LEARNING through play with access to quality toys for all local kids is the mission of not- for-profit organisation Rockingham and Districts Toy Library.
The toy library, based at the Waikiki Family Centre, provides affordable access to appropriate toys and equipment to assist the educational development of children aged zero to six.
Toy Library President Karen East said a child’s first five years of life were important to the foundation of lifelong learning.
“Our aim is for all children within the City of Rockingham and surrounding areas to have access to quality toys, games and other educational resources which support and encourage good developmental outcomes for children,” she said.
“Play is an integral part of childhood development as children learn through play, and families are a child’s first teacher.
“We actively encourage the participation of parents in their child’s play and learning so they can utilise and share their skills and expertise.”
Peet Limited’s Greenlea Baldivis estate will also support the not-for-profit organisation and would provide funds to upgrade and replace toys.
Membership of the toy library is open to residents of Rockingham and surrounding districts with children.
Members are allowed to borrow up to six toys at a time from the extensive library for a period of three weeks.