fourth annual

Toddler Play Conference

Learning Through Play

On-Demand, Distance Learning

ūüďÖMarch 20-24 2023 | With Holly Peretz OTR/L¬†

You are all about kids reaching their full potential

but keeping up with every area of their holistic development is overwhelming

learning through play kids

You love play but

Connecting the dots between age-appropriate learning outcomes, milestones, and play is overwhelming

Unsure of where to place your focus, efforts, and time for your children?

Feeling like you can’t keep up with the speed of children's development and the modern-day science of what kids need to thrive?

Imagine what it would be like to

Have proven play-based tools for supporting holistic development for kids aged 1-5 years old.

Master strategies for playing and engaging that will get your focus away from checklists and onto the unique child in front of you

Experience a fresh take on the developmental needs of kids living in a modern-day world.

Join us in unlocking the power of learning through play

Be empowered by this team of experts

Cari Ebert, SLP

Building Executive Function Skills Through Play-Based Learning

Claire Heffron, OT and Lauren Drobnjak, PT

It All Starts With The Core

Ashley Yeh, M.Ed

Unpacking the Montessori Essential Triad

Mandisa Watts, MBA

Mess-Free Sensory Bags and Bottles Workshop

Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTRL, CAS

Sensory Processing Red Flags

Kailee Noland, DPT

Everything You Need To Know About Toddler Shoes

Laura Brown, SLP

The untapped power of supporting toddler language through play

Kristina Buskirk, BSc

Low-Prep Play Invitations


Adam Griffin, OT 

Ball Play Like You Have Never Seen It Before

Dr. Cindy Hovington, Ph.D.

From meltdowns to firm coping strategies:  supporting emotional development through play

Chanda Jothen, PT

Indoor Purposeful Motor Play

Heather Greutman, COTA

Visual Perception in the Little Years

Nicole Gordon, MSW

Dropping Naps and Quiet Playtime

Allie Ticktin MA, OTD, OTR/L

Reimagining Learning Through Sensory Play

Tech-wise Littles: Kay, M.Ed.-ET/P & Jennifer, M.Ed./LMFT  

Taking the guesswork and guilt out of screen time

Mandy Richardson, B.Ed, MA

The Secret To Independent Play 

Michelle King, BSc

STEM Play Invitations Workshop

Rebecca Gasiewicz Thiemann, Ph.D. & Sarah Liebenrood. MA

Spring story time

Jayme Yannuzzi M.Ed

 Spring Purposeful Play Workshop

Alene Villaneda, BS, OFM, CNHP, iLS, BIT

3 Step Framework for Easy and Successful Retained Primitive Reflex Integration

Heather Sossoman, PT, DPT

From Clumsy to Strong

Emily Kukla, SLP

Home Programs That Support Speech Development Through Play

Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS

Play For Endurance

Emily Lawson BA 

Learning Numbers Through Play Workshop 

Sarah Britton, BSc

7 Steps To Setting Up a Playroom

Holly Peretz OTR/L 

A Montessori-Inspired Shelf for Powerful Learning Through Play

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Meet the hostess

Wasn't Play Supposed to be the easy, joyful part of raising small humans?

Hi, I’m Holly Peretz OTR/L and I am your hostess for the 4th Annual Toddler Play Conference. I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and mom two sweet (and very active) kids. 

After working in clinical practice for over a decade and raising my own small humans I am more convinced than ever that play is the most undervalued and misunderstood tool in our therapeutic and parenting toolboxes. 

Childhood development in the early years is critical in establishing a firm foundation to become a responsible, healthy and kind adult. The way we parents and caregivers structure our kid’s days (from what toys they play with, to how we act to co-regulate their emotions) become the building blocks for their development.¬†

5 days of do-able tools for understanding learning in the toddler years

Exclusive recordings

I saved some of the juiciest parts of each interview (around 10 minutes each) for VIP ticket holders only

Podcast listening

Listen to the conference whenever and wherever you want- on the way to work, washing dishes, on a stroller walk. You will have access to each recording in a podcast style format to listen on the go.

