Creating a virtual village

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Online playgroups connecting young families across Australia

Children from around Australia and even the world are dancing and singing and listening to stories online thanks to Playgroup at Home.

“It is such a vital piece of early childhood infrastructure so we wanted to ensure there was something out there for families that they could tune into each day. It has been an incredible show of support from the community.”
CEO of Playgroup SA, Craig Bradbrook

Mr Bradbrook said he never expected to be getting out his guitar and joining in with the singing and music sessions but has found the whole experience humbling.

“It is absolutely crucial to try and maintain a sense of normality in routines for children that they can look forward to it each day and see what story is being read or what they can engage in.  There is such a disruption to routines at the moment,” he said.

Playgroup at Home has taken off in one way or another across Australia. Allowing the community to connect with each other and share activities, while being supported by their local state or territory playgroup organisation.