Benefits of playgroups

Playgroups provide engaging experiences that enable children to learn and develop new skills while having fun.

At playgroup your child will enjoy imaginative and creative activities as well as stories and music. Participating in these activities and interacting with other children will help your child’s intellectual and social development.

They will learn communication skills, such as how to negotiate, show empathy and deal with conflict. They will also develop important skills they need for school, like learning to share, taking turns and making friends.

Playgroups are also great for parents and carers. In addition to offering you and your child some time for one-on-one play away from home and everyday distractions, they can help you to connect and share experiences with other families in your community.

Find out more information on Play Stars, a Queensland Government initiative providing every family, with a child under one, with a free 12-month family membership to Playgroup Queensland to get your child involved.

Image Parents and children can engage with other families in their community through playgroups

Published — 31 August 2016 Last updated — 04 November 2016