Jamarama 2015

Jamarama15On Friday, October 16th, Little Tulips Family Child Care participated in Jamarama, in support of the Janeway Children’s Hospital. We had so much fun wearing our pajamas, and we were happy to be able to donate to such an important cause! Wearing pajamas is a sign of solidarity and support for the brave little ones in the hospital who don’t get to change out of their pajamas. It lets them know that we understand what they are going through and that we are fighting for them. Our children use the services of the Janeway on a regular basis, and so we know how important it is to offer our support.

Little Tulips Family Child Care raised an incredible $823.00 for the Janeway through Jamarama this year! Thank you to all who donated, for your participation, and for helping to make a real difference. It is because of engaged and caring community members – people like you! – that the Janeway can continue to provide the best possible pediatric health care in the province. Remember, every little bit counts!

DSC_0883DSC_0859“There’s a lot of money in here! You’ve got to give it to the doctors so they can make people feel better. The doctors will be so happy and they will smile at us!”

DSC_0876JamaramaCollageDSC_0915*Update*  This week, we presented our cheque to the Janeway Hospital Foundation!


Arthrogryposis Awareness Day

The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has recognized June 30 as Arthrogryposis Awareness Day, to promote greater understanding of the condition and those affected by it. http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2015/health/0630n03.aspx

Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is described as congenital (from birth) joint contractures in two or more areas of the body. A contracture is a condition in which a joint becomes permanently fixed in a bent or straightened position, completely or partially restricting the movement of the affected joint.

Our friend, Ava was born with a type of Arthrogryposis called Amyoplasia, which is characterized by severe joint contractures and muscle weakness. You can read Ava’s story here – http://www.throughthetulips.ca/2015/06/tulip-tales-ava.html

DSC_8608On June 30th, we wore blue to show our support for Ava, and all other families who are affected by Arthrogryposis!



Spring is here! The weather is finally warming up and our little ones are enjoying spending as much time as possible outdoors. We are getting ready to plant some flowers in our garden, and have been doing some activities focused around plants and insects and all of that fun stuff!

We have a bug matching game – a set of colourful cards with bugs with different colours and patterns. Our kids love to find the bugs with the same colours, with the same number of spots, and with the same shape antennae!

DSC_8021sToday, we did a bug dress-up activity. We made a felt cape with wings, decorated it with felt shape stickers and made a headband with antennae to complete our bug costume!

DSC_7889sDSC_7908sDSC_7893sThen we took it outside!

DSC_7914sDSC_7934sDSC_7984sDSC_7943sOur little ones loved learning about bugs, and we love to encourage hands-on imaginative play.

These “Bug” activities were from Koala Crate.

Snow Days

After the late Winter storm we just had, and with more snow on the way, we have to find creative ways to enjoy it! When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives us 50 cm of snow.. we eat it! That’s right! Today, we made Snow Ice Cream!

DSC_6199sI found this recipe HERE.

recipeThis is an easy, quick and super fun activity to do with kids.

You need just four simple ingredients, and a big bowl of fresh snow!

DSC_6160sMake sure to get the snow from a clean, untouched area. There’s tons of it out there!

DSC_6219sMix all ingredients until it’s a nice “ice-cream-ish” consistency.

DSC_6147sThen top with sprinkles, and serve to the little ones – and yourself!  Enjoy!

DSC_6156sDSC_6153sDSC_6189sOf course, we were also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today! We all wore green and danced jigs and reels to some fabulous Irish Newfoundland tunes. Erin go Bragh!

GreenCollageDSC_6142sAn Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Day Care Dance-A-Thon

On Friday, February 13, Little Tulips Family Child Care participated in the 16th Annual Kids Helping Kids Day Care Dance-A-Thon!

Proceeds from this event go to the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre to help provide our province’s sick and injured children with the best possible care.

Our little group danced their hearts out and raised an incredible $650.00!!!

We want to thank everyone who sponsored our children. On behalf of Little Tulips, the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre and the many families that will benefit from your gift, thank you for your kindness and caring.