The playgroup I usually go to is more like a mothers group and its very laid back. Its for mums between 18 and 25 and its awesome! We are all very different but also the same. So the other day I went to a new play group and it freaked me out! I thought it would be good to expand my play group experiences so ds has something fun to do every day. Anyway there were a lot more kids and everyone was kinda shadowing their kids EVERYWHERE! It was like there were 15 kids on the playground and 15 mums. Nobody sat down for more than a few minutes with a cup of tea and I saw a lot of mums helping their 3 plus year olds do simple things like climb a ladder or go down a slide. At my regular playground the kids do their own thing mostly and we run song time and story time and crafts through out the day for some added fun. I like watching the kids interact without their mums "helping" and seeing how they problem solve and come up with all their own make believe games and thinking up crazy stuff to do. Granted they are cheekier but we are close by to pull them up if they are too mischievous! I also like getting to sit and have a chat to other mums and enjoy a coffee without interruption! I'm not sure if my usual group is different from most but just wondering what other peoples playgroups are like?