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Learning Together 2018 - “Talk Read Sing Play …Everyday”

Chippewa Secondary School Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:30am to 12:30pm


Enjoy the many exciting early learning opportunities available this year!

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Presented by: Talk Read Sing and Play Together With Your Child Target age group Location, Room # Time
Touch a Truck
EMS Manager North Bay & Mattawa Ambulance
Climb Aboard your favorite vehicle and learn all about it from the operator.
Zamboni – Dave Jacowski at Memorial Gardens
OPP Police
Tow Truck
Fire Fighter and Truck – Outside 104
Hydro Truck
Police Vehicle
School Bus
And others
All Ages Parking lot nearest track Ongoing
Science North Talk Read Sing and Play Science Nord Make It Move – Everything that goes!
Join the Science North bluecoats in learning about the thrilling science behind movement! With 7 interactive and hands-on stations covering exciting topics like momentum, speed, transportation, kinetic energy, gravity, and so much more! Test your knowledge and skills through a variety of activities like catapult launching, Rube Goldberg challenges, and toy car racing!

Feature Show: Powerful Planet
Have you ever wondered how a cloud is formed? Or just how much air pressure is in our atmosphere? Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate. This show is sure to blow you away!

Catch A Star:
Join our bluecoats in the portable planetarium to hear and watch the inspirational story, "Catch A Star" about a boy who couldn't control his love of stars. Every night he watches the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreams of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-go-seek together. This love of stars launches the boy into outer space to explore our galaxy to hopefully find a star. So come join us in our inflatable dome, sit back, relax, and travel by rocket ship into our galaxy to try and catch a star of your very own.
All Ages Gym 1 plus hallway 8:30am-12:30pm

Powerful Planet Shows:
9:30-10:00 (français)
10:30-11:00 (english)

Planetarium Shows: Catch A Star Show
9:00-9:30 (english)
10:00-10:30 (english)
Hannah Shira Naimon Hannah Shira Naiman – Multi-instrumentalist and Recording Artist.
Hannah has been leading workshops and concerts for babies and children for over a decade. Her repertoire is from folk music and dance traditions in both English and French. A multi instrumentalist Hannah plays banjo, fiddle, ukulele and guitar. For 0-5 years with parents/caregivers: featuring action songs, finger plays, tickles, bounces, dances and games. Get ready to laugh, sing and play to your heart's delight!
All Ages Odyssée Auditorium Performances
9:30 – 10:00am

