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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).

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    Singing nursery rhymes is a great way to introduce music into your baby’s life. Babies benefit from listening and watching others sing, developing their language skills.

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    Simple science experiments using kitchen and pantry items are fun to do and a great way to help your children learn. Young children are naturally curious and will thoroughly enjoy doing simple science experiments.

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    Magnets are fascinating objects, especially to children. Playing with magnets helps develop their cognitive and fine motor skills, and encourages their inquisitive nature.

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    Musical instruments can be lots of fun whilst allowing children to be creative and expressive, develop their musical awareness, as well as fine and gross motor, cognitive and social skills. Using natural materials can increase their creativity and awareness of their environment.

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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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    “Statues” is a fun game engaging children’s cognitive and physical functions. Children love to dance and they will surely enjoy playing this game.

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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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