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Parent and toddler group at East Ham Salvation Army

Mya Stubbs, 2 plays in the pretend kitchen at Toddlers Play Group. Mya Stubbs, 2 plays in the pretend kitchen at Toddlers Play Group.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
11:39 AM

A parent and toddler group met at the Salvation Army in Wakefield Street, where organisers say fun “breaks down barriers”.

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Around 30 children painted pictures, played with clay and sand, and prepared dishes at a pretend kitchen on Tuesday, January 28.

The two-session weekly event is run by Majors Jean and Tony Button, who charge just 50p per family and provide fruit and drinks.

Major Button said: “Everyone is very friendly. We get people from all religions.

“It’s good to provide somewhere for mums and children to go before they can start school.”

He added: “It breaks done barriers between races and religions as everyone plays together.

“All the adults come and just join in.”

The Buttons also run a messy play group on Fridays.

For more information call 02084721488.

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