Age Group: 1-2 Years

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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Teddy bear bus trip

Take your teddies on the ride of their lives! Everybody loves to go on the bus and pretending can be almost as fun. Ask your child to gather their teddy family together so they can discover, create, improvise and imagine. This activity helps kids to develop their talking and language skills. What do I need? …

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Spray bottle art

Have you seen what happens to chalk drawings (street art) on the footpath when it rains? It makes a new kind of art. It is also something you can recreate at home with spray bottles and some imagination! It can be a bit messy but the colour will wash out of clothes. This is an excellent …

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Spoon it in

Watch your child concentrate as they put tiny spoonfuls of pantry items into small containers. They’ll have to work hard to control their scooping and concentrate on their hand movements. This is an essential skill for later reading and writing.  What do I need? Bowls of small pantry items such as dried beans, lentils, rice …

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