What is Parenting @ Playford? The experiences that children have in their early years shape their development, ability to learn, social skills and self-esteem. Children who have early exposure to books, stories and reading learn to read more successfully, and do better at school and in later life. Parenting @ Playford provides a friendly environment and a wealth of resources for parents and caregivers that help cater to the development of the whole child - anything from pregnancy and nutrition to organising a children’s party - our collection has it all! Parenting @ Playford is divided into eight sections: • • • •
Play Education Food & Nutrition Health & Wellbeing
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Pregnancy Family Teens Growth & Development
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At the library... Books R 4 Babies 2
Suitable for children aged birth - 2 years
BR4B2 is a weekly fun early learning program that introduces parents and caregivers to the importance of spending time reading and playing literacy based games with very young children. Babies will develop interactive skills and have the opportunity to socialise with other children.
Suitable for children aged 2+
Story Time is a weekly program which includes a mixture of story reading, nursery rhymes, songs and activities that create an entertaining and enriching experience for children and their parent/caregiver.
School Holiday Programs Suitable for children aged 0 - 12 years
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LIBRARY LOCATIONS Playford Civic Centre Library 10 Playford Boulevard Elizabeth SA Ph. 08 8256 0334 Munno Para Library Munno Para Shopping Centre 600 Main North Road Smithfield SA Ph. 08 8254 4600