The Bendigo Community Toy Library is holding its annual open day on Saturday 1 April from 9.30 am to 12.00pm which coincides with its Messy Play Day.
Toy Library President Brooke Bennett is keen to introduce new families to the toy library. “It’s such a wonderful community resource,” she said. “Families love it.”
With more than 1000 toys for children from birth until they start school, the toy library helps families keep up with children’s changing needs without the cost and the clutter.
“We are thrilled to host a messy play day for the general public this year. There are many benefits of messy play, it is a tactile experience that stimulates children’s senses and assists in the development of hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. Children learn about the effects of gravity, the behaviour of liquid and solid objects by playing with different materials. Children are active learners and messy play makes it fun! Last year was our first messy play event and it was a huge success, with several large activities for children of every age group, we plan to repeat the same experience this year, along with a few extra activities” said Mrs Bennett.
“Our open day will be a great opportunity for families to see our wide range of toys we have for lending as well as get involved in the Messy Play activities we have. We will be selling off some older toys from our collection.”
A 12 month membership to the toy library costs from $35 – $55 per family. Families joining the library at the open day will receive a special membership deal of 18 months for the price of 12 months.
The Bendigo Community Toy Library is on the corner of Spring Gully Rd and Kendall St, Spring Gully – look out for Humpty on the fence! The family fun day runs from 9.30am till 12.00pm.
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