Does your little one bounce around the house, climb furniture, jump on the beds, and rummage through your kitchen cupboards just looking for a way to burn off energy? If so, take them along to the Footscray Community Arts Centre on a Thursday morning, where they will enjoy physical games to develop their coordination skills and build confidence at the Toddler and Preschool Circus Club for ages 1–3, and 3–5.
We visited today and watched the kids have a blast with tutor Franca, who has worked in all areas of live theatre, and is also the Women’s Circus in-house trainer. The children were taken through an ‘obstacle course’ involving plastic hoops, hopscotch, a crawl tunnel, wooden climbing boxes, colourful twirling scarves, and special circus balancing plates. As they move through the fun circuit, kids have to listen carefully and follow Franca’s instructions to complete each activity. Younger siblings enjoyed exploring the workshop space and watching all the action from the sidelines.
It was great to see the kids (and their mums!) have a great time burning off some energy and mastering each challenge through concentration and coordination. With a free coffee for parents at Happy Rive Cafe afterwards, the Toddler and Preschool Circus Club is a good way to start everyone’s day!
DATE & TIME
Every Thursday, 8 May – 26 June,
10am – 10:45am (1-3 years)
11:15am – 12pm (3-5 years)
COST: $20 per session (includes a free coffee at Happy River Cafe) / $140 per term