Today we were fortunate to have an elderly group from our local community health centre come and visit our childcare.
They spent time with our 3 year old and 4 year old children and enjoyed a variety of activities including art and craft, threading, reading and listening to the children perform some songs.
There were opportunities for lots of smiles and conversation between the two distinct age groups as well as promoting growth and friendships. These days traditional families are separated by distance, time and lack of understanding between generations. However, programmes that bring children and older adults together could change the whole of society’s outlook. We look forward to building a strong, ongoing partnership with the community centre that offers rich learning experiences for all our children.