Structured vs Unstructured Play
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Play is more than just fun, it's the key to your child's healthy development.
One of the greatest joys of being a parent is seeing your child grow and develop while watching them play, observing them take delight in mastering new skills and making new friends as they play.
Play is more than just fun however; it’s the key to healthy development. From birth, it’s how babies and children learn. It’s how they work out who they are, test their strengths and boundaries, and discover how the world works and where they fit in.
A Helping Hand
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Playgroup provides a welcoming place and vital support for parents who suffer postnatal depression.
Attending a new Playgroup for the first time can be daunting: as with any new situation, there are nerves and a feeling of self-consciousness. But for someone suffering postnatal depression, just getting out the door with a baby (and all the associated baby paraphernalia) can feel completely overwhelming, let alone getting to Playgroup.
This is one of the many reasons why being inclusive at your Playgroup is so important.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The end of the Playgroup year is a very special time for children, especially those that may be moving on to school the following year. Many of these children have been with their Playgroup family since they were small babies. It is a time to recognise and share how much they have accomplished, the friendships they have made and the next steps in their lives. Here are some ideas for your final weeks at Playgroup.