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Unpack N' Play is a free 12-week registered, structured program that provides parent-child interactive activities for parents and children, such as: circle time, story time, craft time, singing, dancing, play time, one-on-one reading with parents, parachute activities, and more! Please note, it is not a drop in playgroup. This program is designed:

  • for parents and children to participate together in each activity,

  • to equip parents with valuable resources,

  • for the children to learn important skills,

  • to bring families together,

  • the idea is for the whole family to benefit from this program.

The recommended age for this program is from 18 months - 5 years, but younger siblings (0-18mon) are welcome.

We begin each 12 week session with collecting information on the specific needs of each group. During 11 weeks parents will receive handouts that will cover topics regarding child development (including screening checklists), behaviour management, positive parenting, nutrition, health, hygiene and topics requested by parents in order to help support their family and parenting needs.

 

This interactive play program is focused around bringing parents together to learn, support and share with each other. 

 

Learn and play with your child while strengthening the parent/child bond. 

The last class of each session is a field trip with all locations to one of Edmonton's educational or entertainment facilities. 

 

   Hello, we hope everyone is doing well during these unsettled times! We sure miss bringing Unpack N' Play to many communities. Which made us brainstorm and come up with a virtual and slightly modified version of the program. Online sessions/videos are posted on Unpack N’ Play Facebook page on a weekly basis (usually on Wednesdays). No registration needed, everybody is welcome to watch the videos and follow along. We do need and kindly ask for your feedback please. 

   FCSS Edmonton, who we receive the funding from to provide our support programs and services, continues to require us to collect data regarding the outcomes of our programs.We would really appreciate your support by providing your feedback, for us to be able to report to FCSS, and to ensure we are able to continue our programming. After you join and participate in either unpack-n-play or a workshop, please click on the posted link to complete a small survey https://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5496371/
Thank you so much. Your time, efforts and feedback are much appreciated!

   Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, ideas or if you just want to connect 😊

Testimonials 2020

Even online, the kids loved the familiarity of teacher, routine, songs, etc. It brought such joy to their faces and was a nice way to bond differently at home together. I have felt connected with the interactions online with our teacher. Thank you!

Facilitator provides the excitement of movement, play and activities in a way that truly sparks interest and connection with my toddler. My toddler and I have done the crafts together and then follow using the craft in the videos. I find a lot of other online content doesn't engage my child like unpack and play. Thank you for this amazing service.

This digital edition of Unpack N Play gave me ideas on how to keep my child busy and active during this difficult times. At home, the songs and dances makes my child look forward to that one day a week where she recognizes the facilitators helping us do crafts. The singing and dancing also expands her understanding of the world and her vocabulary at a young age.

We attended this in person for a few sessions before COVID cancelled it. I would have to say it was a literally the best program I have ever attended. Since COVID, this program being online on Facebook has saved my family on many occasions. We have been able to sit and connect and have a moment where we felt the world was still normal. Thank you for putting videos online!!!

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