News from Newfoundland

Greetings from The Newfoundland and Labrador Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, Incorporated. We are hoping that everyone is staying well and enjoying life at home.  We are continuing to connect with families and encouraging them to stay connected with their children by using rhymes and songs and stories within their own households.  With the uncertain times we have all become creative.  And we are learning a lot about technology in the process.

In St. John’s, we are using Zoom and Facebook to host two regular weekly sessions with participation from families, whereby we are doing a new rhyme and a song and/or story for the families and allowing families to request favourites.

In addition, we are recording two sessions per week (without participants) that we are posting on our participant Facebook Page.  One of the childcare staff that works with our program has committed to doing some craft activities and she is going to post them on the Facebook Page.

Elsewhere in the province, three Family Resource Centres have connected with us to let us know that they are continuing to support families as we are through Facebook and Zoom meetings.

Carol Dwyer