WeePlay Wednesday - A play morning for kids and their grown ups.
Introducing our new Wednesday morning session for little ones, WeePlay Wednesday. Designed for families with children under school age, WeePlay Wednesday is a fun, educational, sensory, creative, and explorative play session. Similar to a traditional playgroup, but with a Flying Fox Studios creative twist.
Our weekly WeePlay Wednesday session is scheduled from 10am to 11:30am each Wednesday morning during the school term, and will be facilitated by two of our wonderful educators Marnie and Marianne.
Each week our theme will change, and our educators will encourage children and adults to participate together in fun experiences.
Sessions are drop in, low cost ($5 per family) and use some of our fantastic non consumable resources, such as blocks, sand, water play, parachute play, ice, puppets and more.
How is WeePlay Wednesday different to enrolling in a term program?
WeePlay Wednesday is very different to our Kindermusik, Art, and Fox Blocks classes for under school age kids. In our enrolled term programs, all classes are teacher led in every activity, with specific educational and learning outcomes in each and every lesson. A class environment is completely a different experience for children than a free play session.
In a WeePlay Wednesday session, activity stations will be set in various locations around our studio. Our lead educators will be in the background, and will set up and pack away each activity station. They will encourage you (as carer) as you take inspiration from our set up and enjoy a special time with your child.
Our teachers are simply there to inspire your play, and provide some wonderful resources for you to enjoy together. We use non consumable resources, and play time is open ended and unstructured. There is also a story time each week to close our session.
Why have we created this session?
We believe that strong, supportive, and creative communities make an ideal village in which to raise our kids. We also know how crucial social and unstructured play is in the cognitive development of a child.
Over the many years we have been working in the area of specialised extracurricular children's activities, our society has changed significantly. With the increasing availability of handheld technology, and screen entertainment, in our extremely busy lives it can be hard to stop and just play. We have been observers to a change in the way adults and very young children play together, and would like to offer an additional opportunity for a dedicated play time together.
What age is WeePlay Wednesday best suited for? WeePlay Wednesday is designed for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown ups. Differentiated age appropriate activity options will be available for different stages.
Can I book in advance? No, this activity is designed as both casual and drop drop in. We do have a cap on the number of children who can attend each week, so we recommend arriving early to join the session.
Do you offer this session any other day?
No. WeePlay Wednesday is a session we have chosen to include at our studio as our response to a need we see within our local area. This session is subsidised each and every week through funds from our small children's creative shop, as well as our core business of creative extracurricular children's education. Our teachers are professional educators, are not volunteers, and as such one session a week is all our funds allow for. Shop small and local really does make a difference!