Children go from struggling to succeeding with LEKOTEK
WDSRA is NOW an official Lekotek site!
What is Lekotek?
Lekotek provides the building blocks for developmental success. Cognitive, physical, communicative or sensory limitations may block the engagement inherent to play for a child with special needs. Through Lekotek purposeful play sessions and toy lending library, parents learn to engage their child and to and build important bonds. For ages birth to 12 years old.
It has been a very busy year as we prepared to launch the WDSRA Lekotek Family Play Program. We invite you to take a look at the progress along the way and a peek at our very first family play session.
PLAY SESSIONS Private, customized, therapeutic play sessions give families the guidance and support they need to learn and engage in purposeful play together. Siblings, grandparents and other family members can be included.
Certified Play Specialists work with families by modeling play strategies that parents can use at home. Before the first session, an intake is completed for each child to create lesson plans and set goals specific to each child. Play Specialists can also design play sessions around goals set forth by traditional therapists, schools or family members to enhance an enriched development.
During the one hour play sessions, parents learn to capture their child’s attention and engage in meaningful interactions using a variety of toys selected especially for them. Siblings and other family members are encouraged to be a part of the play sessions so that the whole family can begin to use similar strategies while building the social and emotional bonds important to family development.
TOY LENDING LIBRARY The toy lending library lets families continue the learning at home with the same toys they used in each play session. WDSRA’s Lekotek toy library is comprised of over 1,000 toys including adaptive toys, sensory, therapeutic and typical toys that boast developmental benefits. The library includes educational, commercial and specially designed toys from the United States and Europe. Toys are selected based on professional feedback from early childhood providers and therapists to gain maximum benefits for the child.
Naperville Park District
95th Street Center, Room 217
2244 W. 95th Street
116 N. Schmale Rd.
ANNUAL FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
Includes a one hour play session per month and loan of up to 5 toys per month. Play sessions are scheduled based on family and staff availability. Annual Family Membership $300 per year ($25 per month). Monthly payment options available.
TOY LENDING FOR SCHOOLS
Special education teachers and school district staff can enjoy monthly toy exchange privileges from the library for toys to be used in their classroom. School Year Loan $150, $200 full year.
Meet Owen and William. Hear one family’s story about how Lekotek made a difference in their lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXeKLPN-GuQ
For a Lekotek brochure, click here.
For a registration form, click here.
Learn more about Lekotek at http://lekotek.org/.
- For more information on Lekotek, contact WDSRA Outreach Manager, Dayell Houzenga at 630-681-0962 ext 552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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