Juega Conmigo (Play with Me), is a program of weekly, free, drop-in, parent-child playtimes for children ages 0-3, started in the Bachman Lake Library. Juega Conmigo is designed to foster strong parent-child relationships and children's growth through semi-structured play sessions. In this informal environment, bilingual developmental specialists share information and facilitate play and learning activities using toys, music, and movement to promote sensitive, stimulating parent-child interactions and provide important supports for school readiness.
Juega Conmigo’s unique format also serves as a support group bringing together families of young children who live in the community. Our program also positively impacts well-being by introducing families to other community resources, and bringing representatives of other programs to visit with families in the sessions. We invite speakers to visit with the families and discuss, with the help of a translator, parenting concerns such as nutrition, early literacy, and how to access services such as Medicaid and other early childhood programs. By supporting the parents’ investment in their young children and their parenting competence, we expect to build confidence, reduce stress, and promote positive psychosocial adjustment for both parent and child. These positive outcomes for the parents have been demonstrated in our monthly assessments of program effectiveness. Parents universally praise the experience, the skills and knowledge they and their children have gained.
Classes Offered Weekly:
Mondays 9:30 - 10:45am (Vickery Meadow)
Community Center Apt. Melody Park
5929 Melody Ln, Dallas TX 75231
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15am (Plano)
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
3305 N. Central Expressway, Plano TX 75023
*Register at our first session on April 30th, 2014*
Thursdays (two classes) 10:00 - 11:45am and 11:45 - 1:00pm (Bachman Lake)
Bachman Lake Public Library
9480 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas TX 75220
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:15am (Pleasant Grove)
Prairie Creek Branch Library
9609 Lake June Rd, Dallas TX 75217