For Children and Their Families

We provide a supportive and relaxing atmosphere where children and parents/caregivers can meet and socialize. Our programs are designed to provide positive child development, promote school readiness skills, and introduce families to the resources and supports in their community. We believe that children learn best through play. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage in new activities, such as learning songs and rhymes, and listening to stories.

La Colmena

LA COLMENA – Frog Hollow Spanish-speaking Families’ Hive.

For over a decade, Frog Hollow has been hosting weekly group sessions for Spanish-speaking families with children of 0-5 years old. These families have built lasting connections and a loving community.

Through free play, songs, rhymes, dance and stories in Spanish, many children have established their first social relationships and have experienced the culture of their Spanish-speaking families.

Through conversations, music, cups of coffee and laughter, many parents and caregivers have shared resources contributing to their sense of belonging and settlement as newcomers to Canada.

The generous work of many volunteers has been essential to sustaining this joyful group over the years.

In the fall of 2020, alongside virtual sessions, this community space took a new name and became “La Colmena” – Frog Hollow Hive. This is where many “little Spanish-speaking bees” have kept singing, smiling and learning every week. Today, we are very proud to be presented as La Colmena, and we hope to expand the connection to more Spanish-speaking families throughout our community.

La Colmena is available online via Zoom every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:00 pm.

Inquiries or sign up? 

Contact Ana Lorena at analorena@froghollow.bc.ca 

 

La Colmena

Desde hace más de una década, Frog Hollow ha venido acogiendo semanalmente a pequeños grupos de familias hispanohablantes con niños de 0 a 5 años, que con gran entusiasmo se han reunido para conectarse y crear comunidad.

A través del juego libre, canciones, rimas, bailes y cuentos en español, muchos pequeños han establecido sus primeras relaciones sociales y han logrado vivir la cultura de sus familias hispanohablantes y practicar su lengua materna.

A través de conversaciones, música, tazas de café y risas, muchos padres y cuidadores han compartido un sin número de recursos que han aportado a su sentido de pertenencia y a su asentamiento como nuevos migrantes en Canadá.

El trabajo generoso de muchas voluntarias ha sido fundamental para sostener el funcionamiento de este alegre grupo.

En el otoño 2020, dentro de un contexto de encuentros virtuales, este espacio comunitario tomó un nuevo nombre y se convirtió en “La Colmena de Frog Hollow”. Es así como muchas “abejitas hispanohablantes” se han mantenido cantando, sonriendo y aprendiendo cada semana. Hoy, estamos muy orgullosos de presentar por primera vez una imagen que nos represente, y con la que deseamos expandirnos más por toda nuestra comunidad.

Los encuentros durante la Primavera 2021 se continuarán realizando a través de Zoom cada martes, de 1:30 a 2:00 PM.

 

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