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March Break Camp at Seasons!

Wondering what on earth to do with your kiddies this March Break Camp? Look no further, we’ve got your solution. Send them to us for fun filled days of crafts, cooking, baking and lots more. Our camp is best suited for children ages 5-12 years old who like to explore their creative side. We also go on fantastic field trips to historic sites in Toronto and play outside (weather permitting) in amazing games of capture the flag or scavenger hunts. For more info, check out our website. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: info@seasonsfamilycentre.com      

Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop!

Join us on Sunday, October 20th for our popular Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop. We’ll be making delicious sugar cookies and royal icing and learning how to use various tips to decorate our cookies. When: October 20th Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm Cost: $30 per registrant, $10 for children under the age of 5 Note: Children under the age of 5 need to be accompanied by an adult. Email us to register for the workshop: info@seasonsfamilycentre.com

Tiny Tots Program at Seasons!

In September 2013 Seasons will be introducing a new program for 1-3 year olds! We will be running our Tiny Tots program 5 days a week! There are a maximum of 5 spots available per block of sessions. We will be running 3 blocks of session per calendar year. We will provide morning and afternoon snacks, a packed nut-free lunch will need to be provided by you. Term 1: September 2nd – December 20th Term 2: January 6th – March 14th Term 3: March 17th – June 27th Monday through Friday: 8:30-12:30pm On Tuesdays and Thursday there will be a full day option 8:30-5:30pm Daily Schedule: 8:30 – Opening Circle (emphasis on gross motor skills) 9:00am Snack 9:30-10:30am Quiet Time 10:30am Sensory Activities/School Readiness Development 11:00am Gross Motor Play Outdoors 11:30am Creative Play (emphasis on Fine Motor Skills) 12:00- LUNCH Afternoon Schedule 1:00pm Quiet Time 2:00 Gross Motor Play 2:30 Snack 3:00 Gross Motor Play Outdoors 3:30 School Readiness Development 4:00 Quiet Time 530 Pick Up If you would like more information about the program …

Food Fit For a King!

There were so many things I said I would never do as a parent and then I became one. I swore my baby would be on a schedule, I would not give him a soother, I would never have him in our bed, the list goes on and on. However, there was one thing I said I would do and have so far stuck to it and that’s making my own baby food. This way I know what’s going into his little tummy and since he’s well into solids now it’s actually pretty fun concocting new recipes and experimenting with all the purees! My biggest issue (and I’m sure many others) is that there’s never enough time in a day. Being a working mom and having others watch your baby means you don’t always get a say about what goes in their tummies. Plus, since I enjoy food so much I’m not really into basing our meals around his simplistic tastes. So, I was only really left with one option: a 3 hour cook fest …

Rainbow Cakes!

Check out these amazing Rainbow Cakes made by the ICS students!! Not only are they cool to look at but they taste yummy too! It was also a very easy recipe to do! We used cake batter and icing gels, we simply separated the batter into six bowls and used the icing gels to make the colours of the rainbow. We then used a spoon to scoop the different colour batter into a mason jar. We put the jars in a 9×13″ brownie pan with about an inch of water and baked them for about 40 minutes at 375F.

Creative Treats with ICS

ICS is back doing Creative Treats for a second year and we’re so excited to have them back! We started off by making snowman, even though our snow is quickly disappearing. This is an easy baking activity and great to do with the kids! Ingredients 1 cup of Butter 1/4 cup of icing sugar 2 cups of flour 2 cups of coconut Handful of chocolate chips Candy Corn or orange gummies Coloured Fondant for Scarves/Hats Toothpicks Royal Icing Sugar (4 cups of icing sugar, 3 tbsp of meringue powder and 7-8 tsp of water) Directions 1. Preheat Oven 350 2. Cream butter and icing sugar together using an electric mixer. Add, flour and then stir in coconut. 3. Roll dough into various size balls and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 4. Once the balls have cooled down use the royal icing to “glue” them together and then insert a toothpick through all 3 to make sure they are secure. Use the royal icing to “glue” on the nose, eyes and accessories.

Young Rembrandts at Seasons!

We are thrilled that Seasons has invited us to offer our program their Centre. We believe that our Young Rembrandts program fits well with Seasons Family Centre’s mission to provide families and individuals a place where they can enrich their creativity through various art forms. Young Rembrandts was founded based on first-hand understanding by our founder, Bette Fetter, of the value of the arts on developing young minds.  Bette’s passion for the arts and early childhood education led her to develop Young Rembrandts, a unique teaching methodology focused on developing foundational art and drawing skills in young children. As an artist and classroom instructor, Bette has seen the impact of her directed drawing method and its impact on inner discipline, art skills and core learning skills that undergird essential learning functions. Research and education experts say what Young Rembrandts has always delivered: there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order …