Battlefords children get a chance to ‘Meet a Machine’
NORTH BATTLEFORD — The Battlefords Early Years Family Resource Centre held a “Meet A Machine” literacy event for children zero to six and their families Saturday, Sept. 17.
“Kids grow up knowing the garbage trucks, seeing our street sweepers, they grow up loving the Zambonis at the hockey rink … sometimes, the kids don’t actually get a chance to meet the machine and the operator. So this is an opportunity for kids to get that real-life interaction with the machines,” said Kailyn Tyndall, the co-ordinator for Battlefords Early Years Family Resource Centre.
Children had a chance to meet with 22 vehicles and their operators, including a firetruck, street sweeper, police car, garbage truck and a combine. Children’s books focused on vehicles that children will see around the Battlefords were given to them and their families, along with scavenger hunt cards.