Play group: For entertainment on a regular basis, the playgroup is unmatched! Weekly playgroups provide an enjoyable diversion where the children can play with friends while their moms talk or where all the members enjoy a structured mom-child activity.

Playdates are a great opportunity to generalize mastered skills, address social emotional issues and foster friendships. For smaller children playdates are perfect because you have control over the size of the group and the activities. This amount of control can often mean success that is otherwise difficult at the playground or elsewhere in the community.

A playgroup is an organization of parents with the expressed intent to have the children come together and play. There are playgroups that cater to specific categories of parents, particularly including stay at home dads, stay at home moms, and working moms. In areas of the US where homeschooling is popular, it is not unusual to see groups especially for homeschooling families. These can be part of local or even national playgroups. Churches, rec centers, and other community organizations sometimes sponsor weekly or monthly playgroups. Age limits are determined by the individual group. Some groups have upper age limits and some do not. It is not unusual to see groups where, in addition to activities for the children, there are social events for the whole family or for parents only. In highly mobile communities, playgroups can be an important tool for building the social network of young families who have recently relocated to the area.

Playgroups are an informal session where moms, dads, grand parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment.
They are set up and run by parents and caregivers, with children choosing from a range of activities set up to meet their varying needs. Activities at playgroup are either free or low cost, and may include Music and singing, Imaginative play, Outdoor and free play, Art and craft activities or Outings.

A playgroup can be held anywhere that is safe for children and where groups of people can meet – community and neighborhood centers, health clinics, women’s centers, preschools and kindergartens, church halls and even in someone’s house. In a playgroup, parents and caregivers stay to interact with the other adults; and to play with the children. No child is too young for playgroup. All children from 0–5 years, including babies, love new experiences and benefit from developing sensory, social and communication skills through activities at playgroup.

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