KC Home Dad

Sunday, December 17, 2006

When can my child start coming to playgroup?

This has been the pervailing question circulating in the KCDADs group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kcdad/) this week.

Kevin wrote in his email, "don't think just because your daughter is only 8 months that she will not benefit." Kevin's daughter started coming to playgroup when she was 10 weeks old. "She loved to watch what was going on. Play group is as much for you and your sanity as it is for the kids to play with other kids."

Doug wrote, "I have seen improvements in the social skills of all our regular playgroup kids over time -- and at a remarkable rate compared to kids we associate with outside of KCDADS."

Steve added that if your child's naptime happens to be in the middle of playgroup, change it. "My solution (with my child) was to change naptime, playgroup was worth it." Also, at playgroup "you've got 5 - 10 guys every week to talk with ... that have lived through almost anything that you might be going through."

All great advice to help those at home dads who aren't sure when and how to make playgroup work for them and their child. For all of us who attend regularly, playgroup has created long-lasting friendships for us and our kids. Come soon and come often - it will really improve your family!

If you are not a member of KCDADs and live in the Kansas City metro area (or surrounding states), please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kcdad/ or email kcdad-owner@yahoogroups.com.

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