Play­group gets back to na­ture

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Manjimup-Bridgetown Times -

CHIL­DREN got their hands dirty and con­nected with na­ture at the launch of the Stel­lar Vi­o­lets Na­ture Play­group on Fri­day.

The play­group for new­borns and chil­dren up to the age of five in­cor­po­rates song, dance, yoga, na­ture-based arts and craft, food prove­nance and teach­ing chil­dren to how grow food.

Stel­lar Vi­o­lets founder Lucinda Gi­blett said the play­group evolved from an idea by Man­jimup res­i­dent Yvette Hooper who wanted to cre­ate a space for her own chil­dren af­ter vis­it­ing a Steiner school.

“We wanted to cre­ate an en­chanted, mag­i­cal and safe place for chil­dren to grow and con­nect with na­ture and them­selves,” she said.

“It’s also an op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren to make friends and for par­ents to con­nect with the com­mu­nity.

“We’ve had an amaz­ing re­sponse and hope­fully it will draw peo­ple from not just our com­mu­nity but other ar­eas too.”

Pic­ture: Ce­cilia Allen

Nayte Raw­son, 2, en­joys get­ting his hands dirty at the launch of the Stel­lar Vi­o­lets Na­ture Play­group on Fri­day.

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