“Love. Talk. Play.”
Parenting is the hardest job there is. There is so much information out there about how to ensure that children grow up happy and healthy, but there is also a lot of pressure. And there isn’t enough support and good information for parents – especially those with babies and toddlers – to help them be successful.
Shoreline Community College has partnered with “Love. Talk. Play.” to bring messages and materials to families through parenting education classes.
“Love. Talk. Play.” is a statewide campaign that aims to help parents of babies and toddlers get the knowledge, skills and confidence to give their children the best possible start in life and school.
“ ‘Love. Talk. Play.’ is a great resource for parents, and we’re excited to be able to provide an easy way for people to access this information. I would encourage parents in our infant and toddler classes, in particular, to take advantage of this resource. ” said Barbara Yasui, Parenting Education Program Coordinator for Shoreline Community College. “Also, for parents who are looking for more support, Woodinville Family Preschool and Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool offer classes for infants and young toddlers.”
The campaign’s message is simple and in its name: As your child’s first and most important teacher, there are three things you can do every day – love, talk and play. “Love. Talk. Play.” celebrates what parents already do with their children and provides fun and easy ideas for making the most of everyday activities.
Shoreline is the first community college to partner with “Love. Talk. Play.” to help spread the word to parents. Parents can go to LoveTalkPlay.org to receive activity ideas, information on development for children birth to age 3, and even sign up for free weekly tips via email.
“We hope that parents will sign up for the weekly tips and go to the ‘Love. Talk. Play.’ website for ideas on activities that they can do with their babies and toddlers,” Yasui said.
Visit LoveTalkPlay.org/shorelinecc to learn more.
“Love. Talk. Play.” is led by Thrive by Five Washington, the state’s nonprofit public-private partnership for early learning, in partnership with the state Department of Early Learning and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
From the Public Information Office