Door to friend­ship is wide open

Young ones have blast at Play­group.

Whitsunday Times - - KIDS’ ZONE -

PLAY­GROUP ses­sions on Thurs­day morn­ings at Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege are where friends are made.

The ini­tia­tive which be­gan in Fe­bru­ary this year pro­vides chil­dren from birth to school age the chance to en­joy a range of craft and fun ac­tiv­i­ties.

Su­per­vis­ing par­ents also have the op­por­tu­nity to form new bonds over morn­ing tea and cof­fee pro­vided by the school.

Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege Play­group co-or­di­na­tor Di Hooper said the kids en­joyed a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing play time, nap time, story time, singing time and snack time, while also hav­ing an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy the play­ground for half an hour be­fore home time.

“The chil­dren love com­ing here, they are re­ally en­ter­tained and it is well struc­tured,” she said.

Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cer Jodi Evans said Play­group was a per­fect op­por­tu­nity for young mums and kids to so­cialise.

“It’s just a good en­vi­ron­ment for mums and also ide­ally try­ing to show­case our school to po­ten­tial fu­ture stu­dents but its also just giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity and open­ing our class doors for them,” she said.

“It’s been re­ally pop­u­lar and is on just dur­ing school time and you don’t have to have sib­lings at our school.”

Free play­group ses­sions are open to the pub­lic on Thurs­days dur­ing the school term from 9.30am-11.30am.

PHOTOS: JA­COB WIL­SON

PLAYTIME: Karyn and Belle Mor­ri­son with Lau­ren and Hay­den Saun­ders at Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege Play­group.

Miren Fin­lay and Liam San­der love play dough.

Zaden New­ton and Quentin Fla­herty en­joy arts and craft.

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