momstown has exciting news!
Our calendars have always been jam packed with fabulous, child focused events based on early education. momstown has a 60-month educational curriculum built with monthly themes around teacher-developed activities; we’re the original mom’s network to connect both online & off-line events for moms.
Yet - momstown gets labeled with one word: Playgroups.
Not a bad word, Playgroups. Our casual playgroups are the heart of momstown, as these small intimate gatherings allow our members to truly connect one-on-one and develop lifelong friendships. But it’s certainly not all we do.
And playgroups aren’t what all moms want. But all moms need to feel connected and supported both as a mama and with her kids.
How do we merge all ideas?
Playgroups are the mashed potatoes to our steak. Comforting, reliable and important (that plate is bare without potatoes!) but momstown is so much more than mashed potatoes. Our steak is sizzling and we need to start telling you all about it – way, way more. Being proud and loud about our educational programming, the momstown whole child vision and our beautifully structured system that wraps mama support and fun all together.
Okay, enough with the analogies…
Introducing momstown’s 6 Program Pillars which will define our event curriculum starting March 1st. momstown has always been very focused on the whole child, the complete family and early education and our new pillars give us a stronger foundation from which to build that awareness. We want to build awareness that momstown is not “just” a convenient playgroup. We’re so much more.
momstown isn’t changing anything our members love, just sprucing up our programs with more focused consistency from chapter to chapter.
Art & Music: developing creative minds
Literacy: commitment to early education
Nutrition: food, friendship & fun
Science & Discovery: Inspiring curiosity together
Fitness & Adventure: encouraging family activity
Play & Social: the heart of momstown
We’ve picked the very best programs running from our many chapters and created places for them in every momstown across Canada.
Within our 6 pillars, every chapter will deliver our top 10 programs (and more+) as the foundation of their activities. here's a sampling:
Art & Play
Our flagship monthly event based on our educational curriculum and theme of the month. Mamas and kids create a craft together, enjoy parachute and circle time, free time to socialize.
Tales for Tots
Our monthly book selection is shared in storytime each month, followed by a simple craft and free play time. Sponsored by Scholastic Canada, a book giveaway occurs monthly.
Our mama & baby program is designed for moms with babies aged 0-12 months looking to connect with other moms. Alternating weekly, mamas will discuss topics led by an expert and /or create a keepsake craft in our “Baby Picassos” mini art session.
momstown’s own alphabet crafts come to life in this program focused on early literacy and letter sounds. A different letter is featured each time and incorporated into playtime.
momstown kids get busy in the kitchen creating their own mini meals! Learn fun new ways to create your child’s favourite snacks and meals in this hands-on program.
Music & Movement
Bring your singing voices and musical vibes to momstown music and movement where we’ll sing together, play, dance and learn!
Discovery Field Trips
Discover the world together! Fun, educational, and inexpensive field trips to local places like the fire station, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and more!
Mama & Me Fitness
Get fit with other local momstown moms! Try a new activity every class with your baby from Zumba to Yoga!
Mama Meet & Greet
Mamas new to momstown have a chance to meet one another at our welcoming monthly meet & greet.
For Crafty Mamas with a love for the creative. An organized evening based on the crafty interest of the group.
We hope our members love our newly adapted programs and those who have thought we're just playgroups will look again. Here's our newest video to show you all the fun we have!