Help for play­group

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Chil­dren and fam­i­lies in Stawell are set to ben­e­fit from the State Gov­ern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Play­group Grants Pro­gram.

Stawell Neigh­bour­hood House Play­group will share in fund­ing through the pro­gram to buy books and craft ma­te­rial.

La­bor Mem­ber for Western Vic­to­ria Jaala Pul­ford said grants awarded un­der the pro­gram were each val­ued up to $1000 and were de­signed to help play­groups, with vouch­ers for toys, play equip­ment, books and other re­sources used by chil­dren and fam­i­lies.

The grants also in­clude men­tor­ing sup­port for play­group lead­ers and reg­is­tra­tion with Play­group Vic­to­ria.

Ms Pul­ford said play­groups brought fam­i­lies with young chil­dren to­gether to share in fun ac­tiv­i­ties that pro­moted chil­dren’s de­vel­op­ment.

“Play­groups help pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of ba­bies and tod­dlers by in­volv­ing them in play that stim­u­lates their cu­rios­ity and love of learn­ing,” she said.

“Play­groups can make a big dif­fer­ence by con­nect­ing fam­i­lies in a lo­cal com­mu­nity so they can sup­port each other.”

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