15 years of PLAYLearnThink!
To celebrate our 15 years of promoting play, PLAYLearnThink is taking an extended road trip. Between April and June, we drove just over 13,500Km to facilitate play training sessions and Adventure PlayDays across Ontario and Alberta. Thank you to the communities of Burlington, Manitouwadge, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, Terrace Bay, Nipigon, Geraldton, Thunder Bay, Kenora and Red Deer as well as the MacEwan University Childcare conference (Edmonton), the Edmonton Public Library, the Calgary and Region Family Day Home Agency, the Centre éducatif À petits pas (Scarborough) and the Carrefour francophone (Sudbury) for allowing me to share my passion for play with your professionals and to facilitate playdays for your families.
PLAYLearnThink will be travelling East this autumn towards Nova Scotia with play training and Adventure PlayDay stops in various communities along the way.
Our vision: Self-directed play for all children.
Our mission: To provide Adventure PlayDays in schools and community spaces where children are free to engage with a variety of loose parts and tools. To provide play training for adults to further their understanding of play and that self-directed play is a fundamental necessity for the healthy development of children.
PLAYLearnThink provides play training for adults, Adventure PlayDays for children and play consulting for anyone involved in play provision.
To date just over 11,300 workshop participants have taken our Play Ambassador's oath. We have reached over 420,000 children indirectly through our play training for teachers, educators and recreation staff. We have reached just over 9,400 children directly through school and community Adventure PlayDays.
We continue to help municipalities across Canada on their quest to take a walk on the play side!