Playgroups Returning after Covid-19
We know that being unable to join or attend a playgroup has been challenging for families since groups were suspended in March 2020. We also know that parents and caregivers are very concerned to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children. In light of the current levels of infection in the community, state and territory governments are beginning to implement a staged approach to the return of community life. Each state and territory will re-open activities at a time and in an order determined by them.
Playgroup Australia and its member state and territory playgroup organisations will continue to support playgroups and playgroup families to connect virtually through our Playgroup at Home and Virtual Playgroup initiatives. In addition, we are preparing to support playgroups to return to playgroup sessions.
Sustainable Play Month
Who else started a vegie patch during lockdown? Perhaps you had more time to repurpose, recycle and get creative with things you would usually throw out.
This month we encourage all in the playgroup community to keep looking for opportunities that involve the promotion of Important life skills. Such as planting and growing flowers and vegetables, cooking with fresh produce from your garden, and recycling or repurposing items from around the home or local community.
Through these everyday activities children will build their understanding and recognition of the importance of sustainable practice and respect for the natural world around them.
About Playgroup Australia
Playgroup Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1984 as the national representative body for playgroup organisations.
PALS Inclusive Playgroups
Starting early 2021, we’re calling on families and community groups to contribute to development of our new inclusive play program. Help us create the next generation of inclusive playgroups.
Playgroup at Home
Playgroup at Home is a national playgroup initiative which invites our community to share ideas for play, health and wellbeing, and to support opportunities for play from the comfort of home.
Ageless Play playgroups are bridging generational gaps to reduce isolation and ageism within local communities, by bringing communities together through play.
There are over 7500 Community Playgroups that usually meet weekly for up to two hours in venues such as community centres, halls, parks and homes of playgroup families.
PlayConnect Playgroups are designed for families of children aged 0-6 years who have unique needs associated with having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism-like characteristics in communication, behaviour or social skills.
PlayTogether is a two-year project aimed at promoting inclusivity and connection for people with disability through community playgroups.