The importance of play is a fundamental principle of the playgroup philosophy.
You will notice that all events offered by ACT Playgroups focus on learning through play by with adults and children having wonderful fun times together. In addition, our Development and Support Workers offer a range of Playdates (on next week) designed to bring more inspiration to playgroups and their ‘play’.
Whether you have a newborn or a toddler, play is special. Not only is it fun, but it is very important to children’s development. It is their way of learning about the world around them. Through play, they try out new skills, explore their imagination and creativity, and learn about relationships with other people. It can also be an especially powerful bonding time with you, their parent or caregiver.
The beauty of this learning and growing time is that the motivation for a young child to do it is already there….