Playgroup at Home
Playgroup Australia has taken playgroups online to continue creating a village through play.
Playgroup at Home is a national playgroup initiative which invites families, playgroup volunteers, children’s educators, entertainers and authors to share ideas for play, health and wellbeing, and to support opportunities to reduce the impact of isolation across our community.
Together, we can create a safe and engaging space where everyone can play, share, connect and grow. Join your local Playgroup at Home community on facebook and discover inspiration for craft, imaginative play, outdoor play, physical play, sensory play, literacy and numeracy, health and wellbeing, and much more. Discover your Playgroup at Home village.
Simply being in nature offers amazing sensory stimulation as well as health benefits. At playgroup, we don’t think the seasons should impact how much time children experience outside. No matter the season, dress them appropriately and encourage them to play outside and make their own fun!
Give children the freedom and security to explore, get dirty and take risks at their pace. Through nature playgroups, you can rediscover your childhood with your own children and help them to connect with endless new experiences.
Outdoor learning environments stimulate the diversity of children’s play experience and contribute to their healthy development across several developmental domains. Including physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language, cognition, communication skills and resilience.
So embrace all seasons outdoors to provide new and exciting opportunities to learn and discover with your children. Plants, trees, colours, edible gardens, sand, rocks, dirt, mud, water, moss, bugs and insects – should all take centre stage in early childhood development!