Group is in tune with kids’ needs

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MAINLY Mu­sic Group reached a mile­stone last week – its first birth­day.

The group is still younger than most of the kids who have been in­volved in the mu­sic pro­grams.

Pro­gram vol­un­teer Norma Hast­ings said about 20 kids took part in the pro­gram each week.

“Twenty-eight chil­dren at­tended to­day and we had the best time, singing and dancing, re­joic­ing and eat­ing yummy, healthy party food,” Ms Hast­ings said.

Last Thurs­day, the chil­dren en­joyed mu­sic-ori­en­tated party games and move­ment in­volv­ing bub­bles.

While chil­dren en­joyed their party, it gave the par­ents a chance to rem­i­nisce about the past year over cof­fee and cake.

Mainly Mu­sic started in Mun­dub­bera on July 9, 2013, ini­tially in the CWA hall.

“This is a fun mu­sic group for par­ents or pri­mary care givers, to come to­gether with their young chil­dren and en­joy mu­sic and laugh­ter,” Ms Hast­ings said.

Through­out the ses­sion, chil­dren de­velop gross and fine mo­tor skills, lan­guage, imag­i­na­tion, math­e­mat­i­cal and pre-read­ing skills, as well as so­cialise with oth­ers with the use of mu­sic.

The group was started by vol­un­teers Marissa Cow­burn, Norma Hast­ings, Kathy Vi­cary and Janelle Vi­cary from the New Life Cen­tre.

“The group was started when we saw there was a need for a par­ent-child in­ter­ac­tion gath­er­ing within the com­mu­nity,” Mrs Vi­cary said.

The ses­sion is held ev­ery week from 9.30am Thurs­day at the New Life Cen­tre.

Af­ter the mu­sic pro­gram has fin­ished a healthy morn­ing tea is pro­vided for the chil­dren at a small cost.


HAPPY BIRTH­DAY: Mums share the party fun with their chil­dren and helpers at the New Life Cen­tre.

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