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March Break Events and Activities in Oakville 2018

March Break Events and Activities Around Oakville and Halton Area 

If you are ‘stacationing’ in Oakville and looking for things to do for the upcoming week. Here are some events that are happening in and around the community:

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS AT MASTERMIND (OAKVILLE AND UPPER MIDDLE)

Events take place at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Participants must sign up in-store prior to event, space is limited. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Visit your local store for details.

Monday March 12: C4K ROCK PAINTING DAY

Tuesday March 13: ORB FACTORY ORB MOLECULE DAY

Wednesday March 14: M&D MESS FREE DAY

Thursday March 15: TURNING MECARD PLAY DAY

Friday March 16: OG BRACELET MAKING DAY

Plus: Play-Doh play and colouring sheets everyday for those young ones tagging along with their siblings.

  • The Berenstain Bears LIVE!

MARCH BREAK! MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 AT 2 P.M. *

OAKVILLE CENTRE, WILLSON AUDITORIUM

Family Matters: The Musical

Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. 

http://www.oakvillecentre.ca/whats-on/berenstain-bears.html

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS AT INDIGO SPIRIT OAKVILLE 

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/events/listings/#kidsListings/

MONDAY MARCH 12 AT 11AM

ARTS & CRAFTS DAY | AGES 4+

Join us as we create crafty characters with Klutz® and discover your inner artist with ORB hi.def creation system™ – the future of colouring!

TUESDAY MARCH 13 AT 11AM

UNPLUG AND PLAY | AGES 3+

It’s on! Bring the whole family in and test your skills with Hasbro Games. Plus, get ready to pop the lid off your imagination with Play-Doh.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 AT 11AM

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD? | AGES 3+

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the LEGO Brick and play the Wheel of Creativity! Use your imagination to build a LEGO model & take home your very own deck of Building Cards, available only at Indigo!

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2018 The LEGO Group.

THURSDAY MARCH 15 AT 11AM

DESIGN & CREATE | AGES 5+

Create an ooniverse with the Oonies Inflator! Plus, let your imagination soar with a fold & fly activity from Usborne, the perfect take home!

FRIDAY MARCH 16 AT 11AM

ADVENTURE BEACH | AGES 3–6

Trouble is on the horizon! Help us save the day by jumping aboard the PAW Patrol Sub Patroller! Plus make your own Sea Patrol craft!

  • MARCH BREAK EVENTS OLP 

https://www.opl.on.ca/blog/mbprograms/

  • MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVALS IN HALTON

http://brontecreek.org/~bront857/index.php/the-park/featured-events/maple-festival.html

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/maple-town

  • MARCH BREAK IN HALTON PARKS (Go for a hike)

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/event-details?eventID=224

https://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/destination-parks.html

  • MAD HATTER TEA COMPANY – KERR VILLAGE

Kids Cookie Art

Calling all kids!

Beale Street Cookie Class at Mad Hatter Tea Co is just around the corner!

Pop in to our parent & child event to make a pair of St. Patrick’s Day cookies on Monday, March 12 from 9:30am-11:30am

$10 for 2 cookies, including all the cookie bling and tea for two!

Mar 12, Mon

282 Kerr St

Mar 12, 2018 at 9:30am – 11:30am

282 Kerr St, 282 Kerr St, Oakville, ON L6K 3B3, Canada

March Break Parent & Child “Cookie Blinganza”

https://www.mhteac.com/events-1/kids-cookie-art

  • MARCH BREAK DROP-IN  CERAMIC PAINTING ALL WEEK – DOWNTOWN OAKVILLE

http://www.crackpotstudio.com/

  • CROCKADOODLE OAKVILLE TUESDAY MARCH 13

EMOJI PLATE PARTY! 

https://crockadoodle.com/oakville/studio-events/march-break-emoji-plate-party/

ONCE UPON THE MAT -OAKVILLE 

Friday Themed Kids Yoga 

Our Friday afternoon Kids Yoga classes are SPECIAL! 

They have themes, they are 1.5 hour and they have snacks and tea. This allows Moms & Dads to enjoy mindful moments of their own as well. 

See our upcoming themed classes and sign up for a class via MINDBODY APP  or RSVP Incia@onceuponamat.com

March 

16 – Yoga on my MIND 

23 – Yoga PJ Party 

30- Yoga Easter Egg Hunt 

MARCH BREAK- ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS- EVENTS ALL WEEK FOR FAMILIES

Frogs Exhibit

https://www.rbg.ca/visitorevents

  • FILM.CA- TUESDAY MARCH 13TH – All Seats Tuesday – $5.00 (10:50 A.M. OR 1:00 P.M. SHOWING) PADDINGTON 2

https://film.ca/trailer/paddington-2/

MICHAELS- ART MAKING CLASSES – OAKVILLE -NORTH SERVICE RD

http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaeo_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-

MichaelsCanada-Site/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Library/default/documents/calendars/stores/Event_Calendar_Store_3401.pdf

Information Session “Next Level” Night Follow-up

 

 Thank you to all  parents who were able  to  join us on Thursday, November 2nd 2017 for our “Next Level Night” event.

We really enjoyed having  you and your child in our classes.

   

Parents who attended had a chance  to see the  students in action in the  classrooms and were able  to see the students’ work and learn more about the each program curriculum, ranging from Toddlers (18 months)  to Junior High (13 years).

It was such a fun and  informative night!  Our students were eager to show their parents some of the wonderful Montessori materials that they enjoy  working  with on a daily basis.

Parents also had a chance to  hear about what makes each and every one of our classrooms such a great place, and how our programs differ from a traditional classroom approach.

 We really enjoyed seeing all of our Dearcroft families  attend this event.

Sincerely the Dearcroft Montessori Staff

The Montessori Choice is a Natural Choice (Part #1)

Alternatives From The Traditional Schooling System:

A lot of times we hear from parents, “my child was not thriving in a traditional setting and so we decided to find other options.”  Some possibilities for parents that are looking for alternatives from the traditional schooling system include homeschooling their children and a Montessori education.

In a traditional classroom setting, classes are centred around one teacher standing at the front of the class, providing the same lesson to thirty students.  This approach can be hard for the students. Some might miss the lesson because they feel overwhelmed with this learning style, others might be distracted and just not be paying attention; they usually work on it for a bit and move on to the next lesson. Teachers are under such strict guidelines. Where is the enjoyment in this style of learning?

Education is perhaps the most critical component to a child’s development, with a lasting legacy that permeates throughout our lifetime.  As parents we want to give our children the best start, and most importantly our children need to feel fulfilled, happy, inspired and nurtured.  Unfortunately many parents are finding the opposite when they send their children to a traditional school.

 Homeschooling can be an alternative for some parents:

  • They want school to feel like a home (traditional school can feel like an institution)
  • They want a smaller class size to help increase focus (traditional school classroom sizes are too large)
  • Parents feels like they can teach their child better than the school can (child not thriving in a traditional setting)
  • Parents can teach a lesson in a shorter time period and have opportunity for other experiences (feeling like the days are too long; too much time sitting on a school bus, lots of time wasted while waiting for the group)
  • Want to teach a particular religion
  • They want their child to have a positive experience (some face negative experiences and frustration in traditional settings)

Homeschooling is a nice opportunity for families that are able to manage it. However, we hear from parents that they would love to stay home and teach their children, but are just not able to do so based on various factors in their lives, or their desire to ensure their children have a social experience and the benefits that come with being in a group.

….to be continued.