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If you are celebrating Playgroup or organising a Playgroup Open Day during the month of March, register below.
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Join us on social media to help connect families in your community this National Playgroup Week. Throughout March we will be sharing photos, stories and play activities from Playgroup events our across our channels. Tag #NPGW2021 for a chance to be featured.
The Importance of Play
Playgroup Australia was established as a way to connect families and communities through play.
Everyday at playgroup, children, parents and caregivers play, share, connect and grow. Experiences at playgroup help shape early childhood development, ignite early brain connections and encourage learning through discovery – all which have positive outcomes for early education and school readiness. But Play offers more than that.
Early childhood experiences and brain development, support a foundation for healthy mental and physical wellbeing throughout life. For parents and caregivers, Playgroup teaches playful parenting and communication skills to support, engage and inspire closer connections with your child and community.
The positive impacts of play at Playgroup have lasting impacts for future generations and the economy.
“Play provides an outlet for curiosity, information about the physical world, a safe way to deal with anxiety and social relationships. In the long run, play serves children’s inner needs, hopes and aspirations.”
– Magda Gerber
“Play is an essential part of early learning. It is the lifeblood of the learning process. As children play, they are developing the cognitive, socio-emotional and physical skills they will need to take them into a successful adulthood. It’s not just play, they are skills for life!”
– MHC Early Childhood Solutions
“Play is the highest form of learning.”
– Albert Einstein