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Celebrate children

Monday, 21st October, 2013

There will be lots of fun and entertaining activities around the city this week for National Children’s Week.

A number of local services have come together to celebrate the week.

The Broken Hill Early Childhood Education Sector and Child and Family Services are working together to implement a week of activities to celebrate children and highlight the importance of their right to play.

In the past services have come together to celebrate the National event with an activity day in the park.

After last year’s success, when celebrations were held every day of the week, the same will be held again.

A Maari Ma spokeswoman said the activities will start today with an “Early Childhood Display at Centro Westside”.

“There will be a meet and talk with local Early Childhood Educators about services in the community,” she said.

“It will run from 9.30am - 5pm.”

Tuesday, there will be a reading in the Town Square.

“Come and support the importance of reading with babies and little kids; plus you get a book to keep,” she said.

“It will run from 10am - 11am.”

On Wednesday, there will be a “Children’s Day in Sturt Park” from 10am.

“Celebrate your child’s right to play, there will be lots of developmentally appropriate play experiences for babies toddlers and pre-schoolers,” the spokeswoman said.

“All activities, food and drinks are free.”

On Thursday, there will be a Maari Ma Healthy Start Excursion to local preschools.

Families will be going on a tour of local childrenís services to see what options are available to. Bus ride and food are provided.

The meeting point is the Maari Ma playgroup  and it will run from 10am - 2.30am.

The last event on Friday will coincide with the Reclaim the Night March and Rally.

“There will be a children’s play space on the courthouse lawn to compliment the Rally,” said the spokeswoman.

“Come along and support speaking out against violence and to celebrate women’s strength.”

That will run from 7.30 - 9.30pm.

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