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 😊