NAIDOC lights up Ngallu Wal

Ngallu Wal is an integrated Aboriginal Child and family Centre and it went all out for NAIDOC 2017.

Our Playvan was at the event on 5 July with extra special activities – including dot painting – which proved extremely popular. There was a lot of talented, creative young minds at work on the day and some messy clothes!

As well as dot painting, the children had four jumping castles to enjoy (each one for a different age group) and they were treated to a wildlife talk with keepers from Featherdale Wildlife Park. The entertainment stage, featuring singing and traditional dancing, was a huge hit with everyone.

Family members who attended the event had access to all sorts of information stalls. Growing Potential’s Executive Manager Dylan Reynolds said he was delighted with the popularity of our Playvan, which was there to celebrate NAIDOC and this year’s ‘Our Language Matters’ theme.

Playvan visits Blacktown, Riverstone and Plumpton every week. The Playvan team are experts in delivering fun play-based activities that incorporate many different skills, for example, fine and gross motor. Playvan, together with our Growing Early Minds service, can help identify areas where children might be having difficulties and provide tips, strategies and resources to them learn, develop and reach their goals. We can also help families navigate the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).

“Playvan welcomes all children from birth to 6 years of age,” Dylan says. “Everyone can join in and the team is experienced at working with children who are with disability, at risk of developmental delay, or display challenging behaviour.”

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