PAMP Playdates include In-Home Playdates, Family Playtime in the Park, Blanket Babies, Crawlers and Toddler Time. There’s something for everyone, including drop-in gatherings as well as ones that require RSVPs. Try out both the at-home playdates as well as the ones outdoors to see which ones you (and your children) like best.
Family Playdates are a great way to get out, meet other families and help the kids burn off some energy. If it’s easier for you to have people come to your place rather than get out to meet others, consider hosting an in-home playdate!
“I was shy about showing up to playdates at first, but everyone was so welcoming that I quickly got over my shyness,” says volunteer Jessica. “I've been thrilled with how supportive and understanding everyone I've met at playdates has been.”
It's not only a great opportunity for parents and kids to socialize, but it’s also helpful to learn from parents with older children.
“During the last playdate I was able to ask a mom with an older child questions about how she navigated issues such as sleep schedules, weaning and preschools,” Jessica said. “It was really helpful!”
Playdates can also expose your little one to new things. Jessica’s baby is four months old, and she usually doesn’t care for tummy time. “When my daughter was doing tummy time with several other babies at a playdate, she was so interested in the other babies that she did tummy time for a good 15 minutes (usually she does it for 5 minutes before protesting)!” she said.
Find out more about all of the PAMP Playdates here. If you have any questions, please let us know.