KIDS CAN GET CONSTRUCTIVE
PERTH has plenty of activities for kids aged six-plus but not so many for toddlers, according to Scitech’s Belinda Gerard.
“There’s not a huge choice of things and particularly finding activities that are educationbased for little ones can be quite hard,” she said.
“There are great places for kids to amuse themselves, but tryVICTORIA ing to find some structured play that actually invites kids to play in a constructive way is harder.”
Toddlerfest kicks off this week, offering a stimulating discovery destination for one to five-yearolds and their families.
Activities include sensory and bubble play, farmyard animals, road safety learning, a reading nook and basic first aid education.
“There has been a lot of research showing that allowing kids access to these hands-on and interactive activities sets a really good foundation for creative and critical thinking and helps them develop into full and healthy adults,” Gerard said.
“So by providing these unusual activities and allowing access to animals etc they can get across the science thing and families can learn a few different ways to play together and learn some information they may not know.”