At Playgroup Queensland we know the value of drawing and colouring when it comes to developing a child’s ‘skills’ palette. Every time a child adds a splash of colour to a piece of paper or draws a stick-finger family, they are taking their first step in developing their fine motor and cognitive skills, imagination, and focus … just to name some. But, parents everywhere know that while this creativity is delightful on the right surface, if they turn away for just a minute, it can end up dramatically presented in places not intended to be a permanent art display!
Win the EE product of the month - Kinetic Sand Assorted Colours – Red, Green, Blue – 2.5kg
In 2015, Professor Lydia Plowman examined how UK preschool children used apps and the impact on their play (http://learninghub.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/five-things-to-know-about-promoting-creativity-and-play/).
This month Educational Experience has a special for Playgroup Queensland members. You can purchase a set of 6 Bean Bag Animals at a discounted price or enter to win some for your playgroup!
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.
From the intimate exchanges of the family world they first encounter, to the gradual exposures to the world at large, babies live and learn by the relationships reflected to them and their sense of belonging...
Spring into spring and encourage outdoor play with these sturdy flat-topped step-a-stones.
Children love stories!
They are drawn to heroic characters, adventure, exploration and magic. It’s childhood in a nutshell.
Once children become immersed in a story they will transpose it to their play. This type of play is called imaginative play, also referred to as “pretend play” or “role play”.
Catherine Sewell, Play Thinker in Residence at Playgroup NSW offers a few great ideas you can try to include stories in your child’s imaginative play.
Win Biocolor® bioputty for your playgroup with Educational Experience.
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