Over the year our preschool Parent Support Group has been well attended. Many new families have made connections with others and enjoy the opportunity to meet together and join RTVs fortnightly at BLENNZ Christchurch VRC as well as offsite activities. During Covid-19 restrictions and home learning, ākonga and whanau remained connected through weekly Zoom sessions.
The aim of the BLENNZ Preschool Parent Support Group is to provide a fun and engaging environment where whanau and ākonga feel supported, comfortable and welcome. We use music, lightboxes and sensory games to engage children from an early age.
Although the group is informal and mixed ability, the activities are based on Te Whāriki (Early Childhood Curriculum) and promote visual skills, early communication and social interaction.