Just-for-Fun 

Time and space to do things for no reason – except that it’s fun..!

Sometimes fun is just … well, fun. Like making huge bubbles in the middle of a field, or flying a kite, or playing Monopoly. Like blowing up a balloon and playing a game where you pass it and when the music stops you sit on it and do a silly action on a message inside.

Fun Doesn’t Stop There!

Fun is dress-ups and pretending. Fun is laughing so hard your tummy hurts. Games, jokes, magic, fantasy, pretending, playing in the sandpit or rolling in the mud, on our backs on the grass imagining animals out of cloud shapes, swinging on a swing, sandcastles at the beach, making paper aeroplanes, hugging a teddy-bear, or a tea-party with the dolls.

Ageless games like Hide and Seek, I Spy, Pass the Parcel, Simon Says and Duck-Duck Goose. Marbles and Elastics. Yo-yos and jig-saw puzzles.

We’re Always Having Fun!

Pretty much everything at Jabiru is fun at some level. Play-based experiences and learning are the heart of what we do. Our staff love the time they spend using their play skills supporting children in ‘fun’ space.

Brain-Powering Fun

The Australian Government-approved child and parenting website provided by the Raising Children’s Network is says that play helps children:

“…build confidence, feel loved, happy and safe, develop social skills language and communication, learn about caring for others and the environment, develop physical skills, and connect and refine pathways in their brain.”

It continues:

“Unstructured, free play is the best type of play for young children. This is play that just happens, depending on what takes your child’s interest at the time. Free play isn’t planned and lets your child use her imagination and move at her own pace. Examples of unstructured play might be:

  • creative play alone or with others, including artistic or musical games,
  • imaginative games – for example, making cubby houses with boxes or blankets, dressing up, playing make-believe,
  • exploring new or favourite play spaces such as cupboards, backyards, parks, playgrounds and so on.”

Jabiru staff love experiencing and facilitating free play time with children.

Handy Links

Enrol & Book

Parent Handbook

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Just-for-Fun© means that Jabiru Kids do things just because it’s fun…and because it’s secretly good for us…!

Initial roll-out of our C4K project will take place in stages from June 2015 to November 2017.