This video looks at some tips and ideas to intentionally create a playgroup space that builds opportunities particularly for social and emotional development.
Understanding how the brain “wires up” through experience and playful interaction is critical to helping adults understand the link between play, child/adult interaction, brain development and learning.
In playgroups, the repetition of a specified language focus across all the play setups of the day can assist adults to use more words, more spontaneously, to build back and forth conversations with their children.
This video looks at developing “play complexity” using props to promote storytelling.
Gaining a child’s agreement to play creates the platform from which all future successful social interaction & co-operation can grow. The OWME is one simple strategy that helps adults to gain this co-operation and to engage in the back & forth of social interaction that we know is a core skill for all of us.
7 year old Molly Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behaviour and well-being, sharing effective strategies to help all kids thrive by the age of five.
Resources designed to promote literacy skills in early childhood.
Check out this incredible kinder-on-a-page created for the step into kinder program at Dandenong Primary School.
This site contains free resources including printable colouring sheets, and beautiful craft videos
In this short video, migrant worker Halime Duzen and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds talk about bilingualism and speaking two languages.