For young children – birth to 12 years old who experience a delay to 1 or more areas of development.
Sometimes it is hard to know how to play with your child.
Sometimes you need help showing siblings how to play together. Lekotek Certified Play Specialists can model play strategies you can use at home. Bring the joy of play to the whole family.
Learn how to guide your child/children through purposeful play. Learn how to help your child move from struggling to succeeding. Engage your child and build important bonds. Naperville and Carol Stream locations available.
You have access to over 1,000 toys including adaptive toys, sensory, therapeutic and typical toys that boast developmental benefits. You take home the toys you used in your play session to continue the learning at home. Toys are rotated as needed.
Benefits & Highlights
- Often when a child has a delay in development it makes play more of a challenge, potentially further delaying development. Toys and games may present challenges that remove the fun and spontaneity of play. Lekotek Certified Play Specialists can show you how to overcome those challenges.
- You take home the toys used in your play session to continue the learning at home.
- Siblings, caregivers and extended family are welcome.
- This is a membership program.
FAQ & Additional Resources
Yes. Before the first session, a Certified Play Specialists will complete an intake for your child. Lesson plans and goals are specific to your child’s needs. Play sessions can also be designed around goals set forth by traditional therapists, schools or family members to enhance an enriched development.
During the one hour play session, parents learn to capture their child’s attention and engage in meaningful interactions using a variety of toys selected especially for them. Siblings and other family members are encouraged to be a part of the play sessions so that the whole family can begin to use similar strategies at home.
Yes. The annual Family Membership includes a one hour play session per month and loan of up to 5 toys per month. Play sessions are scheduled based on family and staff availability. Annual Family Membership is $300 per year ($25 per month).
Certified Play Specialists are trained and certified by the National Lekotek Center, Chicago.