Tuesday, October 16, 2012

chocker block children's week

This painting was given to me by the children
of Tecoma PreSchool, I'm always delighted
by the creativity of children and Children's
Week is a great way to explore new things with
your children.

Yarra Ranges has organised a great range of activities and events to celebrate Children’s Week, 2012 running from 20 – 28 October. There’s a wide range of music and free play based interactive and stimulating activities across the Shire and because it’s the National Year of Reading there’s also an array of reading activities. 

You can visit:
  • Heritage Open Day at Gulf Station where families can discover our region’s past.
  • Burrinja Open Day will include performances, workshops, talks in the Art of Indigenous Garden and photography for teenagers.
  • Yarra Glen Day, hosting story telling, puppet shows and music group where children will join in singing, dancing and learning musical instruments.
  • Upper Yarra Family Centre Open Day with The Gumboot Gang Playgroup, Playgroup Victoria and Play Australia with puppet shows, music group and guest appearance by Bookaburra.
  • Sing me a story, sharing stories and music at Belgrave Library
  • Protecting kids online hosting a Cyber safety session at Montrose (to coincide with
  • Community Safety Month).
  • Drawing and Story time, with guest appearance Katz Cowley reading The Wonky Donkey, the Fidgety Itch and Willbee the Bumblebee at Healesville Community Garden.
  • Teddy Bears Picnic at Lilydale Lake with stories, songs and fun with the Mountain
  • Musician.
  • Dandenong Ranges Music Council at Sherbrooke Family and Children’s Centre including reading, music and face painting.
  • Spring Festival at Mt Evelyn Primary School.
  • Week long activities at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum where children will learn the art of texture rubbing, play-doh and magic lanterns and participate in activity trails and costume dress-ups. Thursday will host a performance by Koo Wee Kapers (a $2 fee is payable for this activity).

This year’s program is the largest ever and has involved the collaboration of many organisations including Eastern Regional Libraries, Burrinja, Dandenong Ranges Music Council, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Morrisons, Healesville Community Garden, Yarra Valley Community Health, Gulf Station, Mt Evelyn Primary School and highlights the potential of working with organisations to get a great program for children.

If you’d like a copy of the program click here.

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