I really like this idea of having a kit to give to a caregiver of a child 0-3 that contains activities that can be done with the child to enhance their brain development through play. Have you thought about adding activities that utilize low-cost household items such as pie plates, cereal boxes and plastic tupperware? These are items we frequently teach parents to utilize that may not have the financial ability to purchase expensive toys for their children.
I have had the opportunity to see these playgrounds be used in one of the small communities of Southern Arizona and it has been amazing. Watching the children interact with each other and use their imaginations with each of the different pieces provided in the kit is inspiring.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our submission. We anticipate serving on average about 20 parents per year through the network. However, this number could fluctuate dependent upon the number of parents that enroll in the LPN program with children 0-5 years old. Unfortunately, due to resource constraints we have not had to opportunity to fully implement and test the program, but we have had the opportunity to begin making connections amongst the 4 partner agencies to work to leverage the current resource to best support the parents. Thank you for sharing the prototyping resource. I will definitely take a look.