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We have a variety of resources to help you run your toddler group

Take a look at these stories, ready to use in your toddler group.

Father's Day Celebration cover
Noah's Ark
Zacchaeus finds a friend cover
Jonah and the Whale
mary and martha image
Palm sunday image
Toddler light party image
Toddler Celebration
His Love Is For Everyone
A Party for Baby Jesus

More toddler group stories

Father’s Day story – Based on the Prodigal son.

Mother’s Day story – A Mother’s Day story to use within toddler groups or in church

Harvest story – A Harvest celebration for Playtime 2016

Teddy bears’ picnic – telling the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand

The Easter butterfly – A unique way of telling the Easter story to under-fives

The Day the Queen came to Tea – This has echoes of the Mary and Martha story in the Bible

Playtime - Praise Songs for Toddlers NEW

Praise Songs for Toddlers

Essential Christian have teamed up with Playtime once again to create a special selection of praise songs for toddlers.

These songs are fun, great to dance to, and convey how much God loves us. Another fantastic resource to use within your toddler groups, play schools, churches and families.

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Action Songs for Toddlers

Essential Christian have teamed up with Playtime to create a special selection of action songs for toddlers.

With fun and exciting song words, meaningful story content and melodies that are easy to move and dance to, these songs are ideal for toddler groups, play schools, churches and families.

Playtime - bible songs

Bible Songs for Toddlers

Essential Christian and Playtime are thrilled to announce a new CD to add to the collection.

These songs are a great way of sharing some popular Bible stories and verses with little ones.

Hero of my Heart

A brand new and original song from Playtime for you teach your toddler group, complete with some funky actions and special guests!

You’re the Hero of my Heart MP3
You’re the Hero of my Heart lyrics

Facebook – a great way to connect with us!

Are there times when you feel isolated while running your group?

Would you like to be a part of a network where you can receive support and encouragement?

Facebook is a really effective way of communicating with other toddler group leaders. You can exchange new ideas, ask questions, make comments and give and receive support.

Why not join the Playtime Facebook group today and become an active participant in meeting new members and sharing your thoughts. It’s easy to do – just visit our Facebook page here . We look forward to hearing from you.

Guides for churches

Take a look at our free booklets which are designed to give you a user-friendly guide to various issues that may arise among parents in your toddler group. Topics include bereavement support, perinatal mental health issues, and how to support parents of children with additional needs.

Other helpful links and resources

Bring the little children

Care for the Family is launching an exciting new initiative to support and equip families to nurture their child’s faith at home. As toddler group leaders, this is something we can help families to develop within their own homes.

MOPS – making time for mums

Toddler groups are communities of parents … but when do we ever have time to talk to each other? Jane Whitehorn introduces us to MOPS, a style of parent-toddler group that focuses on enriching us mums as well as our children!

The Good Practice Guide – 2014

A fantastic guide to toddler groups just starting up, as well as established group leaders and their teams.

National Month of Prayer for church toddler groups

The National Month of Prayer provides a focus for both individuals and churches to support church based toddler groups.

Playtime tips – From the 2016 conference

Toddler services

Easter, Harvest and Christmas services told through the delightful stories of ‘Teddy’s Adventures’.

Building blocks

A free resource designed to help your church toddler group think through its vision and develop its potential, and is full of ideas about how you might engage with the parents and carers who attend your group more effectively.

‘You’re always there for me’ – by Joanna Fuchs

A poem for those who may find Mothers’ Day a difficult time.

‘My little hands’ – a poem for Father’s day.

Toddler group questionnaire

This is a great way to get a better understanding of how your families and carers feel about your group. It’s a free download you can edit and tweak to fit your needs.

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