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[pley-groop] /ˈpleɪˌgrup/

a of small children, especially preschoolers, organized for or activities and supervised by adult volunteers.
a regular meeting of small children arranged by their parents or a welfare agency to give them an opportunity of supervised creative play See also preschool, playschool


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