Playgroup is an ideal opportunity for parents and children to engage with others make new friends and share in new experiences. Playgroup provides a space for children to participate in a range of stimulating play opportunities that assist them in developing new skills and build language and communication skills.
ALL PLAYGROUPS OPERATE DURING THE SCHOOL TERM
- Praise Playgroup (177 Meakin Rd, Slacks Creek, Monday 9.30- 11:30am)
- Kingston State School Playgroup (50 Juers Street, Kingston, Thursday 9am- 11:30am)
- Stay N Play Playgroup Loganlea (28- 32 Timms Street, Loganlea, Wednesday 9:30-11:30)
- Abecedarian 3a Playgroup (26 Wilbur St, Logan Central, 10:30-11:30am)
We partner with Logan Central Library to provide a 3a playgroup, following their First Five Forever session. This partnership enhances the benefits for the clients visiting the library as they are able to access two services in one place.
The Abecedarian Approach places a priority on children’s language acquisition, because language is a proven core of early learning and school readiness. Language allows children to organise their thoughts and explain their ideas; it gives them the means to express their feelings; and it gives them the tools they need to interact with peers and adults. Language also allows the child to use private speech, talking aloud to themselves to work through a problem or regulate their emotions. As a child gets older they internalise this speech so that it is no longer out loud but still a means of guiding their behavior.
Loganlea Kids Club (28- 32 Timms Street, Loganlea, Wednesday 3-5pm)
Kids Club provides a space for youth in both primary and secondary school to participate together with staff and volunteers through activities such as board games, sports and craft activities.
These programs are part of Communities for Children (C4C), a National initiative of the Australian Government to achieve better outcomes for children aged infant to 12 years and their families. Kingston East Neighbourhood Group, under the Communities for Children initiative provides integrated services to help build stronger and more resilient families.
The Communities for Children Program provides practical and emotional support for Parents-to-be and new parents. Providing opportunities to engage with their children and their peers in playgroups and parenting programs. We also provide support in areas of health, early learning and development.