10:30 – 11:00am

11:30 – 12:00am
Reptile Camp Reptile Adventure Camp
Come and meet some amazing animals from around the world at Reptile Camp's presentation! Learn all about these often misunderstood creatures and learn about their defense mechanisms! Learn in a hands on and professional setting about the natural world!
All ages 152 Ongoing
North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre “Strings across the Sky”
Children and youth learn violin and musical performance through play-based group learning and teamwork. Listen and enjoy the sounds that rekindle and sustain the cultural tradition of fiddle music, which once thrived in indigenous communities across northern Canada. Through this unique program engaged children and youth have had doors opened to brighter and more positive futures.
All ages Hallway behind Courtyard Ongoing
Student Nutrition Program-Nipissing, Parry Sound and Muskoka and North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit Yogurt Parfait:
Children will be invited to make their own yogurt parfait by choosing from a variety of fruit toppings. Once they are done making their masterpiece they are invited to enjoy it while reading a book about fruits and vegetables.
All Ages 104 Ongoing
Global Groove Everybody Can Dance
Global Groove is passionate about using dance and music as tools to deepen our creative abilities, promoting authentic movement in a supportive environment. Dance is used as a way to focus on community, inclusion, and individual self-expression. We strive to create an enjoyable experience for everyone and firmly believe that everyBODY can dance!
Dance studio 126 Ongoing
Bollywood Early On Centre Bollywood Buzz is a fusion of all types of dance styles choreographed to a bollywood soundtrack. Come and enjoy a fun multicultural experience. Library Ongoing
Joey Charette Daddy and Me
Parents and children work together to spell out colours and animals by having fun and interacting together, the child walks and jumps on letters, the ones jumped on, the parents use to spell out the word.
Library Seminar Room Ongoing
Canadore College ECE Students Nature Inspired Visual Arts
Welcoming the simplicity of natural materials to the visual arts! Children will experience 4 interactive art experiences designed to support engagement and expression.
3-6 Courtyard Ongoing
Inclusion Support Services Parry Sound District Social Services “Betcha Can Build!”-
Come join us for the morning to have fun and learn to build with things from feathers to straw bales. This experience will bring together many of the foundations of learning!
All Ages 107 Ongoing
DNSSAB District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board
If you need or have a child in any of the licensed Nipissing District child cares, visit our booth and get all the information you need about fee subsidy, quality assurance and wait list management as well as a description of HDLH and play based learning.
All Ages Hallway between Cafeteria and room 157 Ongoing
Sturgeon River House Museum Sturgeon River House Museum
History can be fun and hands on too! Stop in and visit for a chance to touch real fur pelts, identify wild plants using your nose and see what owl puke looks like. And if none of that is of interest to you, you can always color some Woodland Art Coloring pages.
All Ages 110 Ongoing
Holistic Infant and Child Sleep Restful Parenting Restful Parenting helps families from prenatal through to school age encourage healthy sleep using an approach that is flexible to work with all parenting styles. Their guidance and support ensures everyone is getting the sleep they need. All Ages 109 Ongoing
One Kids Place Children's Treatment Centre “40 Below and No Where to Go!”
Come and meet with One Kids Place Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Pathologist to discover new and creative ways to beat cabin fever while promoting developmental milestone knowledge.
All Ages 106 Ongoing
Early Years Centre Messy Baby Play
Introduction to the sensory world through messy play and physical literacy. Arrive ready to get messy with your baby…Clean up area will be available.
All Ages 160 Ongoing
Early Years Centre Kindermusik for Preschoolers.
With your child enjoy music, rhythm and movement while supporting language and numeracy development.
0-3 103 Ongoing
Early On Centre French is Fun
Child lead free play that will include sensory exploration, open art, literacy, songs and so much more.
1-3 101 Ongoing
Friends Forever Child Care Mix It Up
Large assortment of ingredients for children to mix with a board showing parents what has been made and the benefits of open ended projects/experiments.
0-4 154 Ongoing
Nature and You Welcome to Forest Preschool!
Nature & You Preschool staff will be bringing parts of our forest classroom to you. Come and play with our soil sensory bins, mud kitchen, and natural loose parts. Or build structures using some our natural materials.
3+ 151 Ongoing
North Bay Museum North Bay Museum
Learn about the toys of the past by playing with First Nation and early settler inspired toys. Try making a early settler inspired toy called a whirlygig.
1-6 112 Ongoing
Lucy Emmott Fairy Gardens
Make a small fairy garden to take home and attract your own fairies.
All Ages 108 Ongoing
Kiwanis Club of Nipissing Mini Triathlon Kiwanis Club of Nipissing Mini Tri...
children love to move. Let them experience the thrill of a Triathlon. Bike, imaginary swim and run around the course to receive Parent and Child Certificate of completion.
All Ages CSS Track Ongoing
3 Fires Martial Arts Academy 3 Fires Workshop
Come join us to do a variety of martial arts techniques. During this workshop we will focus on improving gross motor skills and encouraging active listening through fun games and activities.
3 – 6 years Gym 2 9:15 to 9:45am
Home Depot Bob the Builder
Measure, count and use tools to build a mini project to take home.
3-6 179 Ongoing
Conseil scolaire publique du Nord-Est de l'Ontario Does an escape room intrigue you?
? If so, the CSPNE invites you to participate in a fun, interactive learning experience with your child. This activity will test such global skills as problem solving, communication, collaboration as well as self regulation, all of which are intricate parts of the kindergarten program.
3-6 (Maximum amount of participants per workshop – 25) 156 Duration of activity – 30 mins
Start times – 9:35, 10:15, 11 and 11:45
Tim Bits and Voodoos Hockey Hockey for Kids
Have lots of fun with the basics using a puck, a net and hockey stick.
2.5-6 years Parking lot near cafeteria Ongoing
Grounded Studio Yoga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fun!
Parents and children are both invited to participate.
3-6 years H 102 Ongoing
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments Musical Instrument Petting Zoo “Come Play With Me”
The Long & McQuade Musical Instrument Petting Zoo is a noisy, fun and interactive introduction to the wonderful world of playing music. Try out instruments from the many musical instrument families including; brass, woodwind, percussion, and strings. Research shows that learning to play a musical instrument has widespread benefits for organizational skills, memory, coordination and mental health.
All Ages 153 Ongoing
North Bay Symphony Strings A Musical Experience
