Goslings Toddler Club
Goslings Toddler Club 'Play and Stay' every Thursday from 10.00 to 11.30am (inc School Holidays) at the Crawford Hall, Bidford-on-Avon. We welcome babies and toddlers and their carers.
Each week we meet at the Crawford Hall and engage in tons of fun activities including:
- Free-play: a big space for the children to race about - riding on or pushing variety of toys (a menagerie of horses, dogs, frogs, tricycles, vacuum cleaner and lawn mower), scrambling over slides and crawling through hooped tunnels.
- Dressing-up: the girls love the heeled 'Cinderella' slippers and the boys love the fireman hats!
- Craft/art activity: we make cards, hats, and sparkly butterflies and anything and everything out of play-doh.
- Book table: for the more scholarly toddler.
- Baby area: with matting and soft toys.
- We end every session with a nursery rhyme sing-a-long-a that culminates in a very energetic rendition of the 'Hokey Cokey' – doubling for the adults as our weekly aerobic work-out!
It's great to meet other mums, carers and occasionally dads, and when there is a dispute over a toy we all profusely apologise for our own children's behaviour! The children learn as they play and it's re-assuring to see that all the other toddlers are just as delightful, stubborn and lively as each other!
We are currently on a campaign to raise funds to buy new toys, throw a great Christmas party and to invite children's entertainers to the sessions. So come along or if you would like to help support us (anyone any good at making bendy-balloon animals out there?).
Goslings is run by local volunteers and is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (a nationwide support resource).
We are delighted to enjoy the support of two sponsors:
- Warners Budgens supply the fruit on a weekly basis for the children to enjoy at snack time.
- Alcester Children's Centre now pay the hall fees and help with the crafts, which now means a free session to everyone.
We thank them sincerely for their kind and invaluable support.
A donation pot will be available for kind donations to help with the refreshments and toy purchases.