Another place that we get the kids involved in great activities is the library. We are so fortunate to have a library that is rich in quality, low cost (or free) programming for children. Reece just finished a Reading Buddy program where grade 2 students were paired up with volunteer high school students in a group setting for reading, games and activities. What a fun program! His reading has improved and he had an absolutely fantastic time with his buddy ~ a strong connection was formed and Reece feels like he BELONGS more than ever to the richly nurturing library community. The kids often attend holiday and seasonally themed events there filled with crafts, stories and plenty of games and fun. The library truly feels like an extension of our home - we are that strongly connected to it.
Reece connected with his friends for his birthday party over the weekend and tremendous fun was had by all. We held the party at our local gymnastics studio and the kids ran jumped, flipped and climbed to their heart's content.. Such a treat to do something much anticipated... he looked forward to this party for many long weeks :)