What Is a Playgroup for Children?

What Is a Playgroup for Children?

A playgroup for children is a casual session in which children, babysitters, nannies or parents come together so the children can interact with one another. Playgroups can be for babies, toddlers or school-age children.

Playgroups help to develop children's social skills and allow them to enjoy themselves through informal play. The adults who bring the children to the playgroup can also make friends while sharing their experiences and learning from one another. The playgroup gives parents a chance to spend quality time playing with their children as well. These groups are facilitated by the adults who bring their children to play. A playgroup can be held in the home of one of the parents, at the park, a community center or another location of the parents' choosing.