IT IS often said that the early years of life are the most important for learning.
With that in mind, the annual Griffith Children’s Festival has become a valuable event for local families.
Besides the usual fun, free activities such as a jumping castle, face painting, sand play, balloons, a sausage sizzle, and a merry-go-round, preschools, early childhood services and primary schools will be on hand to provide information.
The Griffith Children’s Festival, presented by Griffith Combined Children Services Advisory Committee, will be held tomorrow in Memorial Park from 9am to 12.30pm.
Event coordinator Margaret Andreazza from Griffith Connections said the idea was to allow families to come out and enjoy a range of free activities while finding out what services are offered in Griffith.
“This year we have a special guest in children’s author Caroline Tuohey, who will do a reading from her book Climb during the festival,” Mrs Andreazza said.
“And this year we have invited primary schools along too because early childhood is right up to year 2.
“It will be a good chance for them to use it to attract new enrolments. Some of the primary schools will be there.”
The festival has been running in Griffith for more than 20 years and helps celebrate Children’s Week.