There is something for all ages as part of this year’s Milbi Festival, with Milbi Kids in the Park to be hosted at Lake Ellen, providing a hands-on learning experience for the region’s youngest residents.
The event will feature free turtle-themed activities for children aged up to five years, as they engage in talking, reading, singing and playing.
Children will participate in activities and hear stories to teach them more about the local freshwater turtles and join in the eye spy scavenger hunt adventure.
Council’s Youth Librarian Jaala Beauchamp said the event would be relaxed and fun, providing the chance for parents and their children to spend time together and continue learning through play.
“Parents will be able to access play items and special stories for their children, with a relaxed storytime to be hosted as part of the activity,” Jaala said.
“Play and stories are vital to a child’s development and this is a perfect opportunity for families to have fun with their little one.”
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said it would be a great learning opportunity for young children and their parents.
“I encourage parents with young children in our community to take part in the Milbi kids in the park event, with a number of fantastic resources and learning opportunities on offer,” Cr Learmonth said.
“Thank you to First 5 Forever which has assisted in supporting this activity through the supply of resources to help foster a supportive learning environment for our little ones.”
Families are encouraged to bring along their own picnic blanket and wear appropriate sun protection.
You can find out more information about the event here.
This event is proudly support by First 5 Forever, an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.
Date: Monday 1 November
Time: 9.30 – 10.30am
Location: Lake Ellen, Baldwin Swamp Environment Park