Children running wild with glee
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
Zander Sparrow,1, as a puppy dog.
Jasper O'Neil, 4, spent the day clowning around.
Joey Parsons, 3, chose to be a tiger.