Education & Play


Otto, 5, and Hugo, 6, Hadley with their mum, Kirstine Russell.

Start school or stay and play?

Four-and-a-half, five-and-a-half or six? Kirstine Russell has tried every age point at which a child should start school.

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An early roster of presenters.

Australian stars share their favourite Play School memories

The excitement of the rocket clock, the neglected arch window and childhood crushes on presenter Benita Collings - these are just some of the things Australian celebrities remember most about Play School. 

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Sensory play

Sensory bin play ideas

Babies and toddlers explore their environment by using all of their senses. Encourage this inquisitive nature by offering sensory play with a variety of different materials.

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One-year-old snowboards like a natural

It often takes toddlers a little while to get steady on their feet after standing up and taking their first tentative steps - but not Sloan Henderson.

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