Play isn’t the enemy of learning, it’s learning’s partner. Play is like fertilizer for brain growth. It’s crazy not to use it.
— Dr. Stuart Brown

Encourage Play is all about helping kids connect and learn social skills through playful activities.

  • We provide playful practical resources that can be used at school, in group settings or at home to practice and build social skills.

  • We also offer simple fun activities to encourage connections in families. 


Encourage Play, LLC was founded in 2013 by Janine Halloran. Janine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor from Massachusetts with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings. Learn more about the story behind Encourage Play and Janine here.

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