Chil­dren run­ning wild with glee

Whitsunday Times - - 7 DAY TV GUIDE -

THERE were roars and squeals and an­i­mal sounds you had never heard – it was as if Taronga Zoo had been let loose but it was just a Can­non­vale child­care cen­tre.

It was an­other day of fun and games for Scal­ly­wags at the Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre’s re­cent an­i­mal and cir­cus day.

The cen­tre is pas­sion­ate about early child­hood learn­ing and con­tin­u­ously con­nects the chil­dren to as­pects of ev­ery­day life.

Chil­dren learnt about dif­fer­ent an­i­mals and chose one to be for the en­tire day. There was ev­ery­thing from uni­corns to ele­phants.

For some chil­dren the cir­cus part of the day was more ap­peal­ing and oth­ers just wanted to be su­per­heroes. Ta- lented child­care ed­u­ca­tor Rikki Buchanan brought the chil- dren’s se­lec­tions to life on their faces. Ed­u­ca­tors also helped create a cir­cus tent which was shared by the ani- mals and those who wanted to put on a show of their own.

Philippa Petty, 3, as a uni­corn. Tiana San­der­son, 2, was a

cute ele­phant.

Zan­der Spar­row,1, as a puppy dog.

Jasper O'Neil, 4, spent the day clown­ing around.

Joey Par­sons, 3, chose to be a tiger.

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