BALDWIN — More than 30 families gathered at Hollister Park on Friday for a time of fun and learning during Pop-up Playtime, an event hosted by Great Start Collaborative through West Shore Education Services District.

The one-time event was made possible through a Trusted Adviser’s grant.

“There was a great turnout. This was an initiative to get parents and kids to engage with each other by parents getting off their phone and computer screens and have a picnic, play board games and read to their kids,” said Kristine Dila, school psychologist with West Shore ESD. “There were seven parent stations and each family received more than $100 in giveaways.

“We are giving parents everything they need to spend time with their kids, such as books, a board games, a picnic blanket and other kids games. The parents were thrilled.”

Some of the parent stations included information on bedtime routines, healthy snacks and a literacy station where parents were free to choose two books to take home. Kids were also entertained with a bouncy house and families enjoyed a free lunch.