I would like to take a moment to send out a heartfelt thank you to the City of Delta Recreation Department specifically, Tyler Schumacher (coach) and Whitnee Fraser-Lear for their efforts in creating programming for our kids that are 5 and under. We recently completed our second session of LAPS (learn and play sports), a program introducing team sports to toddler-aged children. This program has been incredibly beneficial to my son. He not only is being introduced to fun activities, but he is learning how to work within a team environment and to be "coached" by others which is a life skill that will benefit him ongoing.
Our family has also been attending Tot Time at the rec center gym. This entails a lot of free play with other kids in the same age group. My son looks forward to this with great enthusiasm and is a nice break in the monotony for all of us. The benefits aren't just for the kids either; through these two programs I have become acquainted with many great parents that we will be seeing on a regular basis as school age rapidly approaches. My family hopes that we can continue this type of much needed programming and that activities like this are able to grow and flourish within our very family-oriented community. To Coach Tyler, again, thank you for taking the time to put this together and spend every Monday and Wednesday evening with our family.