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post #1981 of 2068
Kyla, did you get any advice? I think maybe it's a bad time for the group, since it's just around the holidays. I'd suggest maybe a new thread with "moving to Halifax" as the title or something, you might have more luck getting replies from those in Halifax who aren't on the play group thread.

I've found that having a small child in Halifax has been great. We have lots of playgrounds nearby, library within walking distance etc. Of course, we live in the South End, which can be an expensive area to live (we rent, from the in-laws, so probably aren't paying the norm for the South End). But I work in Dartmouth, and there are many nice areas to raise kids there too.

Speaking of libraries (sorry, I work at the public library, and can't help it!)--there are many, many things going on at the public libraries for preschool aged children, so be sure to check out whatever library you end up nearest! When you get here, if you need any library information, just let me know!

Anyway, try a new thread, there are mamas on MDC from Halifax who aren't on this playgroup thread.

Good luck with your move.
post #1982 of 2068


Just bumping, cause I referred someone to this thread the other day, and then found it on the third page!

How is everyone?
post #1983 of 2068
We're good Alison, but you know that since you see us fairly often, lol!
post #1984 of 2068
We're good too. Am I the only regular playgroup person who regularly checks the board? I'm just curious.
post #1985 of 2068
I think that you might be!
post #1986 of 2068
Is playgroup still on today even though schools are closed?
post #1987 of 2068
I don't have the keys so I can't say for sure, but I would be really really surprised if it wasn't on.
post #1988 of 2068
I'm new to the boards here and I was wondering what the age range for the children in the playgroup is. My daughter will be four next month and right now money is VERY tight for us as I am trying to get my Doula business established and we are living off hubby's retail income. She's been in daycare since she was a young toddler, but right now, with finances being what they are I'm wondering if it is worth the expense of keeping her in, despite having maximum subsidy. She's a very social child, and if I can't find her some playmates to see on a regular basis I won't have the heart to pull her out of her class.

Is she too old for this playgroup?
post #1989 of 2068
Hi Teegs. I don't get out to playgroup much anymore, since I'm working full time now. When we do get out (long weekends etc), Ds is often the oldest there. However, those aren't normal days. Charlene can hopefully tell you what the normal crowd looks like.

If you pull her out of daycare, will you be able to get her back in if your business takes off and you find yourselves in need of daycare again? Is there a part time option at your current daycare that you could take?

If you do pull her out, be sure to look into the library programmes at your local branch. Most branches offer a preschool story time for ages 3-5, and many have other options for 4 year olds as well. I can tell you pretty much anything you want to know about library programmes!

Good luck with your doula business, and I hope you figure out what's best for you daughter.
post #1990 of 2068
Hi Teegs, Playgroup is pretty variable in terms of ages and crunchiness level, and how many show up. There is at least one four year old who goes often, and a few three year olds. My advice would be to try to go a couple of times if you can, and see how it goes (and definitely check out the library programs too).
post #1991 of 2068
Hi Everyone,

I just found this site in my attempt to find a playgroup for my 1 year old. He's my third, but I always had tons of kids around for the last two to play with - but now they are both in school and now we're looking for a playgroup. Can anybody provide me with some info? I live in the Hammonds Plains area, but am open to any groups where the turn out is good. Thanks everyone!!!
post #1992 of 2068
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Originally Posted by MommyHomeSeller View Post
Hi Everyone,

I just found this site in my attempt to find a playgroup for my 1 year old. He's my third, but I always had tons of kids around for the last two to play with - but now they are both in school and now we're looking for a playgroup. Can anybody provide me with some info? I live in the Hammonds Plains area, but am open to any groups where the turn out is good. Thanks everyone!!!
While it's not exactly a playgroup, have you looked into the programmes at the library out by the Sobeys in Tantallon? They get lots of families with young children to their Friday morning programme, and it's a great way to meet other parents. They have other programmes as well, based on age.
post #1993 of 2068
Hi MommyHomeSeller

I'm the editor of a website in the HRM for parents with kids under 6 where you can set up playdates/playgroups with other kids and their parents. I'm not sure if I can post the info here because of rules - it's a free site, and at this point a complete volunteer effort on my part - but if you want details feel free to PM me.

And of course there's the playgroup on this list on Mondays in the south end! As well as some playgroups at churches throughout the city. (All this info is on the website.) Also definitely check out the libraries - there's so much going on with them. Bean Sprout Cafe and On the Grow have playgroup type events during the week now, though you have to pay (normal admission at On the Grow and technically Bean Sprout ones are free but you kind of 'have' to buy something to drink/eat and they ask for a donation to the food bank).

HTH
post #1994 of 2068
Hi Allison

I haven't been to the library in a while - but I must start going there again, it is so close to home, and my other kids just loved it. Thanks!

Jeanette
post #1995 of 2068
Hey, is this Jeanette who grew up in Waverley?
post #1996 of 2068
I didn't grow up in Waverley - Dartmouth. But I did work with an Allison from Waverley back in high school. Did you work at A&W??
post #1997 of 2068
In Alderney Gate?
post #1998 of 2068
Yes!!! Is that you? If it is, I remember driving you home a couple of times in my little brown chevette! LMAO
post #1999 of 2068
Actually, that would have been my sister Lesley, she worked at A&W. I worked over at Mmmarvellous Mmmuffins at the same time though! I think I do remember you though, now that I think about it. There's no food court left there now, just Biscuit Lips and that's it.
post #2000 of 2068
Oh my gosh.....yes, I remember you now. Funny, I have a Christmas ornament Leslie gave me with her name engraved on it - but I worked with an Alison at the Dept of Labour, and ironically, she was a library science student at the time. How is your sister doing? I'd love to e-mail her!!! I don't know if I can post my email address on here, but its my first name @homeliferec.com

I remember seeing Leslie years later and I know she was still friends with another woman that worked at A&W who had the sweetest little girl (her name escapes me but I want to say Jerry)

I was in Alderney gate so long ago and there were a few places there, but not that many. I was thinking of Mmmmmarvelous muffins a while ago - my kids would have loved to go to a place and see all those muffins to choose from! LOL.

Jeanette
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