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!
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.
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 Winter Play Dates
Go to a local sledding hill!
*Gather up your sleds and have fun racing (safely) down the hill!
*Warm up afterwards with a nice cup of hot chocolate!
Bake some festive cookies
*Actually bake the cookies together
*Cookie party - everyone brings cookies they love. Throw in hot chocolate for more delicious fun!
*Check out your local ice-skating rink (indoor or outdoor)!
*Practice moving around on the ice!
*If your child(ren) don't wish to use skates yet, many rinks will let young kids just slide around on their shoes).
There are so many fun things to do in the snow but sometimes it's best to just play!
Head to a local park and:
*Run in the snow
*Make snow angels
*Build snow people (or animals!)
*Make snow balls