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Play & Learn

You are your child’s first and most influential teacher. Help your child learn by providing lots of opportunities for play.

Learn Through Play

Find videos, PDFs, websites on learning through play, activities, play and mental health, early child development and more.

When children are playing, they are learning.

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Ideas and activities for learning through play.

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Handout explaining full day kindergarten in Ontario for parents and other family members.

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Welcome to Kindergarten™ resources: information, links, and more to support educators, parents and community partners in promoting early childhood development and learning for young children.

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Information and activities for parents and caregivers about play, child development, and school readiness.

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When your child is in charge of how an activity will play out, they will feel motivated to keep going, using patience and persistence.

Facts and benefits of unstructured play.

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Perceptions verses the facts about unstructured play in Canada.

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How unstructured play benefits mental health.

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Importance of unstructured recess (and play time) for healthy child development and learning.

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How unstructured play benefits early child development.

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Unstructured play — letting kids be kids — is a critical part of a child’s emotional, psychological and physical development.

How physical activity encourages health and social benefits.

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Health and social benefits gained when they are physically active.

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Tools and ideas to promote and encourage physical activity for children 0-6 years old.

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Information for parents and caregivers to gain confidence to encourage their children to play outside.

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Five ideas on how to engage children with autism in active play.

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Information to encourage and promote more physical activity and movement-based play within the curriculum.

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Overview of the recommended guidelines for children 0 – 5 years old to move, sit and sleep.

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