Playgroup of the Month: Auburn Friendship Garden Playgroup

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Thu 12-Apr-18

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The Friendship Garden Playgroup aims to support families, from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds who have pre-school aged children.

 

This month, we’re celebrating nature play with Auburn Friendship Garden Playgroup.

The Friendship Garden Playgroup aims to support families, from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds who have pre-school aged children. 

Every Wednesday, this playgroup meets at the Auburn Centre of the Community. They bring together mums, dads, carers, grandparents and children of all ages, all excited to enjoy some fresh air in thegarden connecting with nature and learning to appreciate its value. 

Diversity is their middle name

At Auburn Friendship Garden Playgroup, you’ll find a welcoming multicultural community. Local families, newcomers and foreigners are warmly welcomed with their children to join and become part of their friendly playgroup. Ultimately, they learn to make friends in a safe environment, share their experience and socialise with their peers.

The parents enjoy seeing their children interacting with one another, children of different ages and nationalities. It’s a beautiful thing to watch!

“I’ve been coming to [this] playgroup with my son (4 years old) since the beginning of last year,” says one of the mums who attends Auburn Friendship Garden. “We absolutely love it! There are always so many exciting things happening here. My son is always so excited to come here, there's so much for him to do. He loves exploring the garden and he is generally happy to be here.”

You, your child and nature play

How amazing is the idea of a playgroup in the garden?

This group provides an unforgettable experience to all its members, while giving the little ones an amazing opportunity to explore nature’s wonders. They believe it’s never too early to start teaching your child to enjoy and engage with nature play.

Spending quality outdoor time in the garden creates a sense of ownership for the children, a place where they can safely explore, develop and learn to look after the environment.

Ready? Steady? Explore!

There’s no time to get bored when planting, watering plants, harvesting or playing with sand. Here, children are encouraged to play in the garden and explore the magical outdoor with different meaningful nature play activities every week.

Nature play is safe exploratory play at Auburn Friendship Garden Playgroup.

Here are a few of their children’s favourite play activities:

  • arts and crafts

  • fun outdoor play activities

  • fabulous outdoor water activities

  • singing with their carers

  • sensory workshops

 

 The Auburn Garden Playgroup enjoys plenty of motor play activities, which focus on teaching children how to develop their gross and fine motor skills by creating one-of-a-kind jewellery from recycled materials.

Once in a while

The Auburn Friendship Garden Festival held by the Auburn Friendship Garden Playgroup was an amazing opportunity for parents to enjoy nature with their little ones while celebrating diversity, inclusion and friendship.

Some of the most enjoyed activities at their Garden Festival event were:

  • gardening

  • re-purpose art making activities

  • candle making

  • sensory activities

  • koolam floor decorations

 

Do you want to join Auburn Friendship Garden Playgroup?

Auburn Friendship Garden Playgroup believes in developing a safe and friendly environment where parents and carers from different nationalities and ethnicities can come together and share their experiences. Their goal is to teach their children valuable life lessons including how to create lifelong friendships. You can join their playgroup here.

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