Matthew Johansen, Cooper Lyons, Keely Lyons and Hayley Grindrod have fun playing.
Matthew Johansen, Cooper Lyons, Keely Lyons and Hayley Grindrod have fun playing.

Fun on the move

IT WAS child's play last Wednesday as the Playgroup Van visited Emerald.

Playground Queensland recently acquired two federally-funded play vans to visit flood-affected communities around Queensland.

The Playgroup Van came to Emerald and stopped at Centenary Park with early childhood workers Rachel Welsh and Fiona Baxter setting up a fun play environment for children from zero to five years old.

"We are travelling into areas to provide playgroups for children and families," Fiona said.

"We stop for a morning in each town, visiting three towns a week."

Activities included painting, craft, water play, messy play and other developmental activities designed to help children learn.

"We have received good turnouts, though it does vary from place to place," Fiona said.


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