Launching ‘Bean Sprouts’ playgroup
Bean Sprouts Playgroup: Enriching the littlest members of our community for life
Emerald Community House’s facilitated playgroup is turning green with a focus on sustainable practices and naturally fun activities. Sourcing recycled materials, feeding the worm farm, recycled paper mache fun, planting and playing in edible garden spaces and making craft from natural materials teaches kids about our environment from the start.
Research shows that outdoor play for children is essential to their growth, development and well being. Teaching children how to garden and develop a love of nature takes this another step forward. It encourages them to eat healthier, provides engaging exercise, builds confidence, develops analytical abilities, relieves stress, improves focus and memory as well as mental wellbeing. Another goal of the playgroup is to rejuvenate the garden, playground and composting system to create an edible garden space in an engaging way for kids.
Each session is programmed not just for the kids to have fun, but also in the hope that parents will walk away with some new ideas, information and resources to encourage some green sprouts in their own backyards and homes. “We hope to inspire kids and their parents to get their hands dirty and have fun,” says Playgroup Facilitator Adam. “Whether that be in the garden, observing and enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the hills, working together on a craft or building project or just sharing a good book and sing song, we’re keen to see people in our community get a great start on building a sustainable future!”
Bean Sprouts will run every Thursday at the Emerald Community House from 9.30 to 11.30am during school term.
For more information, contact the Community House on (03) 5968 3881 or visit the website: www.emeraldcommunityhouse.org.au