New Year, New Toddler Blog


What no Toddler news in the January 2018 Edition!! how could we have missed the deadline? Sorry readers will try harder this year, mind you it is the first occasion this has happened!

Party Party Party

(Better late than never even tho’ it feels a distant memory) … Reena from Soft Play TakeAway provided the backdrop for our Christmas Party with her lovely pieces of equipment and bouncy castle, she can be contacted on 07966767213 highly recommended and so easy. We had our festivities at the Tom Hauley Room, a fabulous venue and just the thing for all our little guests.

Pass the Parcel with a prize for everyone – stop the music quick, a nice spread and of course Father Christmas himself arrived with his Reindeer explaining to everyone a tot of Whisky would be nice when he delivered presents, some children certainly listened well to this request LOL. santa-time We thank everyone for their great comments it means a lot to us all:

The boys had a fun time at the party and would like to say a big Thank You to Lynne Selina Reg and Chelly for all their hard work in making Harbury Toddlers such great fun. Love and best wishes Vonnie, Aiden and Harry xx

Thank you for such a great party. The girls loved it. So much time, effort and thought into organising it by you all- it is greatly appreciated. Lucy can’t stop talking about her book from Santa!

Many thanks for a super Christmas party. All your hard work certainly paid off. Have a wonderful Christmas. See you tomorrow and in the New Year. Emily, George & Nanny.

It was a lovely party, thanks for all your hard work making toddlers group fun (takes the pressure off me for a few hours a week & is very much appreciated!)

singing-group

Special Treats

We always try to make Toddlers exciting and inviting for all those who come to play. Last week we were making Rice Krispie Cakes, and the children enjoyed the session so much that almost none made it home! Tastes so much nicer when you make it yourself!

Rice-Krispie-mixture

Girl-eating

The new 2018 Calendar is now out with lots to interest everyone so here is a sneak preview:

• A trip through the Magic Door to visit John or Sue our friendly Librarians • Stop & Smell the Roses will offer taster massage for parents • Miss Lorraine will lead us in a creative movement session • Emma from Paint and Glaze will help us decorate pottery pieces • Our own Alison Hunt will read a story to our ‘busy bees’.

Reflections

We do feel privileged to meet so many different families and we are always excited by things which happen following our chance encounters and conversations; it is so gratifying that so many other benefits flow directly from our Toddler sessions both for the villageand Entrust Care Partnership, the not for profit organisation working with disabled children who run the Group, a few examples are:

Mal, grandmother to Emily and George, has offered to Volunteer for Entrust and is also kindly helping to raise money for services
We hope soon to be working with a Theatre in Chipping Norton thanks to Jenny Bruton, another Toddler contact
We now work closely with Aimee Mann, mother to Freddie, Bella and Jago, offering mentoring sessions to parents caring for a child with additional needs. Our Volunteers who work with Toddlers are drawn from local residents and support our volunteer Out and About Service funded by BBC Children in Need.

We regularly receive donations of clothes and toys from Toddler families which we sell on to raise income for disabled children’s services – thank you all so much. And we even have requests from current and ex-Toddlers to drive past my house as a reminder of Toddler sessions!!

Come and join us

If you want to join us at the Toddler Group then Lynne, Selina, Chelly and Reg look forward to welcoming you come on round the kettle’s on. We are based at the Wight School, High Street, Harbury, CV33 9HW (brown gate to the side) and meet at 9.30am saying bye bye at 11.15. Thinking of coming along or need more information please do ring Lynne on 01926 612748 or email lynnebarton@btinternet.com