays.
The program encourages parents to spend quality time with their children, starting with reading and branching out into the many different programs offered by the Family Resource Centre (FRC), stated Karolyn Kosheluk, the FRC co-ordinator.
The program allows parents the opportunity to socialize with each other and share experiences through a support group atmosphere.
"The Centre is also looking at different programs focused on preschoolers and their parents. The program is open to everyone and we want to encourage individuals to come out and participate in a creative, fun program," said Kosheluk.
The program will be getting a new family centre in Preeceville but the date of its opening was uncertain at the time of publishing.
“The day needs to be confirmed and the families can check Facebook or call. We have a new number now, 306-814-8818 and the older one will be phased out," explained Kosheluk.
“The centre is also starting plans for Christmas hampers. These will go ahead and we will follow any restrictions in place at that time. We feel it’s important to make sure that families in need are able to access food and gifts for children especially in these difficult times.”
“I also have many fantastic books that I will be giving away thanks to the non profit called First Book Canada. This has been a great partnership for the FRC as their mandate is to get books into the homes of all families. I have lots of Halloween books to give away and this will be done through draws on our Facebook page. First Book has given us many books that will be distributed through our Christmas hamper program. It is difficult to run some of our usual programs like parenting classes and family first aid so we will be making good use of Facebook to support our local families," concluded Kosheluk.