On August 8th, 2020 Leap Start Early Learning Child Care had its inaugural Community Playgroup.
It was a great success with over 30 guests attending.
We will offer 3 Community Playgroups a month, each starting at 9.30 am and finishing at 11 am. Participation is free, you can give a gold coin donation to a charity if you like, all we ask is for parents to help tidy away at the end.
First Saturday of each month: Mandarin Playgroup
Second Saturday of each month: English Playgroup
Third Saturday of each months: German Playgroup
We will always announce the playgroups on our Facebook page
Even though the playgroups are themed by language, it doesn’t mean only Mandarin, English or German speakers are welcome, people from every cultural and language background can join.
As part of the pedagogical approach that we are developing, the Accelerated Neuro Response or ANR approach, we aim to expose children to different languages to really boost their brain development.
Allowing children to explore other cultures, nurture their own cultures and have an exchange between their families will broaden their understanding of the world around them.
Our Community Playgroups are also an amazing opportunity for parents to make new friends while their children play safely in our beautiful environment.
Noelle, our wonderful Food Operations Manager, ensures a healthy morning tea is available and there will always be a cup of tea or coffee waiting for the parents.
With the support of the City of Cockburn Early Childhood Education experts attend our Community Playgroups. They mix and mingle with the families attending and are happy to answer parents’ questions in an informal setting.
This time our expert was Rachel, who is the Mandarin Teacher at Leap Start.
She had many discussions about the mandarin Program with parents and showcased how she interacts with all children at Leap Start daily
Just look at the photos of her beautiful interactions with 熊猫 (Xióngmāo -Mandarin for Panda.)!