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Throwing a party for your toddler?


Themed parties are so much fun for your birthday toddler and their guests. Construction play, and playing pretend (insert your toddler’s favourite cartoon character, animal, sport, etc. here) are natural steps in their development at this age. Combine a few themed effects and a bucket of bricks, and you’re guaranteed to keep your young party guests happy.

Visit LEGO.com/family/birthday-party to learn how to easily make building activities a part of any themed birthday party. You can also download activities such as colour-your-own party hats and banners. 

Welcome to a World of Creative Play

Playgroup NSW and LEGO® DUPLO® are both committed to supporting learning through play. We believe that imagination and creative play is one of life's most important skills; a skill that needs to be nurtured and preserved.

Playgroup NSW and DUPLO have teamed up to help affiliated playgroups discover learning through play with DUPLO bricks. We want to give playgroups access to a world of endless play, learning and creativity, where together, we let imagination grow, to make sure that it's not forgotten - but celebrated.

This initiative is all about discovering, creating and using social media to share your playgroup’s DUPLO creations and create engagement. Over the coming months, we'll share plenty of fun DUPLO activities, play tips and loads of competitions and giveaways so your playgroup can continue to grow your creative toolbox. The more interaction and engaging posts your playgroup shares via social media, the greater the chance of winning.

Make sure you check back here frequently for inspiration, play tips and more DUPLO fun. We look forward to sharing the fun DUPLO experiences with you!

What is DUPLO?

LEGO DUPLO toys are the preschool offering from the LEGO brand and are specially designed for children aged one and a half to five years.

Double the size of LEGO bricks. DUPLO bricks are perfect for small hands and growing imaginations. The chunky, brightly coloured bricks are perfect for developing early construction skills and special decorated bricks provide great talking point and teachable movements between adult and child as they play. DUPLO bricks are designed specially to be safe and fun for little hands, and DUPLO figures and vehicles inspire hours of role-play fun!

Find out more on LEGO.com/DUPLO

How do DUPLO products encourage learning through play?

We know that imagination is an important life skill, especially for preschool children, DUPLO offers a creative play experience that support just that; imagination.

The LEGO DUPLO system of play is versatile at its core with a variety of bricks, figures, and other elements - the perfect toolbox of inspiration in order for children to foster and unleash creative skills, helping them grow to become more confident, curious and resourceful.

Did you know...

  • Building with LEGO DUPLO bricks helps your child develop his or her concentration skills
  • When children play with LEGO DUPLO they begin to build their numeracy skills and vocabulary - like longer than, taller than and smaller than.
  • You can wash LEGO DUPLO bricks in 40 degree warm water with a mild detergent to clean them.

Take a look at the imaginative play from our playgroups: 


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Why start a playgroup?

  • You would like to transition a mother’s group or new parent’s group to a playgroup

If your local mother’s or new parent’s group is interested in continuing to meet as your children get older, forming a playgroup is a great option.

Often parents will find it difficult to continue to meet at cafes or in similar environments once children are older and more active. Playgroup provides a dedicated space for children to play, allowing parents to continue to connect.

  • There is no local playgroup

If you don’t have a playgroup close to home, why not consider starting one? Not only is this more convenient for local parents, it also helps bring communities together.

  • You would like to focus on a language, culture or particular interest

Playgroup NSW provides a range of special interest playgroups including culturally specific playgroups, grandparent’s playgroups, LGBTI playgroups and disability-focused playgroups. If you’re looking for a playgroup with a special interest or focus, we can help you start one.

Interested in starting a playgroup? Playgroup NSW can help you get started.

There are 10 steps involved in starting a playgroup:

  1. Find interested families
  2. Identify the playgroup’s purpose
  3. Select a day of the week and time
  4. Choose an appropriate location
  5. Identify play activities
  6. Select toys and equipment
  7. Establish policies and guidelines
  8. Join Playgroup NSW
  9. Identify costs
  10. Get started!

To read more about each of these steps, read our guide on How to Start a Playgroup.

Playgroup NSW are here to help you at all stages of the process

Playgroup NSW offers a membership package with insurance coverage designed specifically for playgroups.

Contact us if you:

  • Want to start a playgroup
  • Want to affiliate an existing playgroup with Playgroup NSW
  • Already run a playgroup that has adequate insurance coverage and would like to access some of the services provided by Playgroup NSW

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