A playgroup is an informal and relaxed meeting of carers of babies, toddlers and preschool kids with other carers and their little ones so that the children can take part in supervised social and creative play.
Are Playgroups really that important? To answer that, we'll have to take a look at what a playgroup does for children?
A playgroup allows a child to ....
- learn to get along with others
- experience new playing and creative opportunities
- learn to share toys and take turns
- explore in a safe environment
- make new friends
- increases the child's confidence in relating to others
- helps transition a child from
- prevents isolation
Where possible, you can organize playgroups with your friends. However, if you are working and it is not possible to do so, but you still wish to send your child to a playgroup to explore and learn rather than staying at home with just the maid, you can try a place which is run like an informal playgroup.