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Welcome to
Play Connect

Join Play Connect and discover a world of play! Make lasting connections with like-minded parents and enjoy endless opportunities for fun and learning. Our platform helps you easily find and connect with playgroups, caregiver/child classes and play places in your area – plus, we provide optional play activities to make it even easier. Come join us and make the most of your playtime!

Connect

We offer multiple ways to build connections with members of your community.

Find a playgroup database: Here you can find playgroups, classes, and play places from around the United States. Our listings feature detailed information about each group, including hours, location, and contact information.

Regardless of how you choose to connect, your child will gain social skills and make lasting friendships all while they PLAY!

By utilizing Play Connect, you’ll be able to provide your child with the social connection they need to thrive and to make friends in an enriching environment.

Registering your playgroup, play place, or caregiver/child class is FREE!

To learn more about our playgroup registration, click here.

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Activities

At Play Connect, we believe that unstructured playtime is essential for a child's development. However, it can be fun to add in some structured activities based on children's interests.

We have a variety of free activities for children ages 6 months and up. From gross motor to arts and crafts, our website provides a variety of activities that can keep your child engaged and entertained.

Teeny Tinies (6 months - 2 years)

Play Actvities (2 years and up)

 

For those looking for full preschool lessons, please visit our preschool resources page for more information.

Fun Spring Play Dates

Visit a Garden or

Nature Center

*See how many colors of flowers you can find

*What animals do you see?

*Are bees pollinating the flowers?!

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Play in the Rain

For those who are willing to get messy!

*Throw on your rain boots and jackets and go dance and play in the rain (safely of course).

*Go on a puddle walk and see what big puddles you can jump in.

Fun in the Rain

Go to a Park

Choose a park with wide open spaces for even more fun:

*Play Structures

*Bring a soccer ball or other sports equipment

*Fly a kite

*Have a picnic

*Keep the earth clean and participate in park clean up!

Playground

Visit a Zoo

Meet at your local zoo (or petting zoo)

*Discover all of the animals

*What animal sounds do you hear? What do you smell?

*What's the biggest or smallest animal?

*What conservation efforts is your zoo doing? Which animals were rescued?

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