Drumheller & Morrin
Weekly Programs

Elim Community Building (Old Central School

OUTSIDE ‘Stay & Play”

Tues.10:00-11:30 am – at Elim Playground
The program at the Elim will continue for summer. Bring your sunhat and I will bring water squirters, ice sculpture, parachute games, sun boards, bubble blowing, songs, stories and more.
We will meet at the playground at 10:00-11:30; Aug. 2, 9, 16, & 23. If the weather is bad, we will go inside the building (245 3 St W, Drumheller)

Badlands Community Facility
Play & Roll Drumheller

80 Veterans Way, Drumheller
Badlands Community Facility Logo

Wed. 10:00-11:30 am

The program will continue for summer at the Badlands facility:
August 3, 10, 17 & 24 Please join us for indoor fun, including free play in the field house, stories, songs & snack in Library. Come join Yvonne at the Badlands Community Facility and experience the amazing equipment there for young children. This program includes free play in the field house - stories, songs and snack in the Drumheller Library. AUGUST 24 is the wind-up party.

School Readiness Summer Program

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
11:30am – 12:30pm Free Lunch included!

Children’s Rehabilitation Services & Parent Link are offering a free Kindergarten readiness program after the ‘Play & Roll’ program. The aim is to highlight important skills for children 3–6 so they can succeed at school. To register call Yvonne Markotic at 403-820-5157.

Dino Days - Drum Splash Park
Friday, August 17 10:00am – 2:00pm

Hosted by Children’s Rehabilitation Services Watch your child complete an obstacle course developed by the therapists & see how your child moves. Speech & Lang. therapist will be on hand too

Ages and Stages logoSummer time brings an opportunity to do a variety of activities with your young child. You may be surprised at all they can do when you check it out. Head over to checkup-info.htm and fill out either or both forms or just phone Yvonne to do them on paper. It is free and confidentialand will contact you with the results.

Facebook iconLook on Facebook for “Drumheller Parents & Tots” for more family events

Join Drumheller & Morrin Parent LINKS Facebook page for helpful information and actgivities for you ryoung child.

“Dealing with Disobedience“

For parents with children 2-12

This discussion group offers ideas on how to deal with problem behaviours in a way that allows the child to have a sense of responsibility & gives them control over their emotions.
Supper included. Call Yvonne to Pre-register at 403 820-5157 Triple P Program, certificates available.

Resource Cupboard

TAKE HOME some of our many books and DVDs on common parenting challenges from our borrowing cupboard in the Elim Building - ask Yvonne for help signing out.
Yvonne is available from June 9th- 28th, to meet with parents and caregivers to discuss any
parenting concerns they may have, or to meet
one to one to go through the
‘Disobedience Workshop’.

FREE GIFT When you fill out the ASQ & ASQ-SE forms you will receive a free $10 grocery gift card for each child. Go to www.goldenprairieplc.ca & click the Ages& Stages tab and follow the online link to begin.

Yvonne MarkoticYvonne Markotic – Family Coach
Office: Elim Community Building Main Floor - down the left hallway
245 3 St W, Drumheller (Old Central School)
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4

Make an appointment to discuss any parenting concerns you may have or to arrange to go through the "Disobedience Workshop".

Call/Text: 1-403-820–5157 Email: drumheller@goldenprairieplc.ca

AUGUST Drumheller & Morrin area calendar, click on title link above.

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Other FREE Local Programs

Drumheller Family LiteracyPower of 4 (free)

Do you have a 3 or 4 year old that you want to make sure is ready for school? Are you willing to spend 15 min. a day with your child? The Power of 4 program meets biweekly for 10 weeks, each time you receive a new book with fun, engaging homework activities. For info or to register call Louise at 403-823-8300 Free program, but space is limited.

Children's Rehabilitation Services

at the Drumheller Hospital west entrance.

2:00–5:00 pm Thursday August 11
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech/Language
For more info call 1-866-420-7986
No appointments necessary!
Do you have questions or want to learn more about how your child..
* speaks, moves and/or hears, your child's printing, colouring, cutting, follows directions, feeding, eating solids, picky eating, interacts with others, toiletting or dressing or any other questions of concerns about your preschool or school aged child's development? This is a no presuure opportunity to talk with a specialist.

Drumheller and Area Early Childhood Coalition

This is your Early Childhood coalition home for information and activities to support you as your child grows.

Drumheller Public Library

(Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way) - click on link above for current times and information

Drumheller Library Summer Programs Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Stories, crafts & games for kids 4-11 years old. Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm, families can participate in special guest sessions, including planting fairy tale gardens & an interactive, kid friendly travel night. For more info. on programs & activities, go to www.drumhellerlibrary.ca or call 403-823-1371

Visit your local library - you'll be surprised by all the worlds that open up to you and your family! Book lending services, computer use, free wireless and many Special Events. All of theirprograms are free, and run on a drop in basis. For more information, don't hesitate to call:

Drumheller Library 403- 823-1371.

Morrin Library 403- 772-3922

Parenting Tips from Triple P™

Positive Parenting Program
(Dr. Matt Sanders)
Children need rules to know what is expected of them. As part of everyday life, children are more likely to learn to follow rules when they are:

  • fair,
  • easy to follow,
  • not too many of them,
  • positively stated, and you can back them up.

Have four or five basic house rules which you can consistently enforce. Rules should tell children what to do rather than what not to do such as 'Walk in the house', rather than 'Don't run'. However without consequences, the rules will mean nothing.

When children disobey establish clear followup such as quiet time, cleaning up the mess or loss of privileges. More important, when children follow the rules, give them plenty of acknowledgement and encouragement, especially in the first few weeks.

The younger the child the simpler the rules and consequences should be. An example of rules that are needed are those for children's safety such as: staying in the yard and always telling mom or dad where you are going. Other rules can relate to how everyone should treat each other.

Children who learn to obey reasonable and fair house rules are often more cooperative and get along better with others.

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