Munchkinland & the WOW Bus

Munchkinland and the WOW Bus are free programs for children from birth to kindergarten age and their adult.  Oceanside BLT has Munchkinland centres in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and the WOW bus travels to nearby communities. Both Munchkinland and the WOW bus are part of the BC StrongStart program and offer dynamic early learning environments for children and their parents/caregivers. Come learn through play, meet new friends and take part in special activities offered throughout the week.

Check our calendar for dates, times and locations and pre-book your spot at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

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Munchkinland Parksville
Parksville Family Place – 494B Bay Ave in Parksville, right next to Family Place
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Munchkinland Qualicum
Qualicum Beach Commons – 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach
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WOW Bus

Climb Aboard the Words on Wheels (WOW) Bus and learn through play!  Oceanside BLT’s WOW Bus program is for children from birth to kindergarten age and their adult.  Join us for healthy snacks, playtime, songs and stories.  Look for the big blue bus, you’ll find it parked at various locations in the Oceanside area.

We ask that you fill out a registration form for your child/children.  Registration forms can be picked up on your first visit or printed off here.  Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to go with your registration.  Birth Certificate copies can be brought into any of our early learning programs or we can copy it for you at our Munchkinland centres.

Check our calendar for dates, times and locations and pre-book your spot at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

     

Rollin’ With It

Walk or stroll with us!  Birth to 5 years old in stroller, carried, or walking.

Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30 pm 

Meeting in the main parking lot at Rathtrevor Beach.

Thursday 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Meet in the main parking lot of Qualicum Beach Museum.

Pre-book your spot at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

     

On-line Programming

  • Circle Time – once a week
  • Parent Connect – once a week

Pre-book your  at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

Check out our great selection of videos on our YouTube channel!

Munchkinland – Special Programs

     

Storybook Village

Storybook Village is an outdoor child sized village with little buildings to explore and a circuit roadway for bikes/trikes.  This program focuses on physical literacy and outdoor fun!

When our program is closed feel free to bring your own bike/trike to cruise the roadway.  Don’t forget your helmet!

Storybook Village @ Qualicum Beach Commons – 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach.

Check our calendar for dates, times and locations and pre-book your spot at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

     

Munchkinland Out and About

Join us Wednesday mornings for our Munchkinland Out and About program.

Let’s explore nature together, sing, play and meet new friends. Our Munchkinland centres will be closed while we explore at our outdoor locations.  This program is rain or shine, however during extreme weather conditions we will move our program back to our Munchkinland centres. 

     

Music Time

Join local musician Gerry Barnum for a foot stomping good time! sing along to old, new and original music. We will explore a variety of instruments – maracas, kalimbas, rain sticks and more.

Music Time – Weekly

Check our calendar for dates, times and locations and pre-book your spot at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

     

Saturday Breakfast Club

Join Oceanside BLT and special guests at Munchkinland Parksville on select Saturdays for Saturday Breakfast Club. This free program brings together the joy of the food, play, stories and song and explores food literacy as well.  Take-home packages will be offered with ingredients and recipes to create at home.  Check our calendar!

We’re sharing Saturday Breakfast Club Favourites, a collection of recipes we use at our program.

Select Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am.

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”
– Mr. Rogers

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