A day for kids at the Jon Buckley Memorial Garden

Published: Sep. 10, 2022 at 4:07 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 NEWS NOW ) - Illinois Association of the Education of Young Children came together on Saturday to bring a soothing day in the park for children. There was sensory play, Segway rides, chalk for sidewalk art, yoga and more.

Dozens of people came out to enjoy the day. Yolanda Wallace of the Illinois AEYC said they put on the event to offer fun to children and show them some therapeutic and healing skills.

“We always talk about the tragedies that happen, the atrocities of the car accidents, the parents have been killed and left three kids. But there’s never any story about how the kids can be helped, what is available for the kids and we have some resources today for them,” Wallace said.

The Peoria Police Department also came with stickers for the kids.