"Play to Learn" Communication and
Academic Skills Program with Dr. Caldwell

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Play gives children "opportunities to explore the world, interact with others, express and control emotions, develop their symbolic and problem-solving abilities, and practice emerging skills. Research shows the links between play and foundational capacities such as memory, self-regulation, oral language abilities, social skills, and success in school."


- NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)



Using children's favorite toys, games, and activities (along with some fun activities I bring with me!), I work with kids in their homes on academic and communication skills in a relaxed, motivating, fun, and research-based way.

I believe that children learn best through play and that a child’s favorite activities provide a great context for working on communication and social skills. During these activities, children are typically highly motivated to communicate and interact. It also gives children a meaningful reason for communicating, so it isn’t just learned as a “rote” skill. You'll often find me working on language and communication while making balloon animals, blowing bubbles, drawing/painting/sculpting, or which ever activities your child loves.

 

If you’re in Rockwall, Rowlett, or Royse City, Texas, and you’d like more information or to schedule a free initial consultation about the “Play to Learn” program, please send me a message and we’ll set something up.

Program Pricing

1 session/week = $50 per hour,

2 sessions/week = $45 per hour,

3+ sessions/week = $40 per hour.

*Currently on-hold, but will resume soon!

 

For your reference, many of the approaches I use are based on the strategies in the following books.

Examples of activities that we might do in a "Play to Learn" session might include:

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See more examples of projects and activities on my blog.