Teach Me to Play™ Program
A founding principle of ESDM is teaching within the way the child best learns, and play is a vital part of the learning process. Research shows that functional skills emerge and develop in the child's natural environment first and enable the child to generalize to other situations and cope with a range of changing environmental demands (Bricker & Cripe, 1992; Hart & risky, 1995). The home can be an ideal setting for therapy, as young children typically thrive when they are in familiar surroundings and surrounded by the people and objects that are the most meaningful to them.
Play Kit rental service
We will customize and curate a developmentally appropriate set of toys for your child to assist in their continued growth. Each kit is individualized to help your child meet their developmental milestones, while reducing the overall out-of-pocket cost – $250 on avg. for toys you'd receive and potentially outgrow in 3 months – and simplifying the maintenance and management for you.
We also include Play Cards for each toy to maximize the impact each toy can have – these include therapist-created best practices on how to use the toys.
Step 1 Complete the Play Kit Placement Quiz online here
Step 2 Sign-up online (min. 3 months, cancel at any time)
Step 3 Choose your pick-up date and pick-up your kit
Step 4 Take your kit home, explore the play cards, and PLAY
Step 5 Play kit level re-evaluations and new toys are exchanged every 3 months at a reduced rate
Play kit level
3 mo. totals
(first 3 months) (second 3 months)
$10 + $5/day until returned
Lost or damaged pieces, cards or toys
Cost varies, client responsible for full cost of replacement
Free, M-Thrs. 9-4pm CDT