Kangaroo playgroup runs all through the year, but we are just coming into the sunny season, with a gorgeous day expected tomorrow. We are celebrating the start of the Summer with a new programme of activities and discussion topics at Kangaroo – all of them on a natural and attachment parenting theme. We will also have new opening times of 10.30 – 12.45. Most families bring a picnic lunch to have around 12pm.
Each week we will try to have a different topic, which will centre around the sandpit area from around 11am. With traditional Kangaroo style, we will keep things fluid and just follow the interest of the adults, and kids! Children and parents don’t have to join in with the discussions or activities, free play will continue throughout.
As you may know if you’ve been before, we don’t have many toys at Kangaroo. We find that this set up is great for encouraging the children to respond imaginatively to the garden, which is rich in natural playthings. It also encourages positive interaction between the children, who don’t have to compete for ride on tractors.
Kangaroo is also now going to host the Oxford nappy free baby group, held once a month, now the last wednesday in the month. Details on the oxfordnappyfree website.
We have started organising low key gardening projects for the children. Last week they sowed peas, and this week it will be carrots. Another idea would be to set up water play. Don’t forget your spare clothes! Other activity and topic ideas always welcomed.
We hope that Kangaroos will become a great resource for Oxfordshire attached parents!
Kangaroos is back to the usual time of 10am till 12.45.
Please note, there will be no Kangaroos at Barracks Lane on 4 April or 11 April.
Kangaroo is normally open from 10 am to 1 pm, but when the temperature is very cold indeed, we open only from 11 to 12.30.
Note that Kangaroo is closed on the following days: 4th April, 11th April, 6th June.
Anyone who wants to help in the rota of opening and closing the garden please contact Dai on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see here to find out about Kangaroo Playgroup.
To find out about the group – when and where we meet and the ideas we share – start by clicking ‘About Kangaroo Playgroup’ from the menu above or to the right.
Hosted by ‘Wild About Plants.org.uk’ this summer workshop will feature sowing seeds, telling stories and doing craft activities as ways to explore the garden. It will run in ‘Kangaroo time’ from 10 – 12 on Wednesday August 18th. Please contact Guin on email@example.com if you’re interested in coming along so she can gauge how many might be there. Thanks.
We meet every Wednesday from 10am – 1pm at the Community Gardens on Barracks Lane. We have the use of both the garden and the yurt. The suggested donation is £1 per adult which goes towards the garden.
Directions on the website here: http://www.barrackslanegarden.org.uk/visitors.htm – there is a Google map and also a hand drawn map.
You can check for announcements on the firstname.lastname@example.org group, but recently the regulars have been there every week come rain or shine!
Kangaroo Playgroup is a social group for mums, dads, other carers and little ones who are interested in or practising natural parenting. It aims to provide a forum to socialise, play and share skills in a friendly and informal setting. Come and learn about natural parenting by watching other parents who are doing it!
We meet up regularly in a variety of venues – details of meetings are discussed on the Oxford Attachment Parenting Yahoo Chatgroup and posted on the website. Where necessary we ask for a contribution towards venue hire costs (usually £1 suggested donation per family).
We’re not all hippies, though some of us have been known to wear sandals or eat the odd lentil. Whether you’re a seasoned natural parent or are just dipping your toe in the water, we’d be glad to welcome you and your little one!
Find out more about Natural Parenting, and Kangaroo Playgroup here!