Play is the Building Block for the Development of Young Learners.

There are important links between play and learning in the areas of problem solving, language, numeracy, and social skills.  Through intentionally planned play activities, children are able to show what they know and can do.  As they play, children apply new learning.

Why Play?

Play-based problem solving encourages emotional growth and socialization and lays the foundation for skills needed in formal schooling and adult life.  At playgroup children can explore and learn through play while their parent or caregiver can access information pertaining to parenting, child development and links to other services.

Playgroup Guidelines

To help make playgroup an enjoyable experience for all please keep these playgroup guidelines in mind while attending playgroup.

Supervision

Parents and Caregivers are responsible for the supervision of any and all children who accompany them to playgroup.

Child Illness

Children should not attend playgroup if there is any appearance of fever, congested cough, vomiting over previous 24 hours, rash or suspicion of contagious illness.

“Boisterous” Play

Toys, activities and other playgroup participants are to be treated with care and respect.  To maintain the safety of others, rough or “boisterous” play will be redirected.

Circle Time

Circle activities are inclusive to all ages, to make circle a beneficial learning experience be aware of whether your child is developmentally “ready” to sit and participate in circle, when he is, be sure to be an active participant as well.

Clean Up

All participants are encouraged to help with the set up and clean up of each playgroup.  Your facilitators appreciate a helping hand.  This is a great opportunity to show your children that playgroup is everyone’s responsibility.