Family Workshops

Free Workshop!

The Importance of Play:

How Play is the Key to Your Child’s Enrichment at Home and at School

Monday, March 12, 6-7:30pm


Why is play important? According to educator Maria Montessori, “play is the work of the children.” Play is the launch pad for your child’s imagination, development of social skills, vocabulary, problem solving, and more.

Speech-language pathologist Ashleigh Wishen discusses how parents can make play an important part of their day and more enriching for children ages 1-5. Ashleigh also delves into the role of play in a school environment and how play can help your child develop both literacy and social communication skills. Practical strategies and a Q&A will be offered. Click here to RSVP.

Ashleigh Wishen, M.H.Sc. CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who earned her Masters of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. Ashleigh currently works as a Clinical Instructor at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders at Columbia University.