Playgroup for Pre-Kindergarten at Megabangna
The first steps to your child’s learning journey
Let’s face it! Parenting is not easy. Aside from caring for their child’s needs, parents also have to work and deal with taking care of finances, household responsibilities, and more. When overwhelmed with all these responsibilities, it’s often difficult for parents to focus on their baby or toddler’s learning. Luckily, parents have an opportunity to teach their children in a fun and engaging way through playgroups.
Playgroup at D-PREP
Note: Though activities are led by professional and fully qualified Teacher and Teacher-Assistant; a child should always be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times.
Benefits of playgroup in early childhood
In a playgroup, parents and guardians get together with their babies and toddlers to connect and learn through play. Research shows that play deprivation during early childhood development causes long-term effects such as isolation, depression, reduced self-control, and poor resilience.
Playgroups allow children aged 11 months to 3 years old to move and explore their surroundings safely under adult supervision. They also better bond with their parents and guardians, which improves holistic development. Most of all, playgroups teach parents techniques to merge education and play in their child’s day-to-day activities.
D-PREP International School playgroups are held at our Megabangna branch located on the 2nd floor of the mall. There are two main group classes:
Little Explorers Playgroup – Sensory & Activity: includes both structured and free play like Messy & Water, Music and games, Light and Shadow Freeplay, and Arts & Crafts.
Mommy & Me Playdate: Storytime, Dramatic Play, Music and Art and Crafts. Children socialize with friends during free play, including sensory activities. A parent or guardian should also be present as they will be joining the class.
Who should attend playgroups?
Playgroups are designed to teach babies and toddlers through play. It is also meant to enhance the children and their parents’ bond. D-PREP playgroups are for children aged 1 year 6 months to 3 years old.
Children can also be accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or carers. Playgroups are inclusive. At D-PREP, we provide a welcoming environment for parents who support their child’s development and growth.
Playgroup schedule and dynamics
We offer classes every Monday and Wednesday. The duration per class will be 1 hour and 15 minutes and are suitable for children ages 11 months to 3 years old.
10:00 - 11:15 AM
(children ages 2.5 to 3 years old)
11:30 - 12:45 PM
(children ages 11 months to 2.5 years old)
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
Yes, D-PREP playgroup classes will be in English. Parents who want to enhance their communication skills are also encouraged to participate.
You may visit our Megabangna branch to inquire about the classes. However, you will have to make a reservation to secure a slot for playgroup.
Parents and guardians can prepare their children for playgroup by ensuring they are well-rested and have eaten properly. Parents can also practice background hearing by letting their children listen to English nursery rhymes at home.
D-PREP playgroup takes precautions against the spread of COVID-19 and encourages parents and children to maintain proper hygiene inside and outside the class.
Maximum of 5 students per class.