These cards can be used by anybody who wants to play with a child under the age of five (0-5). This includes:
Parents and caregivers
Service providers working with families
The size of each deck is 5” x 3” x .5”.
What's in the box?
24 Activity Cards
About the cards
The Why Play? Activity Cards suggest play activities for children aged 0 to 5. These activities are based on content from the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. This set of 24 cards complement Why Play? series of pamphlets which contains evidence-based early childhood development information for parents with young children.
Each set of 24 double-sided cards offers a variety of simple and short activities to enjoy with young children on a day-to-day basis.
The Cards come in four colors. Each color focuses on a skill competency to be fostered: autonomy, exploration, social skills, communication
One side of each card highlights the purpose of the activity, i.e. what targeted skills develop or improve because of this specific activity
The other side of the card describes the activity and the target age for that activity