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We’re back, Recharged and raring to go!

By the time this article is published, we’ll either be open or about to open! Once National Day has been celebrated we shall return! The expression “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is very true. Keep Reading

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That’s a Wrap – End of term for PACS

Our sessions have now come to an end for summer 2022. Many of our children will begin their next adventure by starting school in September. We will miss those little faces who regularly come to play and readily sing along, joyfully showing us their dance moves at song time or the creative skills at Cooking and Craft Club. It has been a pleasure to watch the children grow and progress through our playgroups, from babes in arms at our Bumps and Babies session, to the energetic and inquisitive pre-schoolers they have become. Good luck to parents and children as they start school in September. Keep Reading

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When and how to potty train

Knowing when to start potty training can be a worrying time for parents and if this is your ‘first time’ you can feel unsure of when and what is the best way to potty train. Most children learn between 18 and 24 months but this can vary depending on gender. Keep Reading

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The importance of Friendship

When someone asked me if I had a spare few hours on a Friday morning to help at a Playgroup, little did I know what I was letting myself in for! Since I started to help six years ago, it’s gone from one Playgroup and a Cooking Club, to another Playgroup, two Cooking Clubs, Bumps & Babies, Craft Club and Sensory Stories! We’ve registered as a charity, moved three times and managed to operate during a pandemic... no mean feat.   Keep Reading

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The importance of donations

Flag Day, Positive Parenting and a TV appearance! We at The Parent & Child Society love what we do. From watching your baby learn how to smile, roll over and eventually grab toys! Keep Reading

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New Year,New Plans and the usual fun!

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year. This time last year we were running Virtual Playgroups due to another lockdown. 2022 is already looking up! Keep Reading

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Crafty for the last few weeks

Our Monday session, Totally Toddlers provides structured play with a craft, Fridays at Diddy Discoverers provides active play with slides and climbing fun. Our Bumps & Babies session is aimed more at Mum’s and carers as the baby stage can be (is!) hard, so tea and a friendly ear is much needed. Then of course we run Cooking Club on a Wednesday and Friday. This club is very popular and gives the children a chance to discover new foods and gain some independence. Both of our playgroups offer a story time which is always well received by the children. Seeing how engaged they were when we are reading got us thinking that a dedicated story time would work well. Thanks to our friends at the Gibraltar Methodist Church, we were able to start our new Sensory Story time session in the Summer Term on a Thursday lunchtime. Asking Toddlers / Pre School Children to sit down for an hour isn’t an achievable task which is why we decided to offer something different. Each week we have a different theme with a table set up to accompany the stories that we are reading. We don’t expect the children to sit still for the whole hour. They are encouraged to play, interact, touch and talk about the story. In fact, many of them like to tell us a story! Using sensory play makes the book come alive! Why not join us on a Thursday from 1-2pm to see for yourself! Keep Reading

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Thursdays are sensory storytime

Our Monday session, Totally Toddlers provides structured play with a craft, Fridays at Diddy Discoverers provides active play with slides and climbing fun. Our Bumps & Babies session is aimed more at Mum’s and carers as the baby stage can be (is!) hard, so tea and a friendly ear is much needed. Then of course we run Cooking Club on a Wednesday and Friday. This club is very popular and gives the children a chance to discover new foods and gain some independence. Both of our playgroups offer a story time which is always well received by the children. Seeing how engaged they were when we are reading got us thinking that a dedicated story time would work well. Thanks to our friends at the Gibraltar Methodist Church, we were able to start our new Sensory Story time session in the Summer Term on a Thursday lunchtime. Asking Toddlers / Pre School Children to sit down for an hour isn’t an achievable task which is why we decided to offer something different. Each week we have a different theme with a table set up to accompany the stories that we are reading. We don’t expect the children to sit still for the whole hour. They are encouraged to play, interact, touch and talk about the story. In fact, many of them like to tell us a story! Using sensory play makes the book come alive! Why not join us on a Thursday from 1-2pm to see for yourself! Keep Reading

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