Children move to the music

November 22, 2017

Zoe Ennis, 2.

Jacob Davkovski,5, and Tahlia Trigila, 4.

Having fun: Archer Bennett, 3, and Maisie Kelly, 4.

Layla Kelly, 1.

Children enjoyed the chance to move at a Music and Movement session near Shepparton’s Victoria Park Lake yesterday.

There was a lot of bopping up and down and grooving along to the sound of a guitar as the Greater Shepparton City Council Activities in the Park event kicked into full swing.

Organised along with Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, the event had about 20 children take part in a range of craft activities and dancing.

Tallygaroopna’s Angela Joy took her daughter Verity Joy-Watson, 3, along to the event.

‘‘Verity has enjoyed making lots of instruments, she’s made drums and clickers and shakers,’’ she said.

‘‘I think she’s had a go at everything.’’

Ms Joy said events such as this were a good way to get outdoors and have fun.

‘‘I think it’s great for the kids over summer, something to do,’’ she said.

The institute’s education support student Joann Rodgers said during the morning children made instruments out of recycled items and things they could find at home.

‘‘We’re teaching the children how to make instruments and then what to do with the instruments after they’ve been made,’’ she said.

For Ms Rodgers, the morning was a great chance for her to practice her own dance moves and act like a big kid.

GOTAFE will have an early childhood education and education support open day on December 6 at 5pm at the Fryers St, Shepparton campus.

For more information, phone the institute’s Jo Fasano on 58332736.

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