We believe that all children deserve the best start in life. Research shows that stimulating playful experiences develop children’s confidence, curiosity, creativity, communication, and instils a can-do attitude.
Our vision is for all communities to value the power of play to support children’s healthy development and aspirations.
Our discovery spaces exemplify playful learning experiences; from simulated archaeological excavations, to house construction experiences, crawl through giant body parts and perform your own show. Discovery spaces are designed for children and their adults to co-create, co-discover, and experience the joy of sharing a playful adventure.
See our vision in action at the Early Start Discovery Space hosted and operated at the University of Wollongong. Other discovery spaces and 'kindazeums' are being developed. Contact us to learn more.
Our national library STEM initiative sees libraries and community venues throughout Australia being trained, equipped and supported to run science and discovery clubs. These include the Little Bang Discovery Club, Big Bang Science Workshops and collection of loanable STEM-themed Spark discovery boxes. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.
Our mission is to develop resources for communities, and provide training and support to empower local facilitators to host playful learning experiences for children and their families.
Through this work we aim to develop a culture that values the power of play and life-long learning, and positively impact the health and well-being of children wherever they live.