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Buy a Talk & Play Activity Box from Snap! Fine Motor.  A portion of every box sold supports PSL.


Your gift helps us make a bigger impact.


Join or start a Squad with friends!  Help us prep diapers, moms TLC bags, toys and more with the message to ADD the WORDS. 


Learn while gaining great experience with us as part of our innovative outreach team!

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?

We need you.  Inspire families.

You can earn $20/week sharing our message.  

-Take the 30 minute MathTalk online workshop.


Or become a Parent Play Leader to do 3 hours paid outreach a week in your own neighborhood!

-Take the 2 hour full Workshop series.

We are also seeking INTERNS, VOLUNTEERS and TEAM MEMBERS to help with:

Social Media Posts, Data, Feedback and Family Engagement Outreach.

Send your letter of interest and resume to:

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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