Babies and Preschool

*Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers must be accompanied by a caregiver during the program.

Programs will resume in January!

Day          

Name       

Description

Ages

Time

Other Info      

Mondays

Winter
Feb 25-Mar 11

Spring
May 13-Jun 3
Baby Sign Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, this program shows how teaching your baby sign language creates language experiences that support early literacy. While you sing songs and play games, you will learn one-word signs to help your baby communicate their needs and wants before they can speak. 0-12 months 10:30-11:30am FREE,
Registered
(Call APFA 780-963-0549)
Tuesdays
Jan 8 - May 28
Tales of Discovery Travel around the globe with interactive songs and stories that develop school readiness. “Let it go” and sing along; it’s never too early to instill a love of learning in your children. Have fun with your children and build the confidence and skills caregivers need to open the door to a lifetime of learning.
 2-6 10:30-11am FREE,
Drop-in
Wednesdays
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Preschool Yoga Presented in partnership with Simply Liv Yoga, this program encourages your little ones to explore the movement and breath of yoga in a fun and creative way. Through games, imagination, and lots of yoga poses, release some of that boundless energy and capture some calm and focus. Bring your own mat/towel (if preferred) and water bottle; mats will be available for program use.
4 & up 10:15-11:15am FREE,
Registered*
(in-person or call 780-962-4423)
*Registration opens Monday 17th December

Space is limited
Fridays

Winter
Jan 25-Mar 15*

Spring
Apr 12-May 31
Tick Tock Time Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, this program initiates the parent-child bond that is integral to the growth of a child's language and literacy skills, and it is strengthened through various types of play as children and their caregivers learn to discover, create, and problem solve in a safe, caring environment. 0-4 10:30-11:30am

FREE,
Registered
(Call APFA 780-963-0549)

*Library closed on Friday Feb 8 for staff training, no program on this date.

Fridays
bi-weekly
Jan 18-May 24
Story Surprise
Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, SGPL shares stories with children and their grown-ups at the Beaverbrook APFA Parent Link Centre every other Friday. Storytelling is a great way to encourage family literacy and help children make sense of the world. 0-6 10-10:30am FREE,
Drop-in
At Beaverbrook Centre APFA Parent Link Centre
(344, Pioneer Road)
Saturdays
First of each month:
Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
Family Yoga Presented in partnership with Simply Liv Yoga, this yoga class is for the whole family to enjoy. Try something new, get active and spend some family time together on a Saturday morning. Bring your own mat/towel (if preferred) and water bottle; mats will be available for program use.
4 & up 10:15-11:15am
FREE,
Registered*
(in-person or call 780-962-4423)
*Registration opens Monday 17th December

Space is limited


Saturday Jan 26 Family Literacy Celebration In anticipation of Family Literacy Day, join us in the Cozy Corner for a special performance by children's entertainer Sylvia Chave "Singing with Sylvia"! Although developed for age 0-6, all ages are welcome to participate in the songs and fun. Check out Singing with Sylvia online. 0-6 10:30-11:15am FREE,
Drop-in
Saturday May 4 ComicCon Gamers, super fans, and comic book characters unite! Celebrate Free Comic Book Day and release your inner super hero at this annual event. Special guests, workshops, gaming, contests and more!
Join us for a special Under the Sea preschool storytime in the Cozy Corner! (Time TBA)

 All ages  10am-2pm FREE,
Drop-in
Online (Jan.- May.) Virtual Storytime Tune in anytime and participate in our digital community from the comfort of your home!
7 & under

New stories every two weeks. 
Watch out for new stories on Thursdays!

FREE,

Online
YouTube
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Presented in partnership with Simply Liv yoga, this program encourages your little ones to explore the movement and breath of yoga in a fun and creative way. Through games, imagination, and lots of yoga poses, release some of that boundless energy and capture some calm and focus. Bring your own mat/towel (if preferred) and water bottle; mats will be available for program use.