The Conference Workbook

Get the crib notes from the conference, as well as reflection points to really cement what you are learning

Certificate for 15 hours of learning

Earn 15 hours of Professional Development after completing the conference and taking the multiple choice post-training assessment. Credits available through Illinois Intervention. Otherwise, you need to submit to your professional body independently.

Grab the Full Conference

The VIP Ticket

Toddler Play Conference
$ 127
  • Instant, lifetime access to the conference ($600 Value)
  • Exclusive recordings from every speaker ($300 Value)
  • Podcast style listening ($67 Value)
  • The Conference Workbook ($37 Value)
  • *Professional Development Certificate of Participation for 15 hours of training (Value $127)

*Professional Development Certificates are available ONLY after completing a 48-question multiple choice test on the material learned.  

Toddler Play Conference VIP Ticket

Got questions?

This is the best part- no waiting around for the conference to begin. This is a pre-recorded on-demand course. Upon purchasing you will have IMMEDIATE access to every part of the VIP ticket.

Due to the digital nature of the product and the fact that it contains instant downloads and material from multiple businesses, refunds are not available. Please look through all the details before you purchase.  If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at support@otholly.com

While the podcast expires a year after purchasing, the VIP ticket videos and bonuses are available for life. 

That means that you can come back to these expert interviews when ever you have a question or need a fresh dose of encouragement and education.  

The conference is registered with The Illinois Early Intervention. Otherwise it is not officially registered with other professional bodies.  Therefore it is up to you to submit the certificate of 15 hours of learning to your professional board independently. 

The certificate is ONLY available to those that upgrade to the VIP Ticket. 

The certificate is only available after completing the entire conference and scoring  80% or above on the post-training multiple choice test. 

The VIP contains 10 extra minutes of recordings from every single speaker. 

Each speaker answered one additional question that we have reserved only for the VIPs

Yes! Every video contains closed captions (you need to manually turn them on in the setting tab of the video) as well as downloadable transcripts for the VIPs.

Absolutely. The Conference brings together a huge diversity of different professional instructors and opens up deep insight and research around early child development. Occupational Therapists, educators, allied health proffessionals, and those working with young children will benefit greatly from this perspective on play and early childhood development. 

The Conference uses videos, audio, closed captions and full transcripts. 

If you have specific requests to make this learning accessible please reach out at support@otholly.com and we will manage these on a one-one basis. 

If this course were to be canceled, please see our cancellation policy on our Terms of Use page. 

You are welcome to email us at support@otholly.com and we will endeavour to get back to you within 2 working days. 

Financial and non-financial disclosures

It is the policy of Holly Peretz to disclose any financial and non-financial interest the provider or instructor may have in a product or service mentioned during an activity. This is to ensure that the audience is made aware of any bias of the speaker.

Holly Peretz is the conference hostess as well as the owner of the event sponsor- Playful Pod that is advertised throughout the conference.  

Our guest speakers do share about the additional paid products and resources that they sell during their talks and in resources that they invite attendees to access. 

Guest speakers earn affiliate commissions through the promotion of this conference. 

There are no relevant non-financial disclosures. 

Target Audience

Our target audience is Occupational Therapy Practitioners, Allied-Health professionals, Educators, and Parents who are interested in the role of play in early child development.  The educational level is introductory.

Learning Outcomes


  1. To Define various components of early child development and learning. 
  2. Be able to correctly identify milestones for development across areas of development (Language, Sensory, Visual Perception, Motor) as well as specific skills (ball skills, numeracy, jumping, balance, coordination, pre-literacy, executive function). 
  3. Recall strategies for supporting holistic development for 1-5-year-olds through play-based learning.

PD Activity Description

This course is an independent/self-study course delivered via video inside the Thrivecart Learn+ course platform and podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.

Please see the full schedule 

A full breakdown of Speaker information, curriculum/agenda per each talk, and learning outcomes can be found here. 

Contact: support@otholly.com

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