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Who let the kids out? Children hit the park

Thursday, 27th October, 2011

MUSIC: Nina Hannan (23 months) enjoys her day in Sturt Park. MUSIC: Nina Hannan (23 months) enjoys her day in Sturt Park.

National Children’s Week was celebrated yesterday with a day in Sturt Park for parents and children.

Maari Ma’s Early Years Project Leader, Narelle Pascoe, said the week was about celebrating early childhood.

“It is about children having unhurried, uninterrupted play with the most important people in their lives; their families,” she said.

A number of service providers organised the day and helped provide games, toys and food.

Ms Pascoe said the children got involved in music, movement, story telling, messy play, arts and craft and water play. They were also told stories and nursery rhymes.

She said about 200 people attended the day which was for children up to five years old and their parents.

“We had an eight-day-old baby, babies in prams, crawlers, toddlers, preschoolers.

“It is good for the community to see service providers and the faces behind the programs. It also helps link families to programs.

“I think they are enjoying themselves, there is a sound of happy children, the sound of play and of parents having conversations and sharing stories,” she said.

The BH Child and Family Interagency hosted the Children’s Day in the Park.

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