SUNBURY'S music therapy program Kidz Unplugged isn't just about giving children an opportunity to listen to music.
Co-ordinator Hazel McKay, who has been involved with the Uniting Church program since it started nine years ago, says: "It's a little musical group where the kids get to sing, jump and hop around. Many kids come because of the music and it allows them and their parents to meet new people.
"We also have some kids with disabilities who have been recommended to come.
"It gives them a chance to interact with kids their age and other kids with disabilities."
Ms McKay said among those who had attended the program were a child who was blind and another who couldn't walk.
The program incorporates social and developmental activities for children up to five.
Ms McKay said the program was also important for parents.
"The parents stay during the session and have morning tea afterwards.
"We've had parents at the sessions who have moved from overseas and speak little English and they come to meet people."
She said up to 50 children a week attended the three sessions, offered on Tuesday mornings, at St Andrews Uniting Church in Sunbury.