The benefits of Big Porridge & Play Online!
Our Big Porridge & Play Online sessions are more than just a couple of hours of great fun! By taking part in all sorts of creative, joyful activities, the children are then inspired to play and imagine at home long after the sessions are finished – which has been particularly useful during the lockdown.
It’s also meant they have been able to play imaginative games with other children who they might not otherwise have met, getting the benefits of socialising, making new friends and learning to play imaginatively with others. And for the parents, they’ve provided a fantastic way to feel less isolated by seeing other parents, carers and families and feeling part of something, especially by joining our network and getting access to our welcoming Children and Families Facebook group.
P.S. Our local community sessions go one step further, as you’ll also meet families who live close-by, and connect in the community Facebook group! At the moment, we’re about to start sessions for families in Ruchill and Milton. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more!
During the sessions we do things like…
🚶 Fun and energetic warm-up games to get us all moving
🎲 Sing songs and play games using our Lickety Playcards as inspiration
😎 Dressing up with things we find around our houses, so we can transform ourselves into crazy new characters
🔮 Using our imagination to take a trip together, using our imaginary balloons or magic ball, and tell everyone what we see – we’ve been to Mercury, Mars, underwater carnivals, Marshmallow Land, Robot Land and so many more magical places!
🖍️ Encourage everyone to draw pictures for our Lickety Gallery – see opposite for just some of the fantastic drawings we receive!