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Re-discovering the Great Outdoors during PLASP

PLASP programs and centres have traditionally incorporated outdoor play into daily routines. Perhaps now more than ever PLASP children are adopting outdoor time as a chance to explore and play while some of our favourite indoor activities have been temporarily put on-hold.

Outdoor fun during PLASP school-aged and kindergarten afterschool programs.

In past years, PLASP PA days have included field trips for school-aged programs and enrichment activities for kindergarten programs. This year is different, but PLASP is focusing on the positives and what we can do. As a result, PLASP children and staff alike are finding that there’s a lot to be discovered in the great outdoors right within our own neighbourhoods.

Nature walk during PLASP PA Day program.

“Children are curious by nature and as an educator, it’s been very inspiring to watch them explore their outdoor surroundings. The children and I enjoy our nature walks – which have been great exercise too!” – JiJi El Talmas, PLASP Program Director

As chillier weather approaches, we would like to remind families to please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for the weather. During the colder months, and especially when the snow arrives, please send children to PLASP/school with the following items:

  • A warm jacket
  • A winter hat
  • Waterproof mittens or gloves
  • Snow pants
  • Winter boots
  • A neck warmer (scarves are not recommended for safety reasons)
  • A spare pair of mittens or gloves and socks in their backpack as these items tend to get wet throughout the day.
  • And as a friendly reminder – a mask – which may not be required outdoors, but depending on the child’s age, is either strongly recommended or required indoors.

PLASP preschool children made a pint-sized snowman!

Fun Outdoor Facts:

  • Children who attend PLASP before and after school programs spend at least 30 minutes outside a day.
  • Children in our full day Early Learning and Child Care Centres are playing outdoors for two hours a day (taking into consideration extreme weather circumstances and altering this time accordingly).
  • A healthy amount of sunshine helps with the production of vitamin D.

Interested in registering your child for a PLASP program? Click on the appropriate age group below:

PLASP Holiday Camp registration is now open. For more information, click here.

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