Record number present to Jump N' Jive

Ngura Yadurirn Children and Family Centre came together with Save the Children to host a special 'Jump N' Jive' session at the Ceduna Memorial Hall earlier this month.

The hall was buzzing, with a record number of 57 children present up to five years of age.

The day was a great community event that provided opportunities for children to practice their gross motor (large physical) skills in a safe, fun and challenging environment.

Ngura Yadurirn's occupational therapist Alysha Parsons said this sort of activity was important for development in young children.

"Movement helps children grow physically strong and stay healthy," she said.

"It also helps children develop great thinking and communication skills."

Additional activities for the children to enjoy on the day included face painting, making sensory bags to take home, a shared fruit time and the chance to sing together.

The playgroup runs every Thursday during the school term at Ngura Yadurirn from 9.30am.