Kids bak­ing

Kapi-Mana News - - COMMUNITY -

Gin­ger­bread men will be mixed, rolled, baked, iced, wrapped – but hope­fully not eaten – by chil­dren at Tawa-Lin­den Play­cen­tre this week to present to their dads for Fa­ther’s Day.

The cen­tre’s pro­mo­tions of­fi­cer Lee-Ann New­ton says they recog­nise most of the chil­dren’s dads are busy dur­ing the week in jobs and ‘‘miss out on see­ing their kids cov­ered in paint, ex­plor­ing play­dough or in­ter­act­ing with their early child­hood learn­ing bud­dies’’. Be­cause Play­cen­tre sup­ports learn­ing along­side whanau and fam­ily, she says they de­cided to have a dads’ fun day with a week­end morn­ing tea.

‘‘It’s great to get our dads in to have fun with their kids and the only wheel­bar­rows and spades they’ll need to lift will be in the sand­pit.’’

There are still a few spa­ces left in the cen­tre’s Wed­nes­day morn­ing starter ses­sion, cater­ing for un­der 2-year-olds. Call 232 4598.

Meet­ing of minds: Bar­bara Thomp­son, left, with Zonta In­ter­na­tional pres­i­dent Lynn McKen­zie.

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