Precious playtime priceless

It makes Gavin Paterson’s day to spend an hour of two at the Felltimber playgroup with his grandson Arthur Huzzey. Picture: TARA GOONAN
It makes Gavin Paterson’s day to spend an hour of two at the Felltimber playgroup with his grandson Arthur Huzzey. Picture: TARA GOONAN

GRANDPARENTS often don’t witness the special moments of a child’s first steps and words — but some can be there to help them make their first friends.

Gavin Paterson says the Felltimber Community Centre’s grandparents playgroup is a great way to spend precious time with his one-year-old grandson Arthur Huzzey.

“It’s a chance to see a grandchild interact and rewarding to see them learn how to share,” he said.

Helen Finemore said she appreciates the chance to paint and draw with one-year-old Keyver Finemore.

Wodonga Council’s Debbie Mackinlay said with more oldies minding tots, the group was a good chance for them to socialise with other grandparents and offer support and be given some themselves.

The group is held at the centre fortnightly on Wednesday mornings.

You can attend by phoning (02) 6043 4550.