Children from Attadale childcare centre enjoyed activities with local seniors

From left: Alannah Librizzi, Haylee Robinson, Taylor Cunningham, Iyla Dickinson, Nona Stopher, Lila Ponting, Win Froude and Maya Clarke. Picture: Jon Hewson        d443005
From left: Alannah Librizzi, Haylee Robinson, Taylor Cunningham, Iyla Dickinson, Nona Stopher, Lila Ponting, Win Froude and Maya Clarke. Picture: Jon Hewson        d443005

CHILDREN from a local childcare centre were proud to show off their craft when they had some special visitors from St Ives Retirement Village recently.

Jellybeans Child Care in Attadale worked hard preparing craft and activities to share with their visitors and enjoyed a morning together.

Centre director Natasha Wheeler said the children enjoyed interacting with the seniors and it gave them a chance to make new friends. “Many of the children were excited to show their own toys for show and tell for the seniors, along with there being storytime and morning tea for everyone to enjoy,” Ms Wheeler said.

Mrs Wheeler is planning to make the visits a regular event, helping to create a connection between children, families and the community, and demonstrate the importance of reciprocal relationships.

“We’re hoping this ongoing relationship will strengthen over the years to give the children and seniors an opportunity to bridge the gap between the generations,” Ms Wheeler said.