Activities for families and children
Activities for the kids
There is plenty for kids to do in the City of Rockingham. From school holiday activities at the libraries to swimming lessons at the Aqua Jetty, we have a range of programs and events to keep the kids amused. Please note, some of our facilities, programs and events have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Stay connected with your local community through #LearnThroughPlayRockingham on Facebook and Instagram. This platform encourages local households with young children to create fun and thrifty home-based playtime ideas, share them and inspire others to make their own. Ideas can include games, toys and activities. Why purchase more toys when you can make them yourself?
Using recycled materials, everyday household items and nature play, families are encouraged to create their own playtime activities for children aged 0–10 years of age.
To share your creations, simply take a picture or video and post it to Facebook or Instagram using #LearnThroughPlayRockingham. If you post between Monday 25 May and Friday 19 June 2020, you can also be in the running to win a $50 Ultimate Kids Gift Card that can be redeemed at Toyworld, Dymocks and more.
Play is essential in supporting healthy development and learning in children. Enjoying quality playtime with your children positions them to build confidence, exercise problem solving, feel loved and safe; along with many social and development skills.
Examples of recycled materials that can be used include: cereal boxes; milk cartons, plastic bottles, magazines, toilet paper rolls.
Parent workshop - Understanding and Managing Children’s Anxiety
- Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020
- Time: 7pm-8.30pm
Join this free information session for parents and carers with children aged up to 12 years of age. Delivered by Kwinana Early Years Service, parents and guardians will be equipped to best support their children through anxious times.
Parents and guardians will learn:
- what anxiety is
- how to recognise anxiety in your children
- when and where to seek help
- basic strategies for intervention when supporting children through anxious times.
The session will be facilitated on Zoom, therefore, participants will be required to set up a free account via the Zoom website or the Zoom application. Access to a computer, smartphone or tablet is required.
Place are limited and bookings are essential.
For further information, please contact the City on 9528 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for workshop
Widi the penguin with two red fairies
Paint Rockingham REaD colouring-in competition
The Paint Rockingham REaD colouring-in competition is now closed. Well done to all participants, the City received many colourful and creative entries.
Widi, the Paint Rockingham REaD Penguin, selected three winners from each age category at random. You can view these winning entries below.
Let’s continue to read, rhyme and sing with our children every day to support strong literacy development in a fun way.
About Paint Rockingham REaD
The Paint Rockingham REaD campaign takes a whole community approach in early literacy awareness. The campaign encourages the community to read, talk, rhyme and sing with children from birth to build early literacy skills and prepare them for life-long learning.
Children whose parents read with them in their early years of life show better performance in school. Reading with children not only helps them learn reading and writing, but also boosts their social skills, brain development, and understanding of the world around them.
PRR runs in partnership with the Rockingham Early Years Group as part of the national Paint the Town REaD Ltd campaign.