There are a number of activities children who belong to a playgroup in Singapore can involve themselves in. But a few among these activities are quite popular. Of course, playgroup activities are governed by factors such as the available space, storage facilities, etc. Unfortunately, outdoor play areas have become scarce nowadays. But at the same time, it is certainly possible to find activities that can suit areas that are available.
Activities like cutting, sticking, painting, printing, drawing, etc. can be excellent activities that can be fun for kids in a playgroup. The popularity of these activities stems from the fact that they can be tailored to suit various age groups and this means parents and teachers can design these activities depending upon the age of kids in the playgroup. These activities will provide children with opportunities to explore various types of materials. When they work on colors, they can learn to try different color combinations also. In short, their aesthetic sense will develop, thanks to these activities.
The hand-to-eye coordination of children will also improve because they will try to handle these materials and work on them. Their creative pursuits will get strengthened as well.
Reading of poems, stories and books.
If good story books, poetry books, etc. are made available to kids of playgroups, these children will develop reading habit. Not only that, they will learn to choose the books they want also. Constant reading of stories and poetry will infuse creativity in the minds of children. Playgroup coordinators should ensure to add books on a regular basis so children can read new books that are being brought out from time to time.
Elders should encourage children in activities like dressing up also. Kids can dress up their toys and show their creative skills. They can dress themselves up with varieties of attires also. They can try role-playing activities as well. These activities will help improve their imaginative skills. Since they have to do a bit of research for indulging in these activities, they can improve their research skills also. Of course, parents should help children in a playgroup so they can confidently handle the tasks of these activities.
There are various other popular playgroup activities like construction toys and table games. Likewise, physical and adventure activities should be encouraged as well. Parents should guide their children to try appropriate activities and benefit.