Parents and Toddlers

The St John’s Parent and Toddler Group meets in the Spire Café every

Friday 10 – 11.30am TERM TIME ONLY

Playtime, storytime and refreshments for Mums, Dads, Grandparents, other carers and childminders – all are welcome to bring along children aged 0 to 4 years.

It is often said that having a good old sing song lifts your spirits. Well, it certainly does at our church Toddler Group!

During every session we have time for a short story and then we hand out the fluffy animal hand puppets. The crocodile and dinosaur are very popular with the children, especially the boys. Whilst the adults prefer Sooty and Sweep and a big fluffy parrot that makes a noise when you open its beak! Then we launch into a hearty set of songs which could include ‘The wheels on the bus’, ‘Sing a song of sixpence’ and ‘Humpty Dumpty’. Once warmed up this can lead onto more energetic songs such as ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’ and on a sunny day our favourite is ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside’.

Our wonderful helper Steph is now so good at the singing sessions she can multi-task by handing out biscuits and doing the actions to ‘I am the music man’! What warmth and joy there is as everyone of all ages sing and wave their hands around together.

We always finish off with our favourite song that everyone knows by heart as we sing it every session. ‘I am special, yes I am and I know God loves me’. Recently we added an extra verse ‘We are special, yes we are and we know God loves us’ as we all join in the song together.

Do come and join in the fun. We meet in the Spire Café on Fridays 10.00 am to 11.30 am.

The cost is £1 per family with one child. There is no need to book in advance, just come along and try it for yourself.

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