The Importance of Play

For primarily younger children, a child’s playtime may serve as the medium through which parents, teachers, and therapists get a child’s attention to learn. By effectively gaining the attention of a child through play, one can make the most of every play moment by inserting valuable lessons into playtime.

In this episode of The A-Word, we see that play is used in Jack Riley’s ABA therapy session with CARD therapist Jessica.

How do you use play to educate your child? Need an example? Great ideas for structured, educational play time, can be found in the Smarty series.