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Parent and Toddler Group

This is officially called the Noah's Ark Group but is usually known by the children as the Hokey Cokey Club, as sessions always finish by dancing the Hokey Cokey.

We charge 2.00 for an adult and child and 50p for an extra adult or child over 6 months. We have to hire the hall and the charge helps us to cover expenses and new equipment.

The group meets on Friday Morning from 9.30 to 11.30. and is open to all parents/carers with under 5's.There are no meetings during school holidays.
The session gives adults and children a chance to play with a variety of toys including soft play.

There is a craft/art activity each week, a role play area, large soft play blocks, activities to develop large and fine motor skills and imagination. Parents and other adults interact with the children to develop social, emotional and language skills. Number rhymes and jigsaws etc help with the development of number and language skills.

Adults have a mug of coffee or tea with biscuits and at 10.30 the children have a snack, seated at tables. This consists of a variety of fruits (each week we have apple, kiwi, grapes, bananas with strawberries or melon etc in season) and a drink and biscuit.

The session ends with Music time when the children can sing rhymes and do the actions which go with them, or play percussion instruments. Any age can join in this activity with parental help, from babies to 4 year olds.

For more information contact Val Smith on 01773 715205