Here is a simple, accessible and delightful resource for building learning and relationships with babies and toddlers through play at home or in any early childhood setting. Play Together Learn Together was created when mothers and children, many from refugee families, joined in the ‘Fun and Free’ supported playgroups at Broadmeadows Women’s Community House in Melbourne, Australia. Using objects found in any home, together the mums and children created cushion mountains, bounced teddies on blankets, explored the soft touch of paint brushes and scarves on their skin, drummed on upturned containers, and explored dinosaur footprints in the garden. This resource is far more than a set of ideas for activities. It is about laying the foundations for life-long learning and bonding with children. This printable PDF resource includes:
- The background story and practice wisdom
- 20 cards divided into 5 suits (Let’s Move, Let’s Be Close, Let’s Follow, Let’s Explore, Let’s Talk and Listen) each with 4 activity cards
- Turkish and Arabic words also included on each card, reflecting cultures of the original group—what languages would reflect your group?
A resource for building play between children and adults at home, in playgroups and kindergartens