Dylan Symons joined his grandmother on a fun outing this morning to join Colleen Macmillan and Abbey Krupka to tell the kids a Pete the Cat story. Joined by Pete himself, the kids dawned sunglasses in style and joined Pete at the table where they made a craft to take home.
Colleen Macmillan has been working with kids for 32 years and Abby Krupka is student helper.
Colleen explained the program, “Pete the Cat is a series of stories, so there are a lot of them. Its really popular among the ages of 3-6.”
“So we usually do a story time, but we decided to do the series because of its popularity and the kids love it so much. Each week we explore one of the stories and do a craft that’s related to the story. Usually our ending story is the Pete the Cat and the Cupcakes, because they actually get to make cupcakes.”
“We try to make it as interactive as possible as well as the take-home activity is something really cool that they can leave with.” she continued.
If you are interested in joining in, make sure you head down to the Estevan Family Resource Centre as they are running the Pete the Cat series for the whole month of March.
“We try to incorporate Pete the Cat at least twice a year. Its for ages 3-5 but the crafts can be modified. So if you have a younger child, they can come as long as the parents are with them.”
To register you can head over to their facebook page or you can call the centre.
“For the Pete the Cat series we have a student volunteer, so that was Abbey Krupka and she is home schooled and comes in on Tuesday mornings to help out with all those activities.”
Colleen goes on as to why she loves her job, “Well the center itself has all kinds of different things that they offer, from early learning to counseling services. The Early Learning part of it is, the importance of children’s brains to have as much development starting at birth. That’s why we focus on those first 5 years, most brain development happens within the first 5 years of life. And because all the programs and services are free, they are accessible to any family.”
Free up Tuesday mornings this month and head down to the Family Centre, where Pete the Cat will join the kids and make your day with a lot of fun activities.