Play & Learn

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  • Lets Move
  • Lets Paint and Create
  • Lets Play
  • Lets Read and Write

A preschool curriculum for children of all abilities

Facilitating friendships at the preschool level among all children is at the core of the Play and Learn curriculum. Based on early childhood research, the authors believe that all young children learn best through movement and meaningful play with friends. The curriculum lays a framework that uses a transdisciplinary model of service delivery as the most effective way to teach young children. It is an excellent example of universal design in action since universal design supports an environment where ALL children are included in the same activities within the classroom.

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Purchase of the Play and Learn Curriculum includes access to a members only site which has downloadable visuals for each play area and many other teacher resources.
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Benefits of Play & Learn Curriculum

  • All team members are empowered to imbed adaptations and simple assistive technology into the classroom routines.
  • Theme-based units for every month with universal design can easily be paired with other curriculums.
  • Important early childhood domains of language and literacy development, creativity and the arts, cognitive development and physical and motor development are addressed.
  • All of these domains support the most critical domain for every child: social and emotional development.
  • Routine-based Preschool Assessment and collection tool included.
Play & Learn Framework

Play and Learn users are saying:

At Lexington School District One we have been using the Play & Learn program for the past two school years. Our special education director gave permission for us to use it as a pilot program in one of our schools. It was so successful, that we have since expanded it to other classrooms in our school district. The teachers love it, the therapists love it and, most importantly, the children all love it! It has given new functional meaning to the IEP process and to working collaboratively as a team to help children achieve their goals!

Randi Cogswell OT
Lexington, South Carolina

Play & Learn is an excellent tool for providers and caregivers who support children with disabilities in natural environments. The most beneficial aspect of the Play & Learn activities is that there are "functional" as well as "therapeutic" activities. When accommodations are made that allow children to engage in play, both children with and without disabilities benefit as they learn to respect differences and share common interests.

Mary M. Shea, EdD,
Project Consultant,
Kids Included Together
San Diego, California

Because of the Play & Learn curriculum, Danna's peers are more interested in what she is doing and want to be her partner in activities. It brings me great joy watching her react when she is interacting with her classmates. This is when she really shines!

Kari Anderson, parent
White Bear Lake, MN

Favorite Resources

www.ablenetinc.com - Products and services for persons with disabilities
www.abilitations.com - Toys and sensory motor equipment
www.discountschoolsupply.com - Reasonably priced and fun art supplies