As of Aug. 5, thirty children had registered for the mobile playground program being offered in Oxbow.
The program started Aug. 4 and will run until Aug. 15. This is the first time Oxbow has ever offered a two-week, Monday to Friday program. Children are divided into two groups. The first group meets from 10 – noon. and the second from 1-3 p.m.
The Expressway Family Centre (EFC) is the host of the event. Regan Schultz said the EFC received a grant from Southeast Connection which allowed the Centre to host the program.
Brooklyn Lewis and Tegla Jones, leaders of some of the activities and supervisors/helpers for others, are making sure the children are having fun playing games, making crafts, listening to stories, and participating in special activities.
The home base for the program is the Oxbow Library, and it’s a busy place both inside and out, as children do their crafts, etc. in the meeting room, and the move-around and “need-more-space” type of activities outside.
All activities aren’t held at the library though, say Brooklyn and Tegla. They will be going to the museum, and spending time at the swimming pool, and geocaching is even on the agenda.