Dogs are our natural companions and have the ability to connect with children in unique and valuable ways. Therapy dogs offer many benefits to children, and especially to children with special needs. Every child receives positive interaction and unconditional acceptance from a therapy dog.
The St.John Ambulance Therapy Dog program brings comfort and companionship to the people in our community who appreciate the unconditional love of a dog. These dogs are busy visiting hospitals, schools, rehabilitation facilities as well as psychiatric treatment programs.
Our children thoroughly enjoyed the affection and attention that the dogs showed them today, and we are looking forward to their visits becoming a regular part of our child-care program.
We had another interesting visitor to our Family Child Care Home today!
Meet “Lulu”, the Standard Poodle! She is 5 years old and is a very friendly pup! Lulu’s owner, Meghan is an award-winning pet stylist and the owner of Doggie Stylz, one of Newfoundland’s best grooming salons.
The pretty colours you see on Lulu are non-toxic, ammonia free and free of any harmful chemicals. Lulu enjoys the grooming process and loves all of the attention she receives afterwards!
We were so happy that Meghan and Lulu were able to come and spend some time with our children! They certainly brightened up our day!!
Socially, emotionally and cognitively, music enriches the lives of children.
Many of our children are involved in the Music Therapy program at Easter Seals, and we want to continue to nurture their love of music here in our family child care home.
The power of music can transform a child’s mood, encourage spontaneous movement, and most importantly, inspire joy! Our friend Lori Reddy came back to visit us recently, and shared her musical talents with our children.
Thanks again, Lori! We are already looking forward to your next visit!
We had some very special visitors to our child care home recently!!
Liberty and Yankee are both male American Miniature Horses.
They live at Clovelly Stables
Community and work for the Future Strides Community Outreach and Therapy Program. They are friendly and gentle and love the work that they do! Thanks so much to Erin for arranging the visit. It was a wonderful experience for our children, and it was a real treat for us!