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Encourage families to play and learn

Play&Learn PosterResearch shows that parents and caregivers have an important role in supporting early child development, and this can happen through play. That’s why, together with the Infant and Child Health Lab at the University of Toronto, we’ve launched Play&Learn. Play&Learn provides a variety of expert-reviewed activities that support a child’s growth. Activities focus on practicing skills in one of four developmental domains: Thinking & Learning, Social & Emotional, Movement, and Language.

Play&Learn is an easy-to-use resource for parents looking to support their child’s developmental journey. Our collection of activities has been chosen to be beneficial for each of three age groups: toddlers (1.5 to 2.5 years); preschoolers (over 2.5 years to 4 years); and kindergarteners (over 4 years to 6 years). Most Play&Learn activities can be completed in less than 15 minutes and require little or no equipment to get started. Suggestions are provided to make the activities easier or more challenging depending on a child’s unique capabilities.

Parents are always on the lookout for fun and engaging activities that support their child’s growth; you can confidently refer your patients to Play&Learn knowing that each activity was carefully reviewed and chosen by experts in child development.

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