Raising children can spark lots of questions. The Family Place™ Playgroup offers caregivers the chance to ask important questions from child development experts in our community one-on-one. Each playgroup is a five-week session of fun, play-based activities for toddlers aged zero to three and their grownups and includes information on a variety of child development topics.
4/2021: Some of the areas below are under construction; updates soon to come
Each playgroup session includes:
What should you expect? Is that normal? At our playgroups, you can meet child development experts from our community to ask questions and talk one-on-one or in small groups about your concerns. Each session covers a new topic related to child development and parenting, including:
- Early literacy and general parenting (2/5/21 Recap post)
- Speech, hearing and language development (3/21/21 Recap post)
- Child development (3/6/21 Recap post)
- Nutrition (2/14/21 Recap post)
- Music and movement (3/14/21 Recap post)
Explore recommended library materials, free handouts, and community resources related to each week’s topic. You’ll find titles from our Parenting Collection, handouts and brochures, useful websites, and a variety of children’s materials to check out and explore together.
For in-person playgroups, the art exploration area provides opportunities to create and explore using open-ended materials. For virtual programs, participate in a step-by-step activity with your child using common household supplies. You can also explore some of our favorite activities from past sessions here and in our blog posts.
Toy and Play Areas
Each in-person playgroup session includes toys and activities for children from infancy through age five. Learn more about some of the different toys we have and how to continue exploring and learning at home as well.
Check our programming calendar for registration information for upcoming playgroup sessions.