FAQ Playcation

General

Playcation is a holiday program containing four weeks of free activities to do at home with your toddler. The program is hosted on our online portal which you can access any time from 10 December until 9 January 2021 when the program ends.

You can choose between four of our most popular themes (Fantasy, Dinosaurs, Jungle and Bugs). Within each theme is a selection of fun, play-based activities for you and your little one to enjoy.  

All the activities are based on a form of play. There are sensory play activities, imaginary play, outdoor and guided play activities to choose from. The activities are easy-to-do and a great way to keep your little one learning through play.

Play Sense Playcation program is suitable for toddlers age 2 to 4 years old.

No, Playcation is a home program. All the activities and supporting instructions are simple to follow and don’t require the guidance of a Play Sense certified teacher. If you have any questions about the program or need technical assistance, please email [email protected] 

Yay! We want to share the Playcation with as many families as possible. You are welcome to share the link to the registration page with your friends and family. Registrations are open until 22 December. Those who have signed up will have access to the Playcation portal and activities until 9 January.

Playcation is a free holiday program. If you would like your little one to continue learning through play, you can enrol in a Play Sense in-home playgroup in your area. Our micro-playschools are limited to 6 little ones and guided by exceptional ECD teachers and therapists.

If we don’t have already have a group in your area, you can register your interest in starting a new group here: https://playsense.org/new-group-register-interest/

Absolutely! We want to reach as many children as possible with the Play Sense magic of learning through play.

We have chosen four of our most popular themes for you to choose from. Explore the fun, exciting activities in the Jungle, Dinosaur, Bugs and Fantasy themes.

Obami is the name of our E-learning platform where you will access the various themes and activities.

You can access Obami via your laptop or mobile phone (recommended). Click on the link you receive in your inbox to go directly to Obami:

https://www.obami.com/portals/PlaySense/PLAYCATION_PORTAL_1

Enter your unique username and password you would have received in your Inbox when you registered. You will receive your username and password within 48 hours of registering.

We provide shopping lists of everything you need to complete the activities for that theme. They are easy to find items that you probably already have at home, but if not, items can be bought from any of the major retailers or craft shops.

Each theme includes a shopping list under the daily activities.  

No, you can explore activities from all four themes.

To select a different theme from your laptop: Click on APPS / Portals on the left-hand side of your screen. You will be taken to your homepage where you can access your Playcation portal again and choose a different theme.

To select a different theme from your mobile phone: Click on the burger menu, click on ‘Portals’ from the dropdown list. From there, you will be taken to your homepage where you can access your Playcation portal and choose a new theme.

Click on the x and scroll back up. You will see a box at the top of the screen that says: “You are not a member. Join now.” Click ‘Join now’ and then click ‘Start’ at the bottom of the screen. Once you’ve done that, you are all set and ready to go!

Don’t forget to click ‘JOIN’ at the top of the screen.

If you need to go back to an activity or screen, you will need to reset your progress by:

LAPTOP: Click on the burger menu at the top of the screen and select ‘Reset Progress.’

MOBILE: Click on the menu, select ‘Option’ and ‘Reset Progress.’

From your laptop, click TECH SUPPORT on the left-hand side of your screen and log your query. We will contact you directly.

From your mobile, click on the burger menu and then click Tech Support to log your query. We will contact you directly.

Enrolments to join an in-home micro-playschool in 2021 are open. When you sign up before December 31, 2020 you qualify for a 50% discount on registration fees - a saving of R1250. To claim your discount and enrol your little one in the magical world of Play Sense, send us an email to [email protected]