Every fortnight our Kinder children visit Opal aged care. These excursions help promote a sense of community and is nice for both children and the elderly to interact with people of different ages.
On our visits to opal the children like to sing songs, do cooking experiences and play games, this week we did arts and crafts, with the children giving their wonderful creations to the residents. Each time we attend the children become more confident in approaching their new friends and interacting with them. Our visits also help develop social skills, help build self esteem and provide a sense of purpose for the residents, it teaches the children to slow down and play in a more calm and gentle way and the residents love it.