“Learning through play is a concept used in education and psychology,” shared Ilona Thomas, Speech and Language Therapist with the Hospital’s Pediatric Community Program. “Through play children can learn to make sense of the world around them. They are then able to develop social, communication and cognitive skills, mature emotionally and gain self-confidence. These are all invaluable skills as they grow up.”
“Thank you to our generous volunteers for making learning through play possible for children in our community!”
The toys were donated through the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.
Featured Photo: Pictured are Karen Matte, Chair, BGVA; Ilona Thomas, Speech and Language Therapist, BGH; Lauren Andrews, Infant and Child Development Therapist, BGH; and Liz Rogers, Volunteer Coordinator, BGVA.
About Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Canada
Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving seriously ill children and their families through partnerships with more than 160 healthcare facilities. Over the past 25 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home.