Town activity guide: What should parents keep in mind?

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With Kids

Wednesday is ‘Bookworms and Songbirds’ day, with the drop-in class for ages 0-5 next scheduled for March 24 and March 31 from 10-10:30 a.m.. Parents can expect a virtual storytime and interactive songs.

Thursday is ‘Preschool Playtime’ day, with the drop-in class next scheduled for March 25 and April 1 from 10:30-11 a.m.. There’s ‘storytime fun’ followed by songs to get ‘moving and grooving’. Every second week, they do a craft to work on fine motor skills.

Tuesday is ‘Eye Spy Game’ day, with the next one scheduled for March 30 from 2-2:30 p.m.. The class description says it’s a good one for developing problem solving and communication skills.

For all three of these free virtual drop-in sessions, the Zoom link and password can be found online at Cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide.

Sans Kids

The next drop-in ‘Parent Coffee and Connect’ is scheduled for Friday, March 26 from 10-10:30 a.m.. A family support worker joins the group of parents and caregivers, guiding conversation and answering questions.

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Registration is required for the Cochrane Prenatal Health Group, which next meets Thursday, March 25 from 9:30-11 a.m.. An AHS childbirth educator joins the group of parents discussing the topics of pregnancy, nutrition, labour and birth, breastfeeding and feeding your baby, infant sleep, newborn care transition to parenthood and early parenting.

Registration is required for the ‘Triple P Tip Talk: Toilet Training’ class taking place Friday, March 26 from 1:30-2 p.m., offering both strategies and practical information.

Zoom or registration links for these free virtual classes can be found online at Cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide.

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