I had always wanted to have a playgroup for kids but I can’t find a venue and also parents who are interested. Furthermore I’m not sure if I can handle too. I get to know the word 'playgroup' from reading one of the mummy's blog.
When lil prince was young, I wanted him to join a playgroup to have fun but then we didn’t have the time and also most of the playgroups location are quite far. Hence, this idea was set aside from my mind for quite some time.
Last week, I had a small craft session for the kids in the playground. But what I didn’t expect was a big crowd! I cut some colour papers and printed out some fruits picture (simple ones) to let the kids do some pasting. It’s more like paper mosaic (sorry, not sure what's it is called). I was surprised when some kids walked over and join our group. At first I thought only a few kids will join in my craft session (kids whom I often see in the playground). I was only estimating about five kids but it turn out to be 10 of them. Luckily I printed extra copies of the fruit pictures.
I also brought down some old newspaper so that the kids won’t get dirty by sitting on the floor. Among the fruits I printed was cherries, banana, leave, apple and carrot. Some even did a few pieces. Seems like they enjoyed this activity in the park!
As for myself, I had a great time and what I enjoyed most was to see the enthusiasm in each and everyone of the kids while they were doing the craft. The best reward for this activity was the smile them after they have completed their simple craft. It was just priceless!
p/s : After the session ended, the kids even help me to clean up the mess and not forgetting their manners, each of them say the magic word to me "Thank You, Aunty". I guess you not only see the kids smiling faces, you also get to see my happy face!
I am also starting to think if I should have another round of playgroup session?