“When children interact with open-ended materials, they enter a world of “what if” that promotes the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Open ended materials enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions”. Shona Sanosi, Blue House Founder.
Our weekly Playgroups offer families an opportunity to initiate routine and support your child in making social connections. Children grow in confidence, joining their class group at the same time each week, with our team of experts leading families on a journey that builds upon the previous weeks discoveries. Our Playgroups take children on a sensory journey through sight, sound, touch and even smell and taste.
Playgroup Inspiration: ‘Plastic Re-imagined’
4th January 2021 – 26th March 2021
This 12 week Playgroup series centres on investigations surrounding the open-ended resource of PLASTIC. Each week, we’ll present children with new ways to connect, explore and work with plastic, exercising all the senses, inviting curiosity and allowing us to question, wonder, test and challenge our theories. This playgroup series is offered in the Indoor Atelier and Outdoor environments and morning and afternoon sessions are available. CLICK HERE for more information.
Two Unique Programmes
We offer Playgroups for children 6-18 months and 12-36 months.
Our 6-18 month Playgroup sees the sharing of first moments and experiences, nurtured by our team of specialists who are seasoned at supporting children in developing secure relationships, so critical at this early age. Through the exploration of open ended experiences, infants discover the
world around them fully engaging all of their senses. Every sight and sound is planned with intention to develop awareness, of people and place, of bodies and of space.
Now, curiosity beckons, along with a stronger desire to build relationships and explore alongside others. At this age your child is gaining control over their movements and begins to respond to, absorb and mimic sounds, actions and experiences which are of interest to them. Our facilitators provide access to a range of enabling materials that foster the development of physical skills, risk taking and confidence in the ability to use their body whilst investigating and negotiating space. We also encourage the use of open ended speech to provoke meaningful thought in both parents and children incorporating language into every experience. At this age a child’s understanding of themselves and the world around them is also evolving. Passion fuels interest for or in experiences, objects or concepts seeing our specialists provide the opportunity to collaborate, communicate and problem solve. Self-expression becomes a primary motivation and we structure our environment and materials to allow for evolving individuality, self awareness and an understanding of the similarities and differences between themselves and those around them. Your child’s unique voice is emerging and our team continue to listen, interpret and support your child’s discoveries and feelings about the world around them.
Playgroup – Outdoor Environments
At Turf City, we also offer a Playgroup class in our interactive Outdoor Environments allowing children the opportunity to engage in messy play and enjoy the flexibility and multitude of natural experiences outdoor locations can provide.