Art and Craft

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    Crayons are an excellent material for early drawing experiences. For this activity you’ll need non-toxic crayons (we suggest crayons from the My First Crayola range) and paper.

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    Making hand and footprints is just as much fun for you as it is for your baby or toddler. Stamping your baby's paint-covered hands and feet provides an experience that also assists in their social development and sensory awareness.

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    Sand painting is an art form that has been practiced in many cultures, including Indigenous Australian communities. Playing with sand improves fine motor skills, and arts and crafts are always a good way to boost imagination and cognitive ability.

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    A windy day can provide ideal conditions for kite flying, as well as a good excuse to get outdoors and have some fun with your children.

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    Many cultures, including some of Australia’s Indigenous communities, have strong weaving traditions. Weaving is an activity which requires fine motor skills development, creativity and focus.

    Branch Weaving

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    Children love bubbles. Bubble art is an excellent activity that will have your kids amazed at the wonder of bubbles. When they finish they will have a beautiful piece of art to hang on the wall.

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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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In celebration of our 45th birthday, we’ve produced a fun, short video which we hope you enjoy. Thanks to all the playgroups and others who contributed to it.

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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