Playgroups

What is Playgroup?

 

The Welcome Baby Playgroup program provides an opportunity for parents and their children to receive interaction as well as provide tools for parents to feel more confident and ready for parenthood.

 

Studies have shown that there are many benefits to both the parent and child who participate in playgroups. Some of these include: providing opportunities for parents to share experiences, enhance self-esteem, social support, and a sense of belonging. Likewise, playgroups provide children with a stimulating environment and strengthens social skills while they learn as they learn through a variety of stimulating activities. Participating in playgroups will be an invaluable experience for everyone involved.

 

We typically hold 3 playgroups. Participants could come to any of our groups in these areas; no registration required. Be sure to check the "Calendar" tab on our website for the most up to date information on cancellations.

  • Monday mornings, 10:30am-12:00pm at the Utah County Health Department 151 S University Ave, Provo, Utah 84601
  • Friday mornings, 10:30am-12:00pm at South Franklin Community Center 770 S 700 W, Provo, Utah 84601
  • Monday mornings, 10:30am-12:00pm at Kids Who Count, 345 N. SR 198, Salem, Utah 84653

 

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Because of COVID-19, we are not holding in-person playgroups at this time. 

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Success Stories:

"It has helped my children and I a few ways over the years. It helps with socialization, we have all made friends there. My kids have learned songs they live singing at home and elsewhere. They have learned about colors, seasons, animals, and other topics. It has helped with coordination and creativity with activities like dancing and crafts. We were able to learn about and join other programs like Kindermusik and food sense through playgroup. It has even helped me with my business through contacts I have made through playgroup.”

“My son always hums the songs we sing at playgroup. He loves playgroup... Even though he is extremely shy he soaks up everything.”

“We love the Playgroup. It is close to our home and we walk there each week. I have connected with other moms, made friends, shared ideas and even had a employment opportunity through the people I met there. My child has been able to practice early social skills through the shared experience. The variety of activities seems just right for the average age of kids that attend.”