Age Group: 0-12 Months

Playing Together videos

Welcome to our new Playing Together video series of fun, play-based learning ideas to do with your child. A few minutes playing together each day builds your child’s brain! Tissue Box Play You will need Basket or tray Objects and toys Tissue box What to do Gather your box and objects Explore the objects and …

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Fun with Sounds

Making and listening to sounds is a great way to tune little ears into different noises.  It’s never too early to play sound games.   Your baby, toddler or 5 year old can all have fun.  Playing with sounds will get your kids ready for reading and writing at school.  All you need is a box, some pots and pans and a silly voice!  …

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Keep it Moving

Roll, jump, crawl, climb, throw, hop – there are lots of fun ways for kids to move! Being active is particularly important when kids are young.  Movement helps to build the coordination, muscles and balance children need to set them up for life. All kinds of activities help kids develop movement skills including: Climbing at …

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eBooks for Kids

Did you know you can borrow a book from home? It is also free to do it! Discover eBooks and audiobooks for all ages – from Noni the Pony to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! All you need is a current library membership. You can sign up to get a card in person at your …

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Talk, Read and Play, Everyday

Talking, reading and playing from birth helps to build connections in your child’s brain.  It also helps your child to learn new words. It might feel strange at first, especially if they are a baby. But all these moments add up to make a big difference! You don’t need fancy equipment. Your child’s best toy …

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What kind of face is this?

Children learn by copying what they see. In this activity your child can show what they feel and see what that looks like. It will help them learn about feelings and how to express them. They can also learn  to recognise feelings in others, which can help them to get along with other people.  What …

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Baby’s special treasure box

Babies and toddlers love to explore! Everything is new to them, and they find fun and wonder in everyday things. They learn by exploring shapes, tastes, smells, sounds, and textures. In this activity, babies will have fun pulling objects out of a container, and examining them in different ways. By talking with your baby about …

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Making music in the kitchen

This is a great, fun, LOUD activity that lets your child break loose and explore their musical selves. But it’s not just about the music – children are thinking and exploring when they play with household items. They learn new words and start to understand counting and rhythm.  What do I need? Choose anything you …

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Follow the beat leader

This is a fun listening game that you and your child can play together at any time. While playing this game, children are learning about rhythm, how to take turns and counting.  What do I need? Just you and your child. How do I do it? With your child looking at you, say “My turn” …

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Becoming a butterfly

Let your child take flight as they discover  how caterpillars change into butterflies. This game helps your child develop their balance, as well as their awareness of their head and body. Note – this game won’t suit every child. If they are uncomfortable being rolled up in the blanket, you could be the one to …

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