MONDROOK Living and Learning Village has established a Steiner inspired playgroup for mothers and 0-5 years of age children on Mondays from 10am to noon during school term.
The first session began on Monday, June 2 and saw nine children participating in a range of activities that included cubby building, playdough, painting, wood sanding and lots of outdoor play.
Children enjoy songs, morning tea and a story that is narrated and puppeteered by Judi Costanzo the principal behind the playgroup. Future activities will include craft sessions for parents and children as well as the usual activities outlined above.
Last Monday saw the children participate in lantern making in preparation for the Winter Festival that will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 3pm till after dark.
The Winter Festival activities will include a lantern walk, stories, songs and face painting for children. There will also be an open mic session and good wholesome food such as winter soups and bread. Everybody is welcome with a gold coin donation being taken to raise money for the establishment of a small independent school that will operate from the Mondrook School house as early as term one 2015, pending council approval.
The school proposal is progressing well, it will operate with a philosophy that aims to foster a child's natural desire for learning and allow children to learn at their own individual development stage.
The school will be a warm, engaging and nurturing environment providing programs that involve younger children learning through their own play initiatives and the older children involved in a range of engaging functional academic programs.
The curriculum aims to provide the enhancement of learning through involvement in artistic and cultural activities such as drama, music, arts and crafts, movement and games.
If you have any enquires for any of the initiatives outlined above please contact Louise 0417 101 912 or look up the Mondrook Living and Learning Village on Facebook.