Every fortnight, Koala Kindy pays a visit to Arcare Helensvale St James. It is such always a delight to see their young, smiling faces and the way they cheerfully interact with the clients.
Firstly, we will have introductions where the children introduce themselves by saying their names their age and their favourite food. Then the clients will do the same.
A couple of the kids are not very shy, so they happily report on the weather and the daily news, one of them even reported that there was a car accident in the street where the kindy is situated.
“Lovely to see the kids, I think they are very advanced for their age”, Arthur Courtney said.
At each visit, the activities are always different. Sometimes, the clients will be reading books to the kids or the kids will be singing songs and doing the actions. The happy singing never fails to lift the spirits of everyone in the room.
There could also be floor games such as Carpet bowls, Quoits, Floor Bobs with mixed teams of kids and clients. These activities help to give the clients social interactions and engaging conversations to keep them active.
Koala Kindy visits are very enjoyable to both the young and the old, as the kids are fascinated with the clients’ lifestyle. The kids were very impressed with Oswald Cowling’s room because he had decorated it so extravagantly to match the seasons and festivities.
Harry from Koala Kindy said, “I like coming for a visit as it reminds me of my visits with my Nan and Pop”.