ACT Playgroups has gone through many changes in the format of their newsletter/publication to members over the years. In the last 15 years or so we’ve gone from a quarterly magazine called PlayACT which was published in house, to Totline, a quarterly magazine published in conjunction with other state and territory playgroup organisations, to ACTive Play, a monthly magazine published in house. We are now concentrating more on communicating our news and events online through our website and Facebook. In moving with the times and with with newer technologies offering much better solutions we have decided to completely move away from a hard copy publication to an online blog.
We feel that replacing our hard copy publication with online news provides many benefits including:
- Each news item contains a single topic, making it easier to access and find again later.
- A rich mix of news, updates and social activities can be published on the internet, with the individual being able to pick the items that interest them.
- News items will be published as needed, we no longer have to wait for a scheduled publication.
We will still be sending out profiles each month to our greatly appreciated volunteer Playgroup contacts as well as an update with links to our online news. A monthly email to all members will also follow with links to various articles published in the last month.
We would love any feedback you have and would welcome ideas, suggestions and thoughts regarding what you would like included in our news.