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It’s amazing how much your child learns through play.
Singing songs and dancing are fun, but they’re also great opportunities to learn.
Joining a local playgroup is another way for your child to play, explore, and make new friends.
It’s also a great chance for you to meet other parents and carers, share ideas and support each other.
There are so many ways to make your child’s early years count.
Playgroups are informal and relaxed weekly get-togethers of mums, dads, grandparents, carers, children and babies.
Babies and young children learn through play and playgroup offers a wide variety of experiences for them to explore.
As a new parent, the first year of your baby’s life will be full of learning, excitement, challenges and expectations. Playgroup gives parents and carers the opportunity to meet, share ideas and talk about the joy and challenges of parenting.
Playgroup provides the ideal environment for babies of all ages, including newborns, to interact with adults and children, and learn more about their world. Play at playgroup will build the foundations for a baby’s social, emotional and physical development as they take their first steps in lifelong learning.
Baby play is unstructured and allows the baby to explore their world and develop confidence. Baby play is also about experimenting and repeating the practice. Babies are social beings and enjoy meeting other babies.
Regularly participating in play with other babies can help a child’s:
The Queensland Government has partnered with Playgroup Queensland to deliver Play Stars.
Under this initiative, a 12 months Playgroup Queensland membership is provided free to families with children under the age of one.
So don’t forget to take advantage of this generous offer, before your bub turns one!
Contact Playgroup Queensland on 1800 171 882 or visit www.playgroupqld.com.au for more information on Play Stars, joining playgroup or finding a playgroup near you.
Article courtesy of Playgroup Queensland