Toy Lending Library

Love, guidance and nurturing is what every child needs in order to shine as the bright stars they really are!

Programs offered by Couchiching Toy Lending Library

The Couchiching Toy Lending Library Drop-In Play & Learn session are offered throughout the week in a variety of formats and times. All Drop-ins are year round. Each Drop-In PLay & Learn session presents different features to enhance learning through play and to provide opportunities for families to get to know one another and share parenting experiences. The services provided are offered to families with children ages 0-6.

The Couchiching Toy Lending Library works in conjunction with the AHBHC program that offers additional programs that are scheduled either weekly or bi-weekly. These programs all serve as tools to enrich the lives of baby/child and to establish positive bonding time with parent and child.

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Mom & Babes Program
The Moms and Babes program is about giving babies the best start in life. This is open to all moms and dads with children ages 0-18 months. Parents interact with their child through routines, playtime, songs, and different activities that encourage the parents to learn to play and enjoy this special time with their growing children.

Cooking With Kids
The Cooking With Kids program is open to all moms and dads with children ages 0-6. Parents engage in hand on learning with their children around the kitchen. This program is offered once a month.

Community Kitchen
Janet Drennan & Brenda McPherson come into the community and prepare healthy nutritious meals with participants to take home for their family.
This program is open to all community members and is held every two - three months.

Quilting Classes
For the past two years Marilyn Perrault has committed her time to assisting and teaching parents who are interested in making star blankets for their children or significant others. The classes usually run two times a week, there are two classes which are open to any interested parents: 1) Baby star blanket making 2) Grandparents with grandchildren ages 0-6

Other Daily Programs & Activities
On a weekly basis, the Toy Lending Library has various activities that are scheduled through each and every week of the month. Here's just some of the fun we have: Baking, Arts and Crafts, Play Time, Outdoor/Indoor Games, Circle Time/Story Time, Cultural Teaching and Activities, Educational Sessions (ie. FASD), Swimming, and resources available.

Toy Lending Library

Healthy Babies/Healthy Children Co-ordinator

Dianna Singleton
 Ph: (807) 274-1918 ex.601

Healthy Babies/Healthy Children Assistant

Amber Jourdain

Ph: (807)274-1918 ex.602

AHBHC Program

The Couchiching Toy Lending Library works in conjunction with the AHBHC program to ensure healthy lifestyles for families with children ages 0-6.

Couchiching First Nation Toy Lending Library

Guidelines for Membership
In order to become a participating member of the Toy Lending Library all members are to be a registered member of Couchiching First Nation, and have children between the ages of 0-6, attend all activities with children and have a membership with the Toy Lending Library.

Milk Coupons and Safeway Cards
Every month the library distributes milk coupons to parents who are pre and post natal. In order to receive monthly coupons parents are expected to attend all prenatal activities/workshops that are geared to healthy pregnancy.