Card­board city at kinder­garten

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

IT was ev­ery kid’s dream at the McDougall Park Com­mu­nity Kinder­garten when it was trans­formed into a card­board city.

The kinder­garten’s grounds were trans­formed into a bustling city com­plete with street art, a farm, res­i­den­tial ar­eas, petrol sta­tion with car wash, river, gar­dens and an im­pres­sive sky­line, rem­i­nis­cent of the view from the South Perth fore­shore.

About 300 peo­ple at­tended the event on March 18 with adults and chil­dren con­struct­ing new build­ings or smaller cre­ations.

Par­ent Kelly Muller said there was plenty of fun for the chil­dren as they ex­er­cised their imag­i­na­tions.

“The build­ings and cre­ations mor­phed dur­ing the day; the card­board was open-ended in its na­ture so bricks changed into fun­nels or ve­hi­cles as the day pro­gressed,” she said.

“The con­cept of the day came from an idea to let the chil­dren have self-di­rected play and al­low them to use their imag­i­na­tions in a safe en­vi­ron­ment.

“The pur­pose was to show­case the ethos of the kindy, which is to learn through play.”

Mrs Muller said card­board city was the third year that the kinder­garten had run events through the City of South Perth’s art sea­son.

“Our event last year was To­tally Ad­dicted to Play, where we en­cour­aged the kids to get back to ba­sic play,” she said.

Kinder­garten stu­dents Carla Czech and Isaac Court en­joy card­board city.

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