Feb 10, 2014

The Power of Play: Creating Opportunities for Speech and Language Development

The delighted look on your child’s face when you join her “tea party”; the giggle when Daddy puts on the Princess crown; the endless enjoyment when you join in and “eat” the play dough cookies.

Nothing engages or motivates a child more than when an adult joins in on the one thing they love most in the world – play!

When we see your child, first and foremost, Speech-Language Pathologists get to know them through play. This interaction helps to build a trusting, nurturing relationship and provides a foundation within which social interaction and communication skills can develop. Speech and language goals are weaved throughout games and pretend play activities that your child enjoys to keep them engaged, motivated, and paying attention so that learning can occur.

We invite you to share 4 hours of your time with us as we provide insight into play and tips and tools for using play to build speech and language skills while you wait for your assessment or treatment with a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Come and play! We look forward to meeting you!


4-Part FREE Webinar Series: The result of a collaboration between the York Region Early Literacy Specialists and the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. Funding support provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Audience: For parents of preschoolers (ages 2 ½ – 4) who have concerns about their child’s communication development.

Live Webinar Dates: Every Wednesday from 8:30-9:30pm

Part 1: The Power of Play: Play Builds Relationships (February 12, 2014)

Part 2: The Power of Play: Not Just for Kids (February 19, 2014)

Part 3: The Power of Play: Playing with Words (February 26, 2014)

Part 4: The Power of Play: Music Notes and Between the Lines (March 5, 2014)

Registration: Please register for the live webinar of your choice (or all four!). All of the live webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing. Register at: www.familydaycare.com/webinar

Webinar Content – Maigen Bundy, M.Cl.Sc., Reg.CASLPO, Speech-Language Pathologist (905) 989-1884, ext .72933.

Technical Issues – Paige Stirling-Fox, Early Literacy Specialist (416) 922-8884 ext.2306
Jill Javelosa-Alvarez, Early Literacy Specialist (416) 922-9556 ext. 2410

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