The importance of play: New videos show the benefits of the Play Learn Grow program
1 July, 2022
Do you work with Victorian parents of two- and three-year-olds? You might like to recommend the Play Learn Grow free text message-based parenting support program.
Registrations for the free program are closing on August 12, 2022 – so there is still time to sign up and receive the full 24-week program of text messages.
Families with toddlers and preschoolers have spent the first years of their child’s life living through a pandemic and may have not had as many opportunities for social and parental support as usual. To help, the Play Learn Grow program has been developed by Parenting Research Centre and the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne’s Centre for Community Child Health specialists in collaboration with early childhood experts to help reinforce the importance of play to young children’s development. It recognises that quality experiences during a child’s early years supports the child’s wellbeing, learning and development throughout life.
Parents and carers who sign up to the Play Learn Grow program will receive three personalised text messages a week for the duration of the program. The messages will include practical advice, information and ideas of easy activities to do while at home.
Below are some videos practitioners might like to share with parents and carers to reinforce the importance of play for toddlers, and introduce these families to the Play Learn Grow program.
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Learning while folding washing:
Cooking is learning:
Play with everyday objects:
Share Play Learn Grow with a friend: