Play Toolkit for Parents and Practitioners
The Play Toolkit is designed to help parents support their child’s play at home. It provides background information on the importance of play and practical tips on how to incorporate play in everyday routines. It uses resources that families have at home. Tips and ideas are provided for parents and for family literacy and early childhood practitioners to use with children ages three to eight.
This new resource from the National Center for Families Learning covers six topics. Each section includes handouts for parents with information, activities and tips. Each section also includes Learning Snapshot videos for practitioners (10-15 minutes) and for parents (5-7 minutes). The six sections are:
- Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time® at Home
- Visual Schedule
- The Play Cycle
- A Comfy Place to Read
- Art Together
- Open-Ended Materials (Loose Parts)
A webinar on the toolkit homepage introduces the Play Toolkit.
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