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National Big Steps Day, which falls on Saturday November 17, is a day for families and the wider community to support the work of early childhood educators and the campaign for them to receive professional wages. Fun events full of family-friendly entertainment will be held in capital cities all over Australia, with the Sydney event taking place in Hyde Park North, near the Archibald Fountain. It will run from 10.30am to 1.30pm and there is no cost to attend.
Appearing on the day will be Rhys Muldoon, a Play School presenter, musician and children's author, who recently starred in Channel Nine's House Husbands. Aunty Wendy's Mob will be performing Indigenous children's songs and you can also see Tony the Magician or the Wild Aussies Water World Adventure Show, a puppet, dance and music show that will teach children about Australia's endangered animals.
Other entertainment in the jam-packed line-up includes Batucada Brasil, with their Latin American dance and drums, along with African Beat, who will hold a massive drumming class. Mr Incredibubble will also appear, as will the Kool Jarjums Dancers, from Weave Kool Kids Club.
There will also be face painting, arts and crafts stalls, children's book readings, Sports Fundamentals in soccer and basketball, Yoga Bubs, Camel Caravan stilt walkers and even a pram parade. You should wear something red, or support Big Steps as it supports early childhood educators and get yourself a t-shirt. You are welcome to bring along your own picnic for the event.
If you would like to attend the Big Steps Family Fun Day, you can register your attendance here.