A trailer of treasures is heading to Penola to give geographically isolated families and children vital access to new play experiences.
Loaded with educational resources, the Wattle Range Mobile Toy Library aims to nurture child development, learning, confidence, imaginative play and resilience. Parenting and community services information can also be accessed from the library, run by Centacare’s Family Connections Program (FCP).
Catch the trailer at the FCP playgroup at War Memorial Park, from 10am to 11am, on Thursday, November 21 and Thursday, December 5. The playgroup will run for a further 30 minutes, finishing at 11.30am.
Funded by the Stand Like Stone Foundation, One Forty One Plantations, and the Sidney Myer Fund, the toy library boasts more than 100 items which can be borrowed for free, for up to two weeks at a time.
The FCP team reports that grandparents especially appreciate being able to borrow educational resources on a fortnightly basis without the expense of purchasing items.
Meanwhile, the playgroup is running weekly this term, through to week 8, finishing on Thursday, December 5. In the event of wet or cool weather, the playgroup moves indoors to St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall, Arthur Street.
For more information, phone Centacare South East 08 8303 6630.