Group is in tune with kids’ needs
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.