• GROUP CONNECTIONS

    Group Connections offer opportunities for parents/caregivers and children to participate in a variety of hands-on learning activities. In addition, it is a great opportunity to connect with other families. Most of all, we hope you will have fun with your child.

    Group Connection family events are organized and designed for parent-child interaction, so parents can learn by observing their child and other children. The events typically have a variety of theme-based activities for families to enjoy together. Parent educators or community partners lead the events and provide useful information to parents.

    Group Connection parent-only sessions are opportunities to share information about parenting issues from a variety of experts on different topics. These sessions may be held virtually or in person.  All Group Connections are provided at no charge to families, but registration for the event is requested.    

     
    Panda Playtime
    Friday, February 23
    9:30-10:30 am
    Ages: Birth - 36 months
    Panda Playtime is a FREE Parkway Parents as Teachers event for Parkway families with children ages from birth to 36 months. This is a great time for your child to learn and develop social skills while playing with others. We set up the fun & the children decide how to play.  Stay for as long as you choose.  Because of safety concerns, enrollment is limited.  Click to Register   
     
    Parkway STEMFest 24
    Saturday, February 24, 10am-2pm
    Parkway Southwest Middle School
    701 Wren Ave, Ballwin
    Make sure to stop by the Parkway Parents as Teachers area at the Parkway STEMfest. STEMFest is a FREE PreK-12 family event with hands-on activities.
     
    Attention: All Parents of Picky Eaters
    Tuesday, February 27
    6:30 pm
    Adult Webinar
    During this Group Connection, we will talk about reasons kids are picky, strategies for overcoming stressful mealtimes and when to seek extra help. This group connection is designed for parents only. Presented by Aley Babb-Keeble, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist and Co-Owner of Acorn Children’s Therapy LLC.  FREE for Parkway residents. A link will be sent to you before the session.  Click to Register   
     
    MARCH Into Reading
    Tuesday, March 5
    5:30 - 7:00 pm
    Family Group Connections Ages: Birth - 5 years
    Follow Parker's Path to Reading Fun as you and your child (birth-5 years) explore literacy activities such as a "Move Your Mood Dance Party", "Make It & Take It Books", and a "Book Walk".

    Also enjoy:

    • Stories and songs from our St. Louis County librarian
    • Discover new books for your home library at our Scholastic Book fair

    Click to Register

     

    Panda Playtime
    Thursday, March 14
    9:30-10:30 am
    Ages: Birth - 36 months
    Panda Playtime is a FREE Parkway Parents as Teachers event for Parkway families with children ages from birth to 36 months. This is a great time for your child to learn and develop social skills while playing with others. We set up the fun & the children decide how to play.  Stay for as long as you choose.  Because of safety concerns, enrollment is limited.  Click to Register
     
    Songs, Stories & Sillies
    Thursday, March 28
    1:00-2:00 pm
    Ages: Birth - 5 years
    Songs, Stories & Sillies is a FREE Parkway Parents as Teachers event for Parkway families with children ages birth-5 years. Come join our talented Parent Educators as you and your child participate in fun singing/movement, active stories and lots of silly moments. 

    Click to Register