Playgroup offers a great play and social opportunity to young children, carers and families. Our Mandarin playgroups also create an authentic Mandarin immersion environment to nurture early bilingualism in a fun and engaging way.

 

Mandarin playgroup q&A

1. Where are your Mandarin playgroups?

A: Our current playgroups are located at Craig Family Centre in Ashburton. Click here for more information.

2. How long does your playgroup run for?

A: Our Mandarin playgroup sessions last 2 hours every week during school terms. Families are welcome to adjust their attending time to suit their own needs.

3. What age of child does your playgroup suit?

A: Our playgroup suits children aged 2 years and above. Siblings are encouraged to come together. We also run Mandarin Baby Music program for families with younger child.

4. What activities does Mandarin playgroup include?

A: Every Mandarin playgroup session includes storytelling (high-quality Mandarin children's books), nursery rhyme and song singing, handicraft, games and free play. We also teach simple character reading through play-based activities. Regular incursions of different themes are arranged to enrich children's learning experience.

5. Do carers need to stay during the session?

A: Yes, carers are requested to supervise and care for their child(ren) during the playgroup session. This is also a great opportunity for carers to socialise with other families.