Play is a critical component of your child’s learning, development, and well-being. Here are a couple of suggestions to support your child’s engagement in play:
- Allow your child’s interests to be your guide
- Ask open-ended questions (how or why?) about what you both are doing while you play
- If your child asks for help, restate the problem and ask how they think the problem could be solved before offering solutions
- Give children time to think and respond to questions or to make choices
- Above all, have fun!
Play Today: A Guide for Families
This booklet describes ideas and examples of quality play experiences for children.
The activities in this book are intended to support children and caregivers/families to play and explore together. Some adaptations are included. Feel free to adapt activities further according to your specific needs.
Above all, play and have fun!
Set 1 Let’s Play, Engagement - Other languages
Set 2 Let’s Play, Communication - Other languages
Set 3 Let’s Play, Identities - Other languages
Set 4 Let’s Play, Well-Being - Other languages
Your local library hosts amazing programs that support play, engagement, and preliteracy skills. The librarians who support these programs are a great resource for any questions you may have about how to engage your child in learning. Check out your local library’s programs today.
For online resources, Vancouver Public Library has a number of fun activities to try:
Appetite to Play
This website has a range of activities for children and families and information on healthy eating and physical activity.