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 The “floss” gets toddlers and elderly dancing together

The “floss” gets toddlers and elderly dancing together

By 12th April, 2019 Press Releases Comments Off

TODDLERS have been teaching care home residents how to “floss” – a viral dance craze that swept the world last year.

The three-year-olds from The Oval Childcare Day Nursery, on Green Lane, in Stockton-on-Tees, were taking part in intergenerational activities when they started demonstrating the dance.

They were visiting Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, Thornaby, where residents were eager to have a go.

Alongside dancing, the children sang with residents, with “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands” being a favourite of both groups.

They also created Easter pictures, which the children gave to residents to keep.

One of the residents involved in the activities, Eunice “May” Small took the children on a tour of the home, showing them some of her favourite places.

May, 78, said: “The children are just wonderful. I took them all around the home to meet everyone and we sang along the way. I can’t wait to see them again.”

Sarah Robinson, activities coordinator at Mandale House Care Home, said: “The residents get so much from the children visiting and look forward to them every time. They especially like singing along with the children.”

Tracy Mclone, manager of Oval Nursery, said: “The children really enjoyed their time at Mandale.

“We are working hard to build community links for the nursery and welcome the chance to bring two generations together.”