Grandparents Day Celebrations at Kidderminster’s Little Trinity Nursery

Children at Little Trinity Nursery in Kidderminster celebrated Grandparents Day by talking and thinking about why their grandparents are so very special.

In the UK Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in October and is a wonderful opportunity to show grandparents on both sides of their families just how much their grandchildren love them.

Nursery manager, Gaynor Carter, said: “Celebrating special occasions is a lovely opportunity for the children as they can focus on and talk about their grandparents, their nans, granddads, nonnas, gramps, nannies and pops and what makes them so very special to the children.

“Grandparents Day is a positive way to involve the children in thinking about how important their grandparents are to them, to talk about what they like doing with them such as playing games and going to the park, as well as talking about their strengths, hearing about their memories and to learn from the vast amount of information and guidance older people, their grandparents, can offer to their children’s children.”

During the week they made picture poems for their grandparents which will then go home at the end of the week. With 72 children taking part in this year’s Grandparents Day activities, Little Trinity Nursery works to ensure every child is stimulated through group activities which are designed to both nurture and support children as they grow, with creative play helping to develop fine motor skills, hand and eye co-ordination and develop interaction with others.

Added Miss Carter: “Grandparents are an invaluable resource because they have so many stories and experiences from their own lives that they can share.

“Children will quite often listen to grandparents even when they are not listening to parents or other important adults in their lives. Grandparents also offer an important link to a child's family history and cultural heritage.”