The Baby Play Academy is not focused on milestone achievements. It has been designed to empower you with accurate knowledge about infant development.
Everything on talking, moving and playing in your babies first 18 months at your fingertips.
Hundreds of home-based purposeful play ideas to support your baby's development.
Paediatric Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists in your pocket to answer all of your questions on play, movement and language.
Who is the Academy for?
Every day we meet different babies and families in our clinic. The Academy is for these families everywhere.
This is your first child. You're unsure how to play with your baby or even hold, move and carry them. You really want your baby to learn new skills. Help is just one click away.
You have multiple children. You're struggling to find time to plan anything and you haven't yet found the right professional to ask for help. Everything is at your fingertips.
You've already sought help. But you're still worried your baby is behind. Or you're after ideas to complement their therapy goals. We've got you.
The Baby Play Academy is an online membership designed exclusively to guide parents in supporting the development of their baby from birth to walking.
There is a super library of play ideas, using items you would normally have around the house. We also provide toys & book suggestions that support development.
We love our Q&A forum where you can ask your burning questions of our team and connect with other parents & caregivers.
All children have their own unique developmental trajectory. Unlike popular apps and books out there, our play academies are not based on ages as such but stages. Each little one needs a different amount of time in each stage and we are here to answer all your questions and give you all the ideas to help your little ones development and we can’t do that in 30 days.
Since this is a membership and not a course, you will get access to new content monthly, including live Q&As from our team and guest speakers, toy reviews and more.
Yes, you may cancel at any time after your 3-month commitment but you will lose access to the content and the Play Academy. Note: there are no refunds granted for annual membership purchases.
Please check out our Members T&Cs here for a full and clear description of refunds and course transfers.
Our Baby Play Academy are designed from birth – walking. We have a monthly membership, as well as 6 and 12 month upfront memberships, so you can maximise your value at the age and stage of your little one.
PLAY TIME: Our Baby & Toddler Play Academies will have a “play time” live once a month on DIY toys and a play challenge. The Preschool Academy play ideas are themed and change monthly.
Live Q&A: Our Expert Team and/or Guest Speakers will jump into the forum once a month to answer all your questions live!
Mini Masterclasses: We run mini masterclasses on footwear, motor skills, play, singing, reading and more!
Most of our play ideas come from using everyday items & recycling. However, if we do use a specific toy and you do not have it at home, let us know and we will think of an alternative for you.
Yes! You definitely could spend HOURS researching, scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest and sifting through the piles and piles of misinformation on google... and then doing it all again every time there your child moves into the next phase or stage of development.
OR, you can invest in the Academy and get access to all the play ideas and have experts in your pocket, so we can answer your questions anytime!
By joining the Play Academy you will save time + $$, avoid all the anxiety, get access to resources, trainings, and tools that will help you fell calm and confident in supporting your childs development. Plus you'll get to hang out with us 1-2x a month LIVE!
You sure could.
However, that's only 1 hour of your week.
The Baby Play Academy not only provides you with play ideas, but motor milestones, speech milestones, when to check-in, strategies to support and troubleshoot, masterclasses and the ability to ask questions when it suits you.
We would always recommend to see your local Paediatric Physio, Speechie or OT so that your little one can be assessed and managed appropriately.
The Play Academy is a complementary program.
It sure is.
The Baby Play Academy has been designed to complement your baby's therapy program.
Just get in touch with us to let us know that you are working with someone and what your goals are. That way we can really pinpoint the right direction for you.
Western Kids Health is located in Perth, Western Australia.
If you are in WA we'd love to see you! If you're not not in WA, we can offer Telehealth consultations > Book here.
Credit card or Debit card payments are available.
Payment is in Australian dollars. Which means our families in the UK and US are in luck as the Aussie dollar is weak in comparison!