Learning to Play & Playing to Learn

Booklet in English for parents: how to support play-based learning at home, in child care and preschool settings and in kindergarten. (2020)


This is for high resolution files only. The other versions of this resource are free.


This booklet is for everyone who cares for children: Parents, caregivers, guardians, child care providers, health care providers, family members, friends, etc. It is based on the research of what, how, and when a child learns, and filled with:

  • Up-to-date information
  • Helpful tips
  • Checklists
  • Links to other resources

These tools will help parents and caregivers to support the child’s individual growth and development. This will help children be prepared for learning at school, and also help adults feel more confident that the child is prepared for kindergarten and beyond. The tips, activities and links in this booklet can help them to decide the best way to support their child.

The literacy level of this booklet has been assessed at a reading level of about grade 6-7

Checklists relating to growth, development, health, nutrition, routines and self-help, including the revised nnds can be accessed at www.ndds.ca .

Also available in French, and in PDF with short urls (not suitable for printing) in English and French.