that will allow your child to enjoy the “ sounds of music” produced by string instruments he or she gets to play.
3-6 years 106 Ongoing
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario Busy active squirrel fun as we leap, dig, climb, pounce, balance, etc. while moving our “nuts” from one tree to another; sneaking fun into learning is so rewarding. All Ages 158 Ongoing
Zumba® Kids (Family Zumba) Zumba for Kids
Zumba for Kids is a high energy dance party. All ages benefit from this fitness lifestyle.
2-6 157 Ongoing
Interactive Displays All ages Ongoing
The Learning Partnership The Learning Partnership
will showcase will showcase their programs including:
Welcome to Kindergarten,
Coding Trek and Quest.
Be sure to visit the booth to experience the music and coding experience. Receive free books, balls or calendars used in the very popular Welcome to Kindergarten.
All Ages Hallway near student services Ongoing
Books for Brook A Free Book for all Children!
Visit our reading nook where you will find baskets full of books to browse with your children. Our baskets include board books, fiction and non-fiction picture-books, and early chapter books - across a wide range of topics to interest your children. All children attending the conference will be given a free book to take home and enjoy with their families.
Main Lobby
North Bay Multicultural Centre PLINKO Fun
Have fun with the plinko board, and an atlas book game to engage children and learn about cultures from around the world. There will be brochures and coloring pages to give out. You may win an international cookbook when you enter our draw.
Hallway between Cafeteria and main lobby
North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre Community Support Worker - Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Kids Program Nutrition “Utilizing cultural practices to enhance positive communication
within your family with a (Take me home Talking / Sharing Circle ‘Matig Adikwan’.)FASD/Child Nutrition Program at the NBIFC
Canadore College Dental Hygiene Program Brushing is Important :
From Canadore College Dental Hygiene Students receive a new tooth brush. Learn brushing and frequency techniques that remove the bacteria from your teeth that cause cavities.
Near North District School Board The Near North District School Board
invites all children and families to join into playful learning and inquiry with hands-on materials that inspire natural curiosity. Come and explore possibilities that are peaked with innovative 21st century technology bringing learning to life and igniting joyful, collaborative teaching and learning. We look forward to building on the foundations you have already established in the home that promote healthy growth and development socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and in language learning. Miigwetch! Bienvenue! Welcome! Visit for more information and we look forward to meeting you!
Nipissing Parry Sound Catholic District School Board Hello! Bonjour! Aaniin! Buongiorno!
Welcome to our interactive display Where there’s lots to do, hurray!. Books, puppets, art and more, Rocks and loose parts for you to explore! What fun we’ve planned for your this day, Come, drop by, and let’s learn through play! The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board invites you to come and play at our exciting interactive display.
O Gymnasium
Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord The Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord
invites you to discover how authentic and open-ended materials combined with active learning through exploration, play and investigation will nourish your child's curiosity and creativity while fully engaging him !
Conseil scolaire publique du Nord-Est de l'Ontario - des services de la petite enfance The Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario invites you to come get your hands dirty….have fun in a sensory bin! It’s a treasure hunt….find letters, numbers and lots of other precious trinkets. You might get dirty…..please dress accordingly! Cafeteria
North Bay Public Library Discover materials and resources for children and parents
to encourage literacy development, as well as recreational reading and entertainment: concept books, beginning readers, hardboards, talking book kits, magazines, parenting materials, DVDs, playways, plus items for parents such as cake pans, cameras, etc. We will also feature brochures and flyers on various library programs, particularly those for young children. The display will have a “hands-on” activity that will engage the youngsters.
Hallway between Cafeteria and main lobby
Hands...The Family Help “Ways to Praise”
Come join us and learn fun ways to build on promoting your child’s confidence and positive interactions with others.
West Ferris Day Nursery Let Your Imagination Soar!
Inspiring play & creativity with loose parts.
Lindsay Weld Child Care Loose Parts Play
Visit our interactive display and learn about Loose Parts and how they support early learning. (Display with a few interactive pieces of loose parts).
Treehouse Learning Centre Treehouse Learning Centre
TLC will focus on demonstrating literacy and mathematics behaviors as a foundation of learning.
Creative Learning Toy Testing
Come and play with a toy to see how much it can be!
Garderie Soleil Be Creative with Recycled Materials
Arts and crafts using recycled materials.
Inclusion Support Program Snippety Do Da:
Stretch and squeeze a variety of items to strengthen hands and fingers for snipping with scissors and developing pencil grip.
Hallway near room 158
Nipissing District Developmental Screen Nipissing District Developmental Screen…
with our staff, children can play and parents can learn about this developmental checklist which can be used in the home to support their child’s growth and development in all areas.
Hallway between Cafeteria and main lobby
Community Health Promoter Healthy Schools Team North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit Are you ready for school?
A healthy school promotes physical, mental, social, and emotional wellbeing for the whole school community. Everyone has a part to play in achieving the healthiest environment to learn, work, and play. We can help with healthy lunch ideas, active recess, walking school bus, parenting, breastfeeding support, dental and vision health, immunization, and more! Visit us at
Hallway between cafeteria and main lobby
Family Enrichment Program “Orange you Spooktacular”
Come visit us to create your ‘orange’ art project.
Face Painting Facepainting:
Your child’s imagination soars when they play the part of an imaginary figure of their choice.
Hallway near room 156
Cheapskates Balance Biking for Toddlers
Provided by Cheapskates for our Mini Triathlon
CSS Track
Cycle Works Bikes for all ages at Cycle Works.
Try one out during the mini triathlon
CSS Track
Breastfeeding Support Health Unit “Our Promise” Breastfeeding Support
Visit the nutrition booth where we are partnering with Student Nutrition to highlight breastfeeding as the early feeding for your baby/toddler. Need a quiet space?? There will be one available in both schools.
Through-out CSS
Rest Station and Nourishment If you or your child need a rest there are several rest stations available throughout the school. Through-out CSS
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