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February and the start of March have been very busy and productive months for the children of High Kirk Community Playgroup.

In February our theme was people who help us. There was quite a diverse range of visitors to inspire the children and the photographs show how learning can be fun.

High Kirk Playgroup learn together in February and March

High Kirk Playgroup learn together in February and March

Vets 4 Pets visited to teach the children the importance of caring for their pets as well as the role of Vets. Then later in the month we invited Fire Personnel to visit and to teach the children the importance of safety in the home. They also taught us about the role of the Fire Brigade in our community. The children enjoyed trying on their equipment and using the hose.

High Kirk Playgroup learn together in February and March

Making Playdough is one activity the children of High Kirk Community Playgroup particularly enjoy. This wonderful activity gives the children the opportunity to explore how the ingredients change as they mix together, about quantities and how to be safe in the kitchen and of course the children love to get messy too.

Craft is another activity where children can use their imagination and problem solving skills and in this picture you can see the pleasure obtained in creating their helicopter. This led to a discussion around lifeboats and helicopter rescue and was a brilliant learning opportunity.

Another important visitor was Alison the Optician. The children enjoyed trying on different shaped glasses and the importance of caring for your eyes.

On the 1st March Angela The Librarian visited High Kirk Community Playgroup and the children were enthralled by her puppets, storytelling song and rhyme session. We are really looking forward to a visit to our local library.

2nd March was World Book Day and this is a very important date in the High Kirk Community Playgroup Calendar. We like to use this date to reinforce the importance of early literacy and the positive aspects of sitting down with children and reading.

The children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from either a book, rhyme or fairytale. This as you can see, from the pictures, captured the children’s imagination and we would like to thank the parents for all their hard work in putting together the costumes.

Phew, what a month. Please keep an eye on the High Kirk Community Playgroup blog to keep up with all that we do here in Ballymena.

December can be such a busy time but here at High Kirk Community Playgroup in Ballymena we had lots on. The children who come to our playgroup enjoyed lots of educational and festive themed fun.
Just take a look at the children as they enjoyed their activities below:

December at High Kirk Community Playgroup - Ballymena

The children’s performance in the Nursery Rhyme Nativity was excellent and well supported by an audience of Parents/carers, grandparents, aunts and uncles on the 20th December 2016. Everyone did a great job!

Children had eagerly awaited receipt of their Santa letters after they had posted their Christmas Lists to Santa earlier in December and Santa’s Christmas Elf ate the Chocolate Orange!

Sarah the Christmas Elf visited the children during the month of December and brought a variety of friends to visit the children. There weren’t any Reindeer but lots of exciting new animals to learn about.

At High Kirk Playgroup we look forward to another great year learning together. 2017 will have lots more adventures and new experiences for the children to enjoy and we look forward to helping them develop. Stay tuned to the High Kirk Playgroup blog to keep up to date with our latest news.

The children of High Kirk Playgroup this december enjoyed a brilliant day of dressing up and fun for their Nativity Display and Little Snowman Poem.

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We had Wise men, a star, shepherds, Mary, and even a donkey at our Nativity. We all enjoyed our dress up day and it was a wonderful end to the year in December.

Thanks to all the parents who helped put together these great costumes for the children and for all who contributed money which will go to the Children’s Northern Ireland Hospice. £186.00 was raised altogether for this great cause and everyone enjoyed our Nativity here at High Kirk Playgroup.