The Northern Territory news Mon 22 Jun 2015
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MONDAY JUNE 22 2015 SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN FEATURE 31 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA totally rad Skate Comp at Jingili Skate Park. Put the craft in Carnevale and make your very own flag bunting. Using the recycled pages from old childrens picture books you will be able to make your next party even better with some old favourite characters and a little crafty know-how. Whatever you do, dont miss out on the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, the Monkeys drum up business Join monkeys Congo and Bongo as they sing and dance their way through exciting adventures EMBRACE the spirit of Carnevale at City of Darwin libraries these school holidays with lots of festive activities to keep yours kids occupied. Theres mask making, bunting, Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard, the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, movie nights and more. There are fantastic workshops and activities and Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim said she was thrilled with the funpacked program. Our holiday programs are interesting and filled with fun and this one could be the best yet, Ms Fong Lim said. Come try your luck at the digital strength meter a modern re-imagining of the old carnival classic, get up close with some of your favourite, real life farm animals and dont forget LAUNCHs greatest travelling show in the tropics. Join monkeys Congo and Bongo as they sing and dance their way through exciting adventures and ask the audience along for the ride. If thats not enough to keep you entertained, get your smartphones ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Using Googles simple DIY design, turn a piece of cardboard and your smartphone into the ultimate virtual reality headset. Explore new worlds in immersive virtual reality 3D. All workshops are free and open to City of Darwin Library members aged five to 12. Children aged under eight must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential for some workshops. Visit darwin.nt.gov.au/ libraries for more information. Dont miss out on the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, the greatest travelling show in the tropics Balancing play, relaxation and learning skills IT can be tough during the school holidays to find a place that is safe, educational, recreational, and challenging for children. Children have just completed a school term and they need some time during the holidays to recharge their batteries. Luckily, Territory Childcare Group offers a range of school holiday options. Bees Creek vacation care provides an affordable, challenging service for primary school age children. The staff are aware of the need to balance the program so that children experience activities which include time to take it easy and learn a new craft such as knitting or model making, or a more physical game of hand ball. Darwin Family Day Care also offers vacation care. The groups are small and the trained educators offer a range of activities that are tailored to the interest of the children in care. Maggie Dent, an Australian inspirational speaker and author on childhood issues, has written much on resilience and how to develop resilience in children. TCGs programs are designed to assist children develop resilience. Developing resilience is all about feeling safe, getting along with others at home and in the community, and knowing and feeling comfortable about who you are. The staff at Bees Creek Out of School Hours care will enhance your childs journey on becoming resilient through activities including sports, games, creative acts, dance, drama, and cooking. All activities and experiences encourage children to try new experiences, build friendships, learn life skills, solve problems, practice social skills and feel happy, safe and relaxed. Children are supported by warm, experienced staff who work in partnership with families and encourage community involvement. A written description of the planned program of daily activities is displayed along with photographs on the display board. The aim is to create an environment that promotes free choice while offering various structured activities based on the importance of interpersonal and intrapersonal development of the crucial phase of middle childhood development. The program is based on the needs of all children and staff to respond to their ideas when constructing the program. TCG also provides other childcare options including Darwin Family Day Care and Murraya Childrens Centre. Darwin Family Day Care offers flexible, quality, smallgroup care for children in a home environment and is available in the Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas. Murraya Childrens Centre, located in Leanyer, is an innovative early learning centre catering for children from birth to five years. The centre is dedicated to providing high-quality education and care for young children with a focus on the natural environment. If you are looking for affordable, quality childcare or are interested in becoming a Family Day Care care provider call Territory Child Care Group on 8920 0600. Free school holiday fun at Darwin Waterfront Free school holiday activities each weekday from 10am commencing Monday 22 June to Friday 17 July 2015. Infatable pony racing on Mondays Hyper the Clown craft workshops on Tuesdays Kids yoga on Wednesdays Karate on Thursdays Waterslides on Fridays All activities are free and no bookings required. Free flm under the stars - Frozen (PG) Saturday 27 June, 6.30pm for 7pm start Frozen is a comedy adventure with great songs, great characters and great heart. Pack a picnic or enjoy takeaway dinner specials available on the night from Darwin Waterfront restaurants. Movie goers are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm to secure a spot on the lawns. Bring a picnic blanket or chair for seating. No alcohol or glass. For event information visit www.waterfront.nt.gov.au orlike Darwin Waterfront on Facebook.