North Tawton Baby and Toddler Group
Well, what a busy few weeks the group has seen! The new committee have been working really hard to welcome new members and also improve the facilities at the group. We now have our own set of baby weighing scales, so if you have a young baby or toddler that you would like to weigh every now and again, but can’t make a clinic in the area, we now have our own set which is available every week!
We have widened the opportunity for the children to ‘create’ at every session, so including our weekly activity (which has been play dough, growing cress, Mother’s day and Easter activities) we have brought some new easels, aprons and paint which is also available at every session so the children can paint until their hearts’ content.
The committee has been busy buying new equipment for the children to use. This includes a parachute for circle time activities, a new garage with new vehicles, plenty of dressing up clothes with its own rail, new toy kitchen equipment including pretend food, shopping trolleys, and toy toasters, and kettles, the craft box has been revamped to include much more exciting bits and pieces, three new ride on toys including motorbikes and a racing car plus new doll equipment, such as a pram. We still have much more on our list, (such as planned trips), including a swimming session to the Waie Inn on Friday 27th April booked from 9.30am until 10.30am.
We also have news of a competition. We feel that as the group is doing so well and is becoming so popular we would like to have our very own logo. Therefore we are holding a competition open to all children in the area (aged under 11), to design a logo, suitable for our baby and toddler group. This logo will appear on all of our newsletters, letters, and advertising. We are asking all entries to be designed on an A4 piece of paper, with the child’s name, age and parents contact number on the reverse, to be handed into the Post Office by Friday 20th April 2012. All entries will be judged by a few members of the community and the winner announced at our Coffee Morning on Saturday 5th May, where all entries will be displayed. The winner will be the proud owner of a £30 Build-A-Bear Voucher, plus there will be various runners up prizes, so kids…get designing now!
Spring Coffee Morning
To be held at 10am on Saturday 5th May in North Tawton Town Hall. There will be all the usual stalls to include; main draw, fantastic attractions draw, cheese and wine hamper, cake stall, roast hamper, bacon butties, table tops, Tempest Photographers – plus many more! If you would like to book a stall or table top please contact a member of the committee. We would welcome as much support as possible with this…we are going from strength to strength and have had nothing but positive comments about the group.
So if you have a spare hour or so on a Friday morning, please feel free to pop along! You will feel welcome and the children absolutely love the activities on offer. We run every Friday during term time and have an exciting summer ahead, including; swimming session in April, Big Toddle Outing in June, a summer trip in July – plus more! Watch this space.
Gina Dennis – General Member