Play is the way kids learn, develop skills and reach milestones. The National Lekotek Center mission is to make the world of play accessible to ALL children, especially those who have disabilities or special needs. Toys and play empower children to reach their potential and increase inclusion within the family and community.
At Lekotek, play strategies are modeled for parents in a re¬≠laxed, cheerful setting by trained and certified Family Play Specialist. Selecting from a large inventory of toys and materials, the Lekotek Leader skillfully demonstrates how to capture the child's attention and engage him or her in mean¬≠ingful interaction. During play sessions/play groups parents & siblings participate, learning how to best inte¬≠grate play techniques and activities into their daily routines at home. At the end of each session, the family borrows several toys from the toy lending library to use at home during the month.
Play groups, special events and Compuplay programs are also offered to families that join the Lekotek organization.
Lekotek continues to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs through toys and play!