Active Toddlers, Active Learning

Our Active Toddlers, Active Learning project is up and “running” from today.  

We will be sharing ideas about Active Play that you can do in your street and community. As well, we will be making sure you know about all the great parks and playgrounds in the area.  

There will be ideas to help you, your toddlers and pre-schooler make the most of what is around them for learning. They will also be particularly great for children who are finding development challenging.  

Our early childhood intervention team members, Jane, a physiotherapist and Kerry, a speech pathologist, will over the next few months, bring you posts about Active Play for children of all abilities. We will be starting with North Sydney but there will be places like this in all areas 

Can you recognise parts of North Sydney or places like these near where you live?  

EarlyEd has chosen North Sydney as our starting point because it is the support of North Sydney Council Small Grants program in 2020 that has enabled EarlyEd to establish this project.  We have chosen to launch this project today as EarlyEd’s way of recognising of the International Day of People with Disability in 2020 and the importance of community. 

“Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World.”   

The theme for this year is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World.”  

This project recognises how important engagement in our community has become in a world managing COVID-19. We need to know what is available in our local community for all children of all abilities and how to make the most of it 

SustainableWhen we couldn’t access playgrounds everyone missed them. But this helped us look at what is around us so we can make the most of what is close by. This project will help you do this. 

Inclusive: It has made us realise that by playing close to home we create opportunities to get to know those around us. By playing in our local community we reduce social isolation.  

Accessible: It has made us aware of how easy it is to not feel included when things aren’t accessible. This project will help us think about how we can use things differently to make active play accessible. 

Join us to discover ways for all children of all abilities and their families to be active in their local community environments  

Follow us on EarlyEd’s Facebook and Instagram page for regular active play ideas you can do near your home. 

What is the International Day of Disability? 

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally on 3 December. It aims to promote public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. 

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