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September ACTive Play Digest

The ACTive Play Digest will be forwarded in hard copy to all Playgroup contacts around the middle of each month. It contains a summary of articles that were published on the website in the last month as well as other important information about upcoming events, etc.

Click here or on the photos above to see the Digest dated September 2017 in larger format.

The Digests can also be found in our ACTive Play archives here.

Mighty Movers CBR #8 – Mud Pies

Do your kids love oozy, squishy mud?

Our latest Active Play Idea is #8 Mud Pies. Find out why mud makes kids happy and develops their creativity and senses.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

Mighty Movers CBR #7 – Batter Up

Our latest Active Play Idea is #7 Batter Up. This idea has been tried and tested across Canberra and is sure to get your playgroup and early childhood families moving.

Create a Baby Friendly version of this activity by tying a beach ball to a piece of elastic and either hold or suspend it over your baby. Your baby will will try to reach towards the ball and grab it, grasp it or kick it. This idea works for babies on their backs and for sitting.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

Mighty Movers CBR #6 – Balancing Act

Did you try Soccer Skittles this week with your playgroups or early childhood families?

Our latest Active Play Idea is #6 Balancing Act. Good balance increases a child’s confidence in activities and play like jumping and hopping.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

Mighty Movers CBR #5 – Soccer Skittles

Did you try Ice Smash this week with your playgroups or early childhood families? Did the kids like it?

Our latest Active Play Idea is #5 Soccer Skittles. This is a fun group activity and such a great way to re-purpose plastic bottles from your recycling bin.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

Mighty Movers CBR #4 – Ice Smash

Mighty Movers CBR has been Bubble Chasing it’s way across Canberra this week – what fun! How did your bubbling go with your playgroups or early childhood families?

This week is Active Play #4 – Ice Smash. We’re yet to meet a child that doesn’t enjoy this activity. It’s an ideal way to celebrate the cold Winter season, and ice works for all ages.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

August 2017 ACTive Play Digest

The ACTive Play Digest will be forwarded in hard copy to all Playgroup contacts around the middle of each month. It contains a summary of articles that were published on the website in the last month as well as other important information about upcoming events, etc.

Click here or on the photos above to see the Digest dated August 2017 in larger format.

The Digests can also be found in our ACTive Play archives here.