Learn to play

Welcome to the site. Here you will find resources on play, for therapists, for teachers and for parents. Also available on the site are books for purchase and information on training and workshop events.

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Learn to Play and Child Initiated Pretend Play Assessment , Melbourne Workshops in July

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Learn to Play book

A dynamic interactive programme to develop imaginative play. Use the Learn to Play Program with reproducible handouts for parents and caregivers to foster a child’s ability to play independently.

Occupational therapists, speech pathologists, special education teachers, preschool fieldwork officers and early childhood workers can use Learn to Play.

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The wonder of play

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."

Albert Einstein

"The ability to play is critical not only to being happy, but also to sustaining social relationships and being a creative, innovative person."

Stuart Brown MD - Contemporary American Psychiatrist

"The truth is that play seems to be one of the most advanced methods nature has invented to allow a complex brain to create itself."

Stuart Brown MD - Contemporary American Psychiatrist

"The playing adult steps sideward into another reality, the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery."

Erik H. Erikson - American Psychoanalyst 1902-1994