Why you and the kids should check out Summer Fun Preschool Play sessions?
Shortly before my daughters’ first birthday, we began attending the Devonport Peninsula Trust’s Free Summer Fun Preschool Play events. I was thrilled to find a free, local event for preschoolers – and found it was much more than I expected! The warmth and welcome of the event organisers gave me a strong sense of community and belonging.
A typical morning at Summer Fun looks like throwing down a picnic blanket amongst the fantastic range of toys, and sitting down to observe the children play, explore and socialise, and often doing the same myself! I always pack sunblock, hats and morning tea – to be set to have a fun and relaxing morning of play! I’ve developed friendships and connections with other parents and caregivers that I still have today and my children identify with these people as part of our wider whānau.
Three and a half years later we still head along every summer, now with my 2.5 year old son as well! I love watching them play and interact with other local kids and build their own wee friendships.
I’d highly recommend coming along and checking it out for yourself – I’d love to see you there!