Fun Palaces is about educational play for children aged 5 and under and their parents. The event was organised by the Toowoomba Regional Library with C & K and first5forever, who explained that the lessons of a child's formative years stay with a person throughout their lifetime.
Lots of fun activities were presented around the village green adjacent to the library. Each play area was a 'fun palace' where little ones could enjoy the outdoor setting with mum, dad or a caregiver. Creative play options included: art and craft, golf ball slides, tepee and toys and catching plastic fish in a pond.
The C&K (childcare and kindergarten) were happy to see dad's enjoying bonding time with their children. An extensive range of workshop days are offered by the library. Children were learning hand-eye coordination and explored their creativity with colourful activities.
A happy father and child bonding by the tepee.
Bee Bot Story Time, Story Time with a Modern Twist had a cosy nook in which to tell stories with BeeBot robots. The idea is for children to learn the basics of coding and robotics. Bee Bot will be back at the library on 6 and 20 November 2017. They are endorsed by the Queensland Government.
Fun Palaces is in its second year and hoping to play on for many more. The event was appreciated by the families in attendance, in spite of threatening rain clouds, which did put a damper on later in the event. No worries, the library (cnr Herries & Ruthven Sts) was open for business and there's always the children's book section.