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Learning Through Play

The Learning Through Play (LTP) materials developed at SickKids CCMH can be used by parents and early childhood educators or professionals and provide information about how to support healthy child development for children from birth to 6 years of age. The materials are culturally inclusive, mostly picture-based, and have been translated into 11 languages.

Learning Through Play calendars

For many years, parents have enjoyed using the Learning Through Play calendars, From Birth to Three Years and From Three to Six Years. The pictures in the calendars depict activities that parents can do with their children through the different stages of their development. They promote physical growth, relationship building and understanding of the world, communication and sense of self.

Birth to three $2 each
Three to six $2 each

Available in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Learning through Play Calendars

LTP in my own way

This resource is based upon the highly successful original Learning Through Play calendars: From Birth to Three Years and Three to Six Years. In this enhanced resource, information on physical and communication development have been included as well. To recognize that all children develop differently, each area of development can be separated in order to create a unique profile of the child. This will help parents to provide developmentally appropriate activities to stimulate all areas of their child’s development.

LTP in my own way Calendars $4

Learning through Play - In my own way

Growing up safely

Injuries are the leading cause of hospitalization and death in young children. Most injuries can be prevented. This booklet answers the questions parents ask such as “What kind of injuries can happen?” “How can I make my home safer?” and “What safety rules should I use?”

Growing up Safely Calendar $2

Growing up Safetly

Parenting magnets

These magnets come in both English and Spanish and can be purchased separately or in sets of eight.

They offer attractive reminders for parents regarding common parenting issues:

When a Child Misbehaves; Why Children Misbehave; Preventing Misbehaviour in Your Child; Making Rules for Young Children, Parents are Special; Praise Your Child; Communicating with Children; and I Need You To Play With Me Because… (only in English).

Parenting Magnets Set (8) $5
Available in English and Spanish

Parenting Magnets

How to order:

Please email us at prevention.services@sickkidscmh.ca and indicate the following:

  1. quantities and names of the items you wish to purchase
  2. include your full name and mailing address in the email