Class of the Week: The Importance of Play at an Early Age

By: Jasmyne Humble Email
By: Jasmyne Humble Email

For 15 years, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's "Play and Learn" program has helped children through the stages of learning.

The kids enjoy an hour and a half of activities such as reading, playing, dancing and arts and crafts.

Program Coordinator Linda Salzman says playtime plays a key role in development stages. Salzman says the children learn how to be social, while also enhancing their fine motor skills.

Parents say it also serves as a time to bond with one another, while their kids make new friends.

"Play and Learn" is offered all year round free of charge. There are various locations. Check out the list provided below!

For more information, call 2-1-1 or The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin at (715) 845-6747 or toll free at (800) 577-7971

Registration is required.


"Play & Learn" Locations

Wausau: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mondays
A.C. Kiefer Learning Center

Wausau: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Fridays
Marathon County Public Library

Weston: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
Key to Life Community Center

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesdays
Athens Community Hall

Mosinee: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Mosinee Library

Edgar: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursdays
Edgar Village Hall

Hatley: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursdays
Hatley Library Community Room

Spencer: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Village Building

Stratford: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mondays
Stratford Family Resource Center

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