The MOMS Club of Placentia-North, CA has a different sort of playgroup – each month, they host ‘preschool hour’ a special playgroup for 2-4 year old crowd that is a bit more structured than your average playgroup.
It is an hour of circle time, music with movement, followed by a simple craft.
It is meant to prepare those toddlers for school (eventually!) and works on building social emotional skills, gross and fine motor skills, turn taking and learning spatial concepts such as “top” “middle” and “bottom.”
Moms and kids participate together and they utilize Handwriting Without Tears’ Get Set for School preschool writing program (www.hwtears.com) as a way to structure the time.