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Play Smart Literacy empowers parents and caregivers by bringing awareness to the connection between talk, play, and child development.

We help families with children 0-5 years old recognize, create and engage in opportunities for learning and playful adult-child conversations and every day. 


You are your child's first teacher

Ready to join in on the fun and growth?

Online Workshops!
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Learn how to Play Smart at home and inspire others with outreach

Register Now for a Free Gift!

Gift of Words

Receive a start-up pack when you play with Play Smart Literacy!

  • Family Start-Up Registration Kit


  • The Gift of Words: How do                 Children Learn to Talk?

  • Flyers & Checklist

  •  Play Prompt Stickers

  •  New Book with Prompt


Sign up today!

For parents and teachers: 
Our weekly newsletters share a play theme for the week, including: playdate ideas, how to ADD THE WORDS, and more!

Find out where we will be next by following us on social media! We have playdates multiple times a week in Southside Chicago!

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