Why should you use these ideas with your child?
Language Express and the Ontario Early Years Centre Want You to GET DOWN AND PLAY!
Get down and play with your children. It sounds simple but it’s one of the most important things parents and caregivers can do to give their children a good start in life.
Check out these resources from Participaction that will help your family unplug and play.
Being the Bridge: Building Language While You Wait (for Parents of Children Birth to 2 ½ years of age)
- This e-learning course was created to provide parents with information on the role of attachment and routines in language development, insight into how communication develops from birth, as well as practical strategies to promote your child’s understanding and use of language at home. 30 minutes
The Power of Play: Creating Opportunities for Language Development (for Parents of Preschoolers – ages 2 ½ to 4) – This e-learning course was created to provide parents with information on how play skills and peer interaction skills develop, the link between pretend play, cognitive, and language development, and practical strategies for promoting your child’s understanding and use of language within playful activities at home. 30 minutes
Best Beginnings: A Parent e-Guide for Promoting the Social and Emotional Health of Children
– This e-guide was developed by York Region’s Best Start Network to provide parents in Ontario with information and tips to understand and promote their children’s social and emotional development from birth to Grade One. This e-Guide was designed to be explored by topic of interest, instead of being watched from start to finish. 70 minutes total