Summer play – Playgroup
As some playgroup venues close over summer, why not invite your playgroup families to meet in the great outdoors instead?! A change in playgroup environment can stimulate new play ideas and be an exciting change.
Did you know?
Children who play with others in nature have improved imagination and collaboration skills. They can swap ideas or inspire others with their creativity while constructing items out of natural objects.
Try adding some new songs to your playgroup’s music time that include things they’ve seen in their new surroundings e.g. “Five little ducks”, “Three jellyfish”, “Five little speckled frogs”.
The playgroup could decide to take some photos of their adventures which can be used later in the year to make into books or collages to be used as prompts to help children remember what they did and share it with others.
Remember to always supervise children, especially around water, and be sun smart when playing outdoors.
Across the ages
Activities listed under “playgroup” are suitable for groups of children of various ages. They provide opportunities for early learning and social play.