Routines are an essential part of parenting - and of Parent-Child Playgroups. For Children, routines help create expectation and ease the transition from one activity to the next. That's why our Early Childhood Specialists, who lead our Parent-Child Playgroups, make sure the activity schedule is the same every session, even when there are new things to try in the play space.
Levi, aged 2, pictured here with Grandma as he masters a peg board, takes advantage of all areas of the play space. Every week, Levi and his mother come to Playgroup at the Brighton Branch Library.
Over the last few weeks, Levi's mother brought his grandmother to Playgroup to establish a new routine for Levi and Grandma so that when Levi's baby sister arrived, there would be less of a disruption to his schedule.
The Playgroup provides continuity of schedule for new big brother Levi and a nearby place for his grandmother to bring him and learn more about what Levi enjoys and how he learns.
Yay for Levi as he continues routines with big changes at home!