Creating a Playful Learning Environment

Special Guests:

Jane Park – Director, Too Small to Fail
Too Small to Fail, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to empower parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth.

Marisa Conner – Co-chair of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council
Marisa shares adaptive tips and tools from Too Small to Fail’s Indoor Activities Kit designed to help families create a playful, literacy-rich home environment for children of all abilities.

Veronica Tapia – Early Childhood Educator & Mom of Special Needs Child, Los Angeles
Veronica draws on her experiences as both an educator and a Mom of a special needs child to provide helpful strategies on how she has kept her young children engaged in learning activities indoors.

Too Small To Fail has transformed bus stations, markets, laundromats and more by placing engaging reading prompts that promote communication between caregivers and young children… meeting families with rich literacy tools where they live, work and play.

In 2015, Inclusion Matters, Too Small To Fail and Landscape Structures Inc. opened the first inclusive playground in the country that offered reading and communication play panels in Los Angeles. Featuring engaging designs, questions, and story prompts in multiple languages, these panels are now woven into each of our playground designs.

Learn more about Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration at:

For more Play at Home Ideas, visit:

Download the social inclusion curriculum and training series for your school: Click Here

Questions? Contact Marnie Norris at [email protected]

Learn more about Too Small To Fail:

For more Talking is Teaching indoor resources:

Download the Indoor Activities Toolkit:
English: Click Here
Spanish: Click Here

Download the Indoor Activities Toolkit Adaptations Tip Sheet:
English: Click Here
Spanish: Click Here