Structured Play

 Interval House currently houses 12 children, 10 of whom are under the age of 5. That’s a lot of little ones! As our kid count increased, the needs of the house changed.

As a result, we have added more childcare and kids programming.

The major programming change is the shift from unstructured play to structured play. Structured play encourages positive play between mom and child by introducing new and exciting activities which help develop language and motor skills.

How can moms teach kids motor skills? With animal yoga, that’s how! This favourite structured play activity makes motor skill development fun for kids and parents. Our counselors get creative with poses like lion, snake and giraffe, allowing kids develop their imagination and motor skills at the same time!

Because the move into a shelter can be a stressful time for moms, it can often be hard to make time for playtime with the kids. Through this program, we hope to show moms that playtime can be a great opportunity to bond with their kids while helping them develop.
For more pictures from our kid’s yoga class, please visit our Facebook page.