What is playWisely?

It’s all there in our name! We are all about playing…..wisely! Neuroscientists know that early, age-appropriate stimulation is critical to a child's development. In fact, children’s earliest experiences form the structures of their brains and build the tools they’ll use to make sense of the world for the rest of their lives.

We’ve taken the latest and most robust neuroscientific findings on childhood play and brain development and used them to develop a curriculum that’s designed to optimize your child’s learning abilities and give them the tools they’ll need to make their way through this quickly changing world. So yes, it’s science. And, yes, it’s learning. But to our kids, it’s just plain fun!!

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Who is PlayWisely For?

PlayWisely's curriculum targets children aged 4 months to 5 years old -- the brain’s early critical wiring period. Our curriculum is divided into the following sections based one either a child's age or stage of development:

Babies 1 (4-8 months)

Babies 2 (8-12 months): Sitters, crawlers and babies pulling up

Toddler 1 (12-18 months): First steps, first words

Toddler 2 (18 months- 2 1/2 years): Runners and talkers

Toddler 3 (2 1/2 years-3 1/2 years): Jumpers and communicators

School Readiness (3 1/2 years-4 1/2 years): Kindergarten preparation


Play At School

We partner with preschools to deliver the PlayWisely curriculum to their students and non-students. Click here to see if your child’s school -- or a school near you -- is one of our partners!

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Play at Home

Our amazing, certified PlayWisely coaches will come to your home to deliver our science-and-play-based curriculum to your child and up to three other children during the same class!

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Play Online

Our partners at Sparkabilities have created videos and apps powered by the PlayWisely program. Now you can take the PlayWisely program wherever you go! Click here for more info!

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  • Dr. Susan Smart, PlayWisely Parent

    Dr. Susan Smart, PlayWisely Parent

    “As a pediatrician, I have read plenty of books on child development, to see PlayWisely in action is amazing!”

  • Dr. Eugene Galanter, Director Psychophysics Laboratory Columbia University

    Dr. Eugene Galanter, Director Psychophysics Laboratory Columbia University

    The PlayWisely curriculum and pioneering developmental play system for little ones ages four months to 5 years serves as a potential mechanism to jump start a child's intellectual and athletic foundation.

  • Dominic L., PlayWisely parent Notes:

    Dominic L., PlayWisely parent Notes:

    "I knew Luke was picking up PlayWisely when as a 2-year old, he debated with a teacher whether a shape was a diamond or a rhombus."

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