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Baby Development

A baby is in continuous development from the moment they are born, and this is most visible in their first months of life. Each developmental stage can be divided in quarters: from zero to three months, from three to six months, from nine to 12 months. Every stage comes with its own challenges and rewards; knowing how to interact with your baby at different stages is important to their growth. 

Of course, play has a vital role in your baby's development, whether we are talking about motor skills or brain development.

In this section you can read about baby's development, learn how to teach your child different life lessons through play and how to help your child develop their socialisation skills from an early age.

Playgroup NSW is offering a free one year membership to all parents whose babies are under 12 months old.  Click here to learn more.

  • Carley Jones, Playgroup South Australia

    Mon 03-Apr-17

    Nature play is making a major comeback. It has so many developmental benefits and, of course, there’s also the element of having so much fun.

    Let’s take a look at the benefits nature play has to your baby’s development.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Thu 24-Nov-16

    Babies are instantly social, and their first impressions count.

    The earlier babies can enjoy rewarding relationships, the better their prospects to progress socially and emotionally, experts say.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Thu 24-Nov-16

    Pint-sized and unlicensed to walk and talk, a baby’s power to play can sometimes be overlooked – but don’t be deceived: babies are not only primed for fun and games, it’s vital to their development and well-being.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    Your baby or toddler can be your perfect resource for play ideas. Any activity can be fun to young children, and any type of play will allow them to acquire new skills. As a parent, you are your child’s favourite playmate.

    Here are our top tips on how to make play fun for you and your child:

  • Raising Children Network

    Fri 11-Nov-16

    Lots of time spent playing, talking, listening, smiling and interacting with you helps your baby learn skills for life, like communicating, thinking, solving problems and interacting with others. But more than this, play is a great relationship builder. Spending time playing with your baby sends a simple message – you are important to me. This message helps children learn about who they are and where they fit in the world.

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Playgroup of the Month

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There are so many amazing playgroups all over NSW it’s hard to pick a focus group each month!  We decided to draw your attention to Oatley West 1 playgroup this month, simply because we found it so amazing.

Their story will inspire you- so get comfortable, grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started…

Play Activities

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Slime is so amazing: one minute it melts into your hands and the next it is rock-solid. Your child will hardly be able to contain themselves at the excitement of getting their little hands dirty with this gooey substance.

Latest News

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News Release: Playgroup NSW announces arrival of major initiative for families with babies

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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