I chose to start a play group to help educate the world on the best investment they could ever make is, playing with your child or any child you care about. We will discover and explore the most outstanding and educational, developmental products and tools for families and share resources to help the children in our lives reach age appropriate milestones while having fun playing with products of the highest quality with extraordinary value. I truly believe that play is a child's work...children play to learn, to grow, and to experience the world around them. Through a high level of open-ended play, we will discover and share toys, products or items that encourage a child's positive growth and development.
We will offer regular developmental screenings at our Meetups. In the early years, developmental and social-emotional screenings make sure that children are on track, and helps identify areas where additional support may be needed.
Families with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years of age in our play group can complete a FREE Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) developmental screening. It only takes 10 minutes to complete. We will learn how to score the screenings and offer support and resources for each individual who needs support. There are five areas of development that are examined with our Ages and Stages screening: fine motor, gross motor, communication and problem solving. We will have workshops that go into detail you can also go online to for more information about ASQ-3
Ages and Stages Questionnaires allow parents to check the development of their child. By completing the questionnaires, parents can check their child's progress and learn more about what to expect their child to be able to do at each stage of development.
Early diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays can help give a child the best opportunity to reach his/her full potential.
The goal of this group is to help all children reach their milestones while playing with you and having fun both the caregiver and the child!
This play group is also working on programs to involve the whole family. Game Night with your older children is something we promote and will offer in homes, communities, schools and libraries near you. According to a recent survey from Hasbro Games, 91% of families who make the time to play games together report that game playing sessions give their family mood a positive boost. Dr. Christine Carter, a happiness expert, sociologist and parent educator based out of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, assisted with the survey and shared some tips on how families can make the most out of family time — whenever we’re able to schedule it! Please join our community, suggest Meeetup's and RSVP to help give your child the skill needed to be a success in life, learned through play.