"Enhancing Life-Long Learning"

Early learning and literacy programs for families and individuals of all ages.

About Us

To Our Valued OBLT Community,

Writing from my heart, I want to reach out to all the families and other valued community friends who use our programs. As you may understand, our programs will be closed to the public and community users to protect them as well as our OBLT staff team until further notice.

As we walk through these times together, I want you to know that all of us at OBLT are thinking of you. We miss your happy smiles and the connections we have with you. We will do our best to keep present via our website and Facebook page. Stay tuned, stay healthy, stay home and we look forward to seeing you in the better times ahead.

Judi Malcolm
OBLT Manager

 

 

Building Learning Together (BLT) supports early learning and literacy for children and their families as well as many youth, adult and senior programs.  Read more

OBLT Updates and Activities

Our programs are closed, but we are still here for you!
Check here for what OBLT is currently offering

Stay tuned at the end of August for our plan for programs in the fall.

Volunteer Sign up
We are looking for volunteers to help with our outdoor space at Munchkinland at Family Place.  Going into the fall we know that outdoor spaces will be more important than ever.  Help us create an amazing space for children to play for years to come.  Bring yourself, your social bubble and your tools, we will provide the directions and materials. Only one social bubble group will be on site at a time. Dates and times can work around your schedule.

OBLT YouTube Channel
OBLT has launched a YouTube Channel!  We are excited to bring early learning programs and the Technology Learning Centre to your home. We have music, stories, activities, tutorials and more!  Please subscribe to our channel.

Online Family Circle Time
Are you missing Munchkinland, the WOW bus and all our other Early Learning Programs?  Check out our Online Family Circle time.

Technology Learning Centre
Visit our TLC page to access information, tutorials and handouts.

Greatest Hits from the Stone Soup Cafe
Missing visiting Kerry at the Stone Soup Café?  We’re bringing the café to you, check out recipes, activities and links.

Saturday Breakfast Club Favourites
Craving some Cheesy Spinach Squares from Saturday Breakfast Club?  Check out a collection of our favourite Saturday Breakfast Club recipes.

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Links and Resources

An ongoing list of links to organizations, services, supports, activities, resources, articles, podcasts and videos

 

Organizations/Supports/Services:

Society of Organized Services – Essential Services Available during Covid-19

Parent Support Services of BC – Supports Available During Covid-19

Kids HelpPhone – Supports for Children and Youth

WE Well-Being – Wellbeing Resources, Tools, Articles, Podcast

Casel Cares Initiative – Resources for Supporting Adults and Children during Covid 19

Canadian Mental Health Association – Resources and Supports for Mental Health during Covid 19

Oceanside Community Makerspace

 

School District 69:

Continuity of Learning Survey for Parents/Guardians of SD 69 Students

 

Activities:

RDN REC Connect  – Recreation and Fitness Activities, Resources and Videos

Decoda Literacy Solutions – Screen Free Activities

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Register for a Library Card Online to Access Amazing Online Resources

Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association – Preschool Games at Home

Heart-Mind Online – Nature Art: 10 Activities for Creativity and Calm

Natural Beach Living – Gratitude Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults

 

Articles/Podcasts/Videos:

Psychology Today – Parenting Right Now is Really Hard 

Dr Vanessa La Pointe- Parenting During COVID: The Emotional Impact of Social Distancing

University of Toronto – 10 Ways to Teach Kids Through Play at Home

Rediscovering Play Podcast – Going Easy on Ourselves as Parents with Rebecca Parlakian –  Parenting During COVID-19

ACES Connection – Mental Health Renewal in the Midst of Covid-19

Berkley Conversations – COVID-19: Mental Health and Well-being for Ourselves and our Children

BC Mental Health Services – Tips for supporting your mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Centre for Disease Control – BCCDC promotes keeping up with immunizations during COVID-19 pandemic

The Conversation – Children’s grief in coronavirus quarantine may look like anger. Here’s how parents can respond

HuffPost- We Are Doctors Who Study Trauma. Here’s How To Cope With The COVID-19 Crisis

SELF – What is Resiliance and Can it Help us Bounce Back from This

Zero to Three – Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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