Playgroups and play dates are excellent for your child and for you. Your child will have some fun, develop social skills playing with another child, and even play and experiment with toys that you may not have in your house.
"Play can be the long-sought bridge back to that deep emotional bond between parent and child. Play, with all its exuberance and delighted togetherness, can ease the stress of parenting. Playful Parenting is a way to enter a child's world, on the child's terms, in order to foster closeness, confidence, and connection."