Activities

  • Playgroup NSW

    Wed 28-Jun-17

    Winter can become a challenging season when it comes to finding new fun play ideas for your child. Those cold and chilly days may present a creativity block for parents.

    But there is no such thing as getting bored on a winter’s day, as long as you are armed with play ideas, you and your child will still have lots of fun.

    Here are some fun play ideas to revive your winter routine.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Tue 27-Jun-17

    Children love stories!

    They are drawn to heroic characters, adventure, exploration and magic. It’s childhood in a nutshell.

    Once children become immersed in a story they will transpose it to their play. This type of play is called imaginative play, also referred to as “pretend play” or “role play”.

    Catherine Sewell, Play Thinker in Residence at Playgroup NSW offers a few great ideas you can try to include stories in your child’s imaginative play.

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Fri 28-Oct-16

    There is no such thing as a “right age” to potty train your child. Whether you decide to go nappy-free at 18 months or four years, the best decision is whatever suits you and your child. Postponing it for too long, however, can limit your child’s independence. When you decide to turn nappies into history, these tips may come in handy. 

  • Playgroup NSW

    Mon 17-Oct-16

    Is your child telling you they are bored or is your toddler showing signs of boredom? One of the best ways to entertain a bored child is to take them outside. The outdoors offer endless possibilities for having fun. It’s also a healthy alternative to playing in the house.

    Here are some of the things you can do with your toddler, without having to leave your neighbourhood.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Thu 29-Sep-16

    Listening to stories is a new experience for your child, and it may be a new experience for you, too. Here are a few pieces of ways to make the activity fun and interactive.

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Playgroup of the Month

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We value all our playgroups and their amazing stories. This is why, each month, we want you to meet one of them, hopefully their stories will inspire you.

This month, the focus is on Arcadia Playgroup. The determination of this special group of people will surely inspire you.

Play Activities

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Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).

Featured Video

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With funding from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Playgroup NSW, is piloting a special playgroup for refugee families in South West Sydney.  We are running this playgroup in partnership with SSI (Settlement Services International), NSW’s largest settlement agency and service provider to new humanitarian arrivals and asylum seekers.

Featured Article

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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

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