Fun and Learning with Family Place

Have a playdate at the library in our Family Place Libraries! 

Join us to spend time together with your child, make new friends and talk one-on-one with child development specialists at our upcoming Family Place PlaygroupRegistration opens January 10 for our upcoming session at Schimelpfenig Library. 

Raising children can spark lots of questions. What should you expect? Is that normal? Who can help? The Family Place Playgroup offers caregivers the chance to ask important questions from child development experts in our community one-on-one. Each meeting covers a new topic, including early literacy, music and movement, speech, language, and hearing, child development, and nutrition. 

Each playgroup is a free, five-week session of fun, play-based activities for toddlers aged one to three and their grownups. Each week, explore customized play stations, art exploration activities and parenting resources in an informal setting. Plus, you can ask questions and get one-on-one guidance from child development specialists. Invite your friends to join you or make some new ones as you share fun learning experiences together. 

The next playgroup session runs from January 26 to February 23 at Schimelpfenig Library, and meets on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. It is open to any caregiver with a young toddler, and older or younger siblings may also attend. Want to join us? In-person sign up starts January 10 at Schimelpfenig Library. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early. 

Check out our topic schedule and resource partners below: 

Date Topic Resource 
January 26 Child Development Early Childhood Interventions 
February 2 Nutrition Children’s Health 
February 9 Music and Movement Sound Starts Music Therapy 
February 16 Speech, Language and Hearing UTD Callier Center and Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
February 23 General Parenting and Early Literacy Family Compass 

The Harrington and Schimelpfenig Libraries are part of the Family Place Libraries national network. This designation reflects our commitment to provide a welcoming environment with resources and experiences to help your family thrive. In addition to our playgroup sessions, you’ll find specially designed play spaces, a large collection of parenting materials (available in English, Chinese, and Spanish), and library staff specially trained in child development and family support. Learn more about Family Place here on the blog, or explore past playgroups and activities in these recap posts

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