Play & Learn Together
Play & Learn Together is a new free online portal created to satisfy a need for quality, evidence-based early childhood learning resources, available freely and online.
Play & Learn Together was created by Early Start with partners Early Childhood Australia and Playgroup Australia. The platform has been made possible with generous support from The Ian Potter Foundation.
The portal features curated content designed to support families and carers with young children’s learning in the home environment, with a focus on evidence-informed, play-based learning and the family’s role in early development.
The portal offers families and early childhood educators several advantages, including:
- High quality content based on the latest research
- Content designed with the needs of families from Aboriginal and other cultural backgrounds at the forefront
- Regularly updated and multimodal content, catering to the differing needs or educational background of families.
- Content that can be customised for individuals and optimised for use across mobile devices and desktop computers
“The launch of the Play and Learn Together site is timely,” states Nadene Lee, CEO, Playgroup NSW. “The pandemic has highlighted the need for families to have access to early learning support for their children, and quality, evidence-based play resources. This also assists families to raise their young children and create a rich home learning environment. The wealth of knowledge and passion that has gone into producing this platform, between Ian Potter, University of Wollongong, Early Childhood Australia, Playgroup Australia and Playgroup organisations across Australia, is representative of how our impact can expand through partnerships.”