• Why Do A Home Play Assesment 

     This can be completed from the comfort of your home!!

     

    To observe and identify ways to assist in strengthening your toddler’s play process. 

     

    To identify and measure any present and future developmental skills your toddler will need help in.

     

    To get your toddler more ready for daycare or kindergarten. 

     

    To better understand the complexity of your toddler's thinking and interests.

  • How To Get Started

    Takes from 28 to 35 minutes

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    Observe how your child interacts with their toys as you fill out the play Rating Scale by marking what you see they can or can't do.

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    Do this play Rating Scale when you and your child have time at home, you don't want them to be rushed. Your child needs time to form their play process and sequence.

     

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    Continue to work with your child on building the skills that they need more developing. This can be done by  playing alongside them and doing the suggestions from my scaffolding and other articles.

     

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    Five things to remember when doing a play assessment at home

    1. Create a well-arranged and visually pleasing home play space.
    2. A play assessment can be completed between two back-to-back days or within the same week.
    3. All toys provided should be age-appropriate, at your child's developmental level and open-ended.
    4. Don't prompt your child to show a skill, try to let them show it naturally.
    5. Ensure that toys are: easy to use, can be used independently, allow creative expression, are safe and cognitively rich.​