Intergenerational Playgroups are unique Playgroups where the young and young at heart join together for a Playgroup session of important social interaction.
Intergenerational Playgroups are a vital opportunity for parents, children and residents to engage in childhood activities together, create opportunities for children to further develop their skills, create a local peer support network for parents and provide isolated residents with vital community interaction.
Research suggests that Intergenerational Playgroups improve outcomes and quality of life for older people, particularly those experiencing:
- Disengagement from community
There are a number of studies that have been conducted on Intergenerational Playgroups and the benefits for aged care residents and attending families. Research by Skropeta C M, Colvin A and Sladen S (2014) into participation benefits included the following outcomes for older residents:
- Increased dignity, particularly with residents who have dementia
- Increase in longer lasting joy and happiness
- Higher levels of self-esteem
- More active participation in the community
Playgroup SA Inc. is committed to closing intergenerational gaps between aged care residents and the community. They recognise the reciprocal benefits for younger and older people participating in activities together, building connections and building on capacity of all generations through these connections.
The need and benefits extend beyond those of the older person to the parents/caregivers and children within the Playgroup. Where parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of attending families may have passed or who do not live locally, the Playgroup provides them with the opportunity to engage and interact with older people and provides a safe and fun environment for positive shared experiences.
Playgroup SA Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1974 and is the peak association for playgroups in South Australia. Their vision is to create the opportunity for every child to learn through quality play experiences while supporting family/carers in their roles as primary educators. Their mission is to facilitate positive, enriching & educational experiences in a safe environment for young children and their families/carers by providing an accessible network of playgroup services.
Playgroup SA is proud to support Intergenerational Playgroups across South Australia.
Find an Intergenerational Playgroup near you:
- Kapara Intergenerational Playgroup | Glenelg South
- Tot’s At Dot’s Playgroup | Hove
- Bupa Campbelltown Playgroup | Campbelltown
- Kalyra Playgroup | Belair
- Boandik Crouch Playgroup | Mt Gambier
- Highercombe Intergenerational Playgroup | Hope Valley
- Boandik Lodge Lake Tce East Playgroup | Mt Gambier
- Boandik St Mary’s Playgroup | Mt Gambier
- Onka Tots Playgroup | Huntfield Heights
- The Learning Tree Playgroup | North Adelaide
- Onkaparinga Valley Playgroup | Woodside
- Bene Bambini | St Agnes
- Charles Young Aged Care Playgroup | Morphettville
- Holly Tots Playgroup | Hackham
For more information on the above intergenerational playgroups download the Playgroup SA PDF HERE.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Playgroup SA website.
What: Playgroup SA Intergenerational Playgroups
When: Various times – see above PDF link
Where: Various locations around Adelaide
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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