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Resource Topic: Play


Keeping Cool at Spray Parks

July 25, 2023  |  Play  |  By Encompass

Sometimes the Power of Outside means looking for fun ways to keep cool in the hot sun. While many pools and lakeside beaches are on offer, there are days when that can all feel just a bit too much for parents of littles. This is where spray parks present an ideal alternative. While you still […]

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Nature Art

August 10, 2022  |  Child Development, Play  |  By Sandra "Sam" Sinanan

Get creative – outside!  I have created and enjoyed art for as long as I can remember, from painting with mud as a young child to painting and making pottery as an adult. Not only is art fun, but there are also numerous developmental benefits for young children. It starts with exploration – touching and […]

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Parent Talks – The Power of Outside

July 7, 2022  |  Play  |  By Encompass

If you’re concerned that your children aren’t spending enough time outside, we’ve pulled together a great team of Encompass professionals who discuss helpful tips and suggestions for getting them out and engaged in the fresh air! Encompass Family Services Manager Sam Sinanan draws on her experience as an art teacher, Lead Preschool Teacher Sarah Holmes […]

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Playtime is Learning Time

November 2, 2021  |  Child Development, Parent Talks Podcast, Play  |  By Encompass

How much should parents let their kids play? What are the impacts on a child’s development? And how much should parents play with their kids vs letting them play by themselves? Encompass toddler group facilitator and preschool teacher Nikki Slaght provides valuable tips and information, and two parents share their thoughts and perspectives. Resources: The […]

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Profectum Parent Toolbox

July 29, 2019  |   |  By Encompass

A free online webcast series and workbook for parents. The goal of the Profectum Parent Toolbox is to encourage and empower you to build a strong relationship with your child while fostering his or her development